Color Oops on Bleached Hair
If you’ve recently bleached your hair and have started noticing the brassiness coming back, don’t worry — you can still remedy the situation!
You might be surprised to learn that color oops is a great way to keep your hair looking as light as possible without having to bleach it again.
In this post, we’ll outline how color oops works and how you’ll want to use it on bleached hair.
How Does Color Oops Work?
Color oops is a semi-permanent dye that is designed to neutralize unwanted brassiness in blonde hair.
Specifically, it neutralizes the yellow tones in blonde hair, leaving you with a cool-toned or ash blonde color.
Because of its unique formulation, color oops actually bonds to your existing pigment and works to neutralize it.
This means that it doesn’t strip your hair of color like conventional bleaching does.
Using Color Oops for Bleached Hair
The first time you apply color oops to bleached or lightened hair, you’ll want to wait roughly 20 minutes after it’s been washed to allow the dye time to take effect.
If you color your hair a second time, don’t wait as long between applications as you will with a first application.
Color oops doesn’t interfere with the oxidizing process and won’t require as much of a lather to remove, so it can be applied more frequently.
To apply color oops, simply use the same shampoo and conditioner you were using prior to bleaching. Pour color oops directly into your hair after washing it.
A lot of people seem to prefer the “wake up” method of applying dye, which is to soak it for at least ten minutes before rinsing out the product.
The benefit of this is that it gives your hair more time to absorb the dye rather than just applying the color directly to it.
The key with applying color oops is to give your hair at least 15 minutes after rinsing to soak up the product. Repeat this process 2-3 times, depending on how much bleaching was done.
Once you’ve completely rinsed out your hair, dry your strands thoroughly. This will help prevent color oops from staining clothing.
When it comes to styling, color oops doesn’t color your hair — rather, it just neutralizes your natural pigmentation.
Because of this, you’re free to style your hair any way you want. Drying, curling, flat ironing — you can do it all!
After you’ve finished applying color oops, it’s important to note that the product will continue to bond to your hair over the course of two days.
This is completely normal and helps to ensure that your bleached hair won’t start turning yellow again.
Once the bonding process is complete, you can begin shampooing and conditioning your hair as you normally would.
With the right hair color and a bit of patience, you can make sure your hair stays as light as possible — even though you’ve bleached it!