How to Bleach Hair at Home – 5 Easy Step by Step Instructions

How to Bleach Hair at Home – 5 Easy Step by Step Instructions

Before using a toner to dye your hair blonde, you should bleach your hair to lighten it.

In this article, you’ll learn How to Bleach Hair to prepare it for toner. You can dye your hair blonde WITHOUT bleaching it first if your hair is very light, but I wouldn’t recommend it for women with darker hair.

Continue reading to learn how to bleach your hair at home. You can do it yourself (DIY) without visiting a salon.

How to Bleach Hair at Home Before Applying Toner – How to Guide and Instructions

Here’s how to bleach hair at home and the step-by-step instructions.

Test with a Sample of Hair First

Before bleaching and toning your hair at home, it’s best to do a TEST on a small strand of hair. Do a test once, and then you don’t have to test again.

The first time I bleached and toned my hair, my mom cut off hair from the bottom of my head (where no one can see it!) and we bleached that strand of hair and toned it to make sure it would be okay.

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Step 1: Buy the Supplies to Bleach Your Hair at Home

Supplies to Bleach Your Hair at Home

You’ll need to buy the following supplies from Sally’s or Amazon to bleach your hair at home.

  1. Tint Brush for applying the bleach: On Amazon.
  2. Mixing bowl: Purple hair color mixing bowl from Sally’s.
  3. Gloves: SalonCare gloves or any vinyl or latex gloves.

Optional: Buy a set on Amazon. You can also buy the tint brush, mixing bowl, and gloves in a hair dye color kit online.

Hair Bleaching Kit from Amazon

  1. Applicator bottle. I use the $3 applicator bottle from Sally’s. You can also get an applicator bottle on Amazon.
  2. Bleach: PrismLites Blue Powder. (Buy the 1 oz. package.)


SalonCare Prism Lights Bleach

  1. Developer. I use the 20 volume developer by Salon Care. Available on Amazon.
  2. A Hairbrush, a Shower Cap, Hair-Ties or Hair Clips, Shampoo, and Conditioner
  3. An Old T-Shirt You Don’t Mind Messing Up!
  4. (Plus buy a toner to apply after bleaching your hair! Otherwise, you’ll end up with hair that looks like a yellow banana!)

Step 2: Apply Bleach to Hair.

Apply Bleach (1 Scoop Bleach to 2 Scoops Developer)

  • Mix 1 scoop of the Prism lights Blue powder with two scoops of the SalonCare 20 volume developer in a mixing bowl.
  • Put on your gloves.
  • Apply bleach to the roots of your hair.
  • Dip your gloves into the bleach mix and apply to the back of your hair.

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Step 3: Put on Shower Cap and Wait 25-30 Minutes.

  • After you’ve added the bleach, put on a plastic shower cap and wait 25-30 minutes.

Put on a Shower Cap and Wait

Step 4: Rinse Out Bleach with Shampoo

  • Remove the shower cap.
  • Don’t be concerned if your hair turns blue or green after 25-30 minutes!


Here’s a video of what your hair will look after 25 minutes.

  • Rinse out the bleach in the shower by shampooing your hair.
  • (It does not need to be purple shampoo.)
  • I use the L’Oreal Sulfate free shampoo.

Yellow Hair: Your hair will be bright yellow after rinsing out the bleach. This is a good thing and completed expected!

Bright Yellow Hair after Rinsing Out Bleach

Step 5: Add Toner to Hair

Apply Toner after Bleaching Hair

  • After completing steps 1-4, you are ready to add toner to your hair!
  • You can choose any color of Wella toner. I personally love Wella T27 and Wella T35.

Have Any New, Fun Hair Colors or Hairstyles You Are Loving Now?

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