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How Much Does It Cost To Bleach Your Hair? 

How much does it cost to bleach your hair? It is indeed a great question.

Knowing the bleaching process’s cost will save you a lot of time, energy, and money. The cost of bleaching depends on some factors.

  • First, are you visiting a beautician or a professional hairdresser? Are you opting to use your friend?
  • The cost to bleach your hair is also dependent on the length of the hair.
  • The initial color before bleaching is also a crucial consideration.
  • The last factor that influences bleaching is the health and strength of your hair.

Bleaching your hair can go from $40 to $250.

Expensive? Are you worried about the cost of your short blondes? Prices range depending on the type of hair. So short hair might be charged lower and vice versa. 

Everyone is familiar with the bleaching process but not with the cost. So let’s explore and find the reasons for the expensive bleaching process.

Ooh, and bleaching involves extra services that include hair treatment and toning.

Bleaching hair
Bleaching hair at salon (Image: gumtree)

How much does it cost to bleach?

Bleaching depends on your financial ability and willingness to spend. If you prefer to opt for an alone treatment, then it is simple.

Take a visit to your local drugstore and purchase the dyes and reagents you might need. Buy them also with a consideration of the look you want to achieve. 

Hair lightening products come in different structures and forms. If you are bleaching for more than one session, buy the bleaching powder that comes in a container. 

  • Hair bleach retails for as low as $5 and can go up to $35 for a sizeable tub.
  • You might spend an extra $10 on the bleaching kits. The kits include gloves, brush, blending tub, and bleach powder. In short, you need all the home-based hair bleaching kits.
  • Crème bleaches are friendly to your scalp and, they are less harmful. You might cough up to $ 9 for these friendly bleaching products.  

Consider using powder bleaches although, there is a higher risk of breathing in powder particles. The powder particles are all chemicals, so watch out!

The density and the length of your hair should guide you on the costs to expect. If you need to change from extreme black to blonde, you might require two bleaching sessions. The conditions will double up the cost.

How much does it cost to bleach your hair at home?

Bleach hair at home
Bleach hair at home to save money (Image: allure)

If you are an armature with the bleaching and dyeing exercise you should delegate hair duty assignment to the professional hairdressers.

While it might be quite expensive to use a professional, failure to do so might cause you more finances and possibly spoil your mood.

A bleaching kit is an essential component of the bleaching process. Use a bowl to mix hydrogen peroxide and bleaching powder.

Wear gloves, have a brush, and wear an overall to preserve your clothes. If you plan to bleach your hair at home, you might need to spend about 45 dollars. Considering the length of your hair, you might be forced to spend more.

You also need a toner and container of a developer. Developers have a strength of the range 10-40. Choose well. In case it is your first experience, use up to 30% of hydrogen peroxide. Developers can go up to $9.

The most expensive developers are also available. It all depends on how much you are willing to part with.

Do not forget to purchase toner for $ 10 only. The permanent toner allows for consistent bleaching resulting in no undertones.

Requirements for bleaching

Bleaching your hair at home could save you quite a huge load of money. The only difference is that you will not experience professional treatment. 

When doing on yourself, remember that the following pieces of equipment are essential:

  • Bleaching cup
  • Gloves 
  • Permanent toner
  • Bowl and a brush 
  • Comb 
  • Developer 
  • Bleach powder 

Decide on the final look you want to achieve and a closer examination of your hair before paying a visit to the drugstore. In case your hair is profound, buy large bleaching reagents and components. 

You can also buy the kit that comes with all the bleaching requirements. 

Bleaching and coloring your hair at home can go for as low as $45. Cheaper, isn’t it?

Therefore, I would prefer treating, bleaching, and coloring my hair at home over a professional hairdresser visit.

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How much does it cost to bleach your hair when visiting a professional salon?

We can’t deny that visiting the salon is a genuinely expensive process but it is worthwhile in the end.

When you prefer to bleach and dye your hair through a professional, you might need to cough more money. That is the difference between home treatment and salon treatment.

The cost ranges to bleach your hair at a professional salon from $150 -$300 depending on your hair type and the desired style to achieve.

Other costs that you should be ready to pay are the dying and toning services. They will eat up to $40.

Coloring your hair might also require a further $70.

How much time would you spend in a salon?

3 hours is the maximum time it might take you at the salon as you bleach your hair. An additional 2 hours will be required for the dyeing process. 

While it might be a boring and strenuous process, it is what you have to go through to obtain a stunning look.

Every minute you spend in a salon is worthwhile. When your hair is done by a professional, there are limited chances of it spoiling. You will also be assured of an excellent job done.

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Considerations before bleaching

There are a few considerations you should pay attention to before undertaking the bleaching process.

Is the bleaching process necessary?

The bleaching process is only useful when you want to lighten your natural hair color or when you want to diminish the current color of the bleached hair on your head. 

  • Avoid washing your hair up to 48 hours before the bleaching process starts. Oils present will cushion the hair against damages.
  • Allow natural hair growth. It will offer a perfect room for uniform bleaching.
  • Deep condition and nourish your hair a few days before bleaching. It ensures uniformity with a guarantee to perfect hair bleaching.

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It is impossible to achieve a perfect bleaching process without parting with a few dollars. Doing it at home is cheaper. It can go for around $45.

When you use a professional hairdresser’s services to bleach hair, you pay more for obvious reasons. Choose your preferred hair doctor as you prepare to rock that crazy look!



I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty & make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!

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