About Safety (Important)
Read all directions and warnings before application.
Do not use if you have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Do not get mixture in eyes; to do so may cause blindness. If mixture gets into eyes rinse immediately with lukewarm water, and seek medical attention ...
What are the general tips for bleaching safely?
How your hair will lift can vary a lot depending on the health of your hair prior to applying the bleach and base color of your hair. For example, virgin hair often lightens faster than processed hair, but the thickness and texture of your hair can be a factor too, so it’s important to closely mo...
What does bleach do?
Bleach permanently lightens the color of the hair by physically removing pigment from where it is applied. Since it is not a dye, bleach will not fade from the hair. Bleaching opens the cuticle of the hair which then allows added pigment to stick more easily - just be cautious to avoid over-proce...
How long should I leave bleach in my hair?
This will be different for everyone! We recommend leaving the bleach in the hair for 15-45 minutes. Because some people will experience their desired lift in less time, always check the hair every 5 minutes or so throughout the process. If your hair is very dark and/or coarse, you will most likel...
Can I bleach out the AF color I have in my hair? What about box dye?
No, we don’t recommend bleach for this. Bleach is most effective at removing your natural pigment from hair and does not work as well with the pigments used in AF colors or other kinds of dye, including permanent hair dye. To remove dye from the hair, a color remover designed for the type of dye ...
How do I bleach my hair?
Instructions are included in every Bleach, Please kit and should be followed closely. For the best results:
The hair should be at least slightly dirty (one day or longer since last wash), dry, and detangled.
Mix together bleach and developer until it is a creamy, even consistency with no lumps....
What if I didn't get my hair as light as I wanted it in one bleach session? Can I bleach it again?
Repeated bleaching is not recommended since you’re putting yourself at risk of overprocessing and breakage. If you do bleach again, make sure to wait 3 weeks to give your hair cuticle enough time to heal, close and lay flat again. If you want to achieve a platinum blonde from dark hair, you will ...
Will bleaching damage my hair?
All bleach has a risk of damaging the hair or causing dryness since it is stripping the hair of pigment. But if you follow the instructions closely and use the product correctly, your risk of lasting damage is minimized. Always take steps to preserve the health of your hair both before, during, a...
What products do you recommend for after bleaching? Can I dye right after bleaching?
You can always dye your hair with Arctic Fox colors right after bleaching! They are gentle and hydrating, so they will help condition your hair after the dryness of bleach. If you’re not going to be coloring right away, try using a hair mask or a deep conditioning treatment after washing out the ...
I bleached my hair, and there is a band of hair that didn’t lift properly. What happened?
There are several different reasons banding or uneven lifting may occur. If you had permanent/box dye put on your hair at one time, this can prevent it from lifting the same as the rest of your hair. If parts of your hair had previously been lightened while others hadn’t, this can also cause the ...
Will bleach ruin my curls?
Bleaching is a chemical process and can affect your curl pattern. Since bleach raises the cuticle to remove pigment, this can break the protein bonds in the hair that form the curl, resulting in looser or less defined curls. Bleaching of curls can be done safely, but a lower-volume mix is usually...
How does the health of my hair before bleaching affect my results?
If your hair is dry from swimming, heat styling, etc, bleaching will dry it out further, and may not be the best course of action until you spend some time repairing the health of your hair. This gives you the best chance of going through the lightening process with minimal damage. If you bleach ...
Is bleach safe to use while pregnant?
No, we do not recommend using Bleach, Please while pregnant.
Is bleach safe to use on my pet?
No, do not use Bleach, Please on any animal.
How many levels will this kit lighten my hair?
Up to 8 levels! This will vary depending on your starting hair level, the health of your hair, application, processing time, and how well your hair takes bleach naturally. If you are starting from a dark base color you most likely won’t make it to platinum blonde in one session. If you are starti...
What volume developer is included?
A 35-vol developer is included. This volume of this developer is not recommended for on-scalp application. If you do decide to apply the bleach at the scalp, be extra cautious and aware of any pain or itchiness you may be experiencing, and wash the bleach out immediately if you’re experiencing an...
Does the kit include Latex-free gloves?
Yes, gloves are included!
Will one kit cover my whole head?
It will depend on the exact length and thickness of your hair, but usually, yes! One Bleach, Please kit contains 9oz of product which can cover hair to about mid-back/rib length of average thickness.
Is there ammonia in your bleach?
No, our bleach does not contain ammonia.
Can I do a bleach wash with this product?
Yes, you can use Bleach, Please with shampoo for a bleach wash.
Can I use Bleach, Please to remove dye?
We do not recommend using bleach to remove Arctic Fox colors, as this can drive pigment further into the hair and cause staining. This can occur with other types of dye as well. Bleach is formulated to target natural pigment, so it doesn’t always work as well with synthetic pigment from a dye. In...
Can I just bleach my roots with this product?
Yes, you can use Bleach, Please just on your roots. You will probably only need half the product, so only mix half and store the other halves of the bleach and developer separately for later use!
Can I bleach just my tips with this product?
Yes, you can apply bleach to just the tips of the hair. You will probably only need half the product, so only mix half and store the other halves of the bleach and developer separately for later use! You cannot save the product for later use once mixed. Bleach, Please should last up to a year if ...
Why should I choose this brand of bleach?
Bleach, Please contains a variety of added ingredients to help protect your hair even while lightening. Polycare® Split Therapy helps prevent split ends. The violet base helps counteract yellow tones. And the 35 volume developer is formulated with tons of ingredients to help prevent damage and pr...
What is Polycare® Split Therapy?
Polycare® Split Therapy is a natural, vegetable-based additive that helps prevent damaged cuticles and split ends. It has been shown to help prevent split ends over multiple uses for up to 8 washes with a clarifying shampoo in serums. In Bleach, Please it should majorly help prevent split ends fr...
Can I mix AF bleach with AF dye?
No. Arctic Fox colors are semi-permanent direct dyes, so they are not formulated to be mixed with developer or other lightening products. The dyes should never be mixed with bleach, developer, or other lighteners. Any lightening your hair requires must be done prior to applying the dye.
Do you have something to tone your hair after bleaching?
No. We do not offer toner at this time. However, Arctic Mist with a few drops of Purple Rain and a few drops of Poseidon on level 9 hair works wonders to get a cool-toned blonde and give you that toning effect! If your hair is orangey you will have a hard time using AF to tone and we would recomm...
Do I need to apply bleach all the way to the scalp?
You don't actually need to deposit the bleach mixture on the scalp: we recommend you stay 1/8 inch away from the root area. This will help minimize any itching or irritation and can help minimize banding in the future as well.
Is bleach safe for kids?
We do not recommend using bleach on a child. If you are planning on bleaching your older child’s hair you should consult with a professional cosmetologist and physician (especially if your child is under 13). If you do use it, make sure to keep the bleach off the scalp in a well-ventilated room, ...
Do I need to use foils? Do I need to use a cap?
Foils are not necessary for all-over lightening but if you choose to use them they can help with sectioning and keeping bleached parts of your hair separate.. Foils can also help keep the bleach from drying out at which point it will no longer lift.
A cap is not necessary but if you decide to us...
Should I use heat during processing?
Heat will speed up the processing/activation of bleach. This is why “hot roots” happen; the hair closest to your scalp processes/lifts faster because the hair next to your head is the warmest due to the heat of your scalp. So, heat will help speed up the process, and may help prevent hot roots if...
Are Bleach, Please bottles recyclable?
The tubes are made of: PP ( # 5) and the tube is Co- Ex EVOH/ PE so it would be a #7 Other and the bottle is made of: HDPE and a #2 and the cap is PP a #5. It depends on where you live if these materials are recyclable but PP is almost always! It's a good idea to pour some water into the containe...
Can I use Bleach, Please on my pet?
NO. Seriously, no.
What ingredients are in Bleach, Please?
The bleach cream and the 35-volume developer each have different ingredients. Here is the complete ingredients list for both!
Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ethylhexyl Pelargonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyoxyethlene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Mangifera Indica...