If you want to make a bold statement with your hairstyle dye your hair white. Yes, stripping your hair of its color can dry it out. However, if you use the proper methods, you can avoid permanent damage.
Today, I will show you how to use bleach and toner products the right way to get a beautiful, snow-white color. Unfortunately, you can’t get white hair without bleach or dye. But if you follow this guide, you will reduce the damage to the minimum. So, without further ado, let’s get this article started.
Can You Naturally Have White Hair?
Unfortunately, you can’t have white hair naturally without getting old or dying your hair. The clear hairs turn out as white or gray because of the way light is reflected from the fibers.
Gray hair color happens as you grow older. However, for some individuals, this can occur at a very young age, even as young as 10.
Can I Dye My Hair White Without Bleaching it?
Yes but only if your base color at the moment is platinum blonde. If you have dark hair, you will have to bleach your hair a couple of times before you get the perfect results.
How many times you should do this depends on the level of darkness. If you have black or light brown hair, you will have to bleach it a few times. I know that this makes you nervous. However, keep in mind that nothing great comes fast.
Also, keep in mind that not all hair can be turned white, especially previously died hair. It’s very hard to bleach your hair because the artificial pigment in the dye is more resistant than the natural (melanin).
Meaning, the artificial color won’t go away completely without bleaching. Without bleach, you can get a light blonde or platinum blonde but not white hair. If your hair is dark, you will have to bleach it at least three times to get that white color. Before you make any decisions, I want you to look in the mirror.
Ask yourself if you want to do this to your hair. Do you want to damage it just for getting a white color?
To endure the process, your hair has to be strong. Evaluate your hair. Is it weak? If yes, it’ll not be able to endure the process, especially if it’s dark. Is it fine? Not a positive outcome for a fine hair either.
However, if you have thick hair, it may have a chance because it can resist the negative bleach effects.
How to Get White Hair Naturally?
White hair has become very trendy over the years, so it’s completely understandable if you want to be a part of the trend.
However, if keeping up with your root dyings, hair color dyings, deep-conditioning, and hot oil treatments are draining your bank account, why not try something natural and cheap?
It’s possible to dye your hair white or silver using a semi-permanent dye. Keep dying it until it’s 40% white.
Once you have reached that level, you can stop with the dying process. Getting a white hair in a natural way is almost impossible. Also, it’s not possible to look good while you’re in the process of turning your hair white. It’s recommended that you trim your hair every 6 weeks. Cutting off the ends boosts growth.
I also suggest that you apply a hot oil treatment once a week. White hair can be wiry and coarse, so this will keep it soft and healthy. Apply the oil vial in hot water for 5 min, then pour it over your head.
Leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse it out. You can purchase a hot oil treatment at any local beauty shop.
Last but not least, schedule a deep-conditioning treatment with your stylist once a month. This will keep your hair healthy, soft, and strong. This hair treatment is way better than home treatment.
How Can I Make My Gray Hair White Naturally?
If you’ve never done this before, I will guide you through the entire process. Making your gray hair white naturally is not possible. But these steps will decrease the damage from the bleaching process.
First and foremost, you need to gather the necessary supplies including coconut oil, bleach powder and a developer. The coconut oil will keep your hair moisturized. This step is important because it will keep your hair from drying out.
When choosing a bleach powder, keep in mind that anything that has blue or violet tinted powder is going to work great.
Use a 20 volume developer to avoid serious damage to your hair. If you don’t have a mixing bowl, buy that too. Also, don’t forget to purchase a good dye brush and a toner.
Step 1: Coconut oil
First, apply coconut oil. It’s the perfect hair mask that will keep your hair moisturized. I suggest that you leave it on for a few hours. You can also leave it overnight before applying bleach if you want. Don’t rinse the coconut oil before bleaching your hair in order to minimize the damage of the process.
Step 2: Bleach
After a few hours, apply the bleach. This process goes differently for different people, depending on the condition of their roots. If you have very dark roots, I recommend that you start with them and get them to the lightness of the rest of your hair. Start by mixing equal parts of the developer and powder.
Mix until the mixture gets the consistency of pudding. Separate your hair into small strips and add to the length of your roots. You will have to apply the bleach very fast, so your hair processes at the same rate.
Step 3: Take time out
Leave the bleach in for 30 minutes (don’t leave it any longer than suggested) before rinsing out with lukewarm water.
Step 4: Repeat
If you want to get white hair, you will have to repeat the process until you get a light yellow color first.
Your hair will not turn white after the first session. If you have dark hair, it’s going to take a while. If you get orange, yellow or brassy roots or parts, don’t worry because it’s a common problem.
I advise against bleaching your hair more than two times a week. It needs time to recover in order to endure the entire process.
Step 5: Tone your hair
Once you get a light yellow color, it’s time for toning. This will be the most exciting part of your journey.
Mix two parts developer and one part toner in a small bowl. Use gloves to protect your hands. Start with the roots and work your way through the rest of your hair. It will begin to turn purple. But, do not panic.
This happens for a reason. It’s how your nasty yellow tones will disappear.
Leave the toner for around 10 minutes before rinsing out. Condition your hair afterward. If you treat your hair with care and respect, it will give back the favor. Proper care will make it stronger and help it recover from the bleaching.
How Do You Temporarily Dye Your Hair White?
Nowadays, having white hair is cool. It doesn’t mean that you’re old but trendy. Just like the silver hair trend, many people are rocking white locks and looking stunning.
Regardless of whether you’re already blonde and want to turn ever lighter, or have darker hair and wish for a change, it’s going to feel great.
However, if you’re not interested in keeping your hair white for a long time, I suggest that you purchase a temporary white hair dye. It’s simple to apply and provides great results.
There are dozens of reasons for wanting to lighten your hair. For instance, you might want to dress up as a famous character for next Halloween. A temporary hair dye lasts for about 3 to 4 weeks. Use a purple shampoo to complement it.
In order to get the best results, make sure that your hair is clean, healthy and strong. Use old t-shirts or towel to avoid staining. Also, it’s recommended that you do this outside, if possible.
Personal advice: Apply petroleum jelly on your ears, neck, and forehead in order to protect your skin from staining. Read the instructions on your temporary white dye carefully before using and use gloves during the process.
Hopefully, my short guide will teach you how to become a show-white queen. I strongly advise against damaging your hair for no reason.
But I also understand the urge to experiment with colors. I have done it myself a hundred times before. Don’t forget to share these tips with your friends.
Who knows, maybe one of them is also wondering how to get white hair without bleach or dye. Also, feel free to ask any questions associated with the topic in the comments below. I will be more than happy to answer them for you.