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Best Ways To Fix Uneven Bleached Hair At Home

Best Ways To Fix Uneven Bleached Hair At Home

Last updated date Fri Aug 25 2023 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

So you tried an at-home bleach and managed to mess up badly. Now, you are left with strange-looking uneven bleached hair, making you feel crazy and helpless. Many people have the urge to try out something new in COVID lockdown. And just because you failed at your first attempt doesn't mean it is the end of the world! So, take a deep breath and relax! There is still a lot that can be done to fix the disaster that you have created for yourself. Read on to find out more on how to fix uneven bleached hair at home.

Reasons For Uneven Bleached Hair

Many things lead to uneven bleached hair. An uneven application method is a common reason. It is possible that you did not mix the bleach properly, or you applied it unevenly to different areas. You need to make small sections of hair to apply the bleach evenly. You may have taken very large sections, which led to the uneven application. 

You might have washed your hair too early. For being effective, bleach needs to rest for at least 40 minutes in your hair. Sometimes, applying bleach on a very dark hair color can make the bleach look reddish or orange. Possibly, you have used less than enough quantity of bleach. 

Depending on the volume of your hair, you need to adjust the quantity of bleach that you should be using for dying your hair. It's important to pay attention to these points as it'll help you avoid these mistakes. So let’s see how to fix uneven bleached hair:

1 - Dye Your Hair With A Darker Shade 

One of the easiest and most obvious ways of fixing an uneven hair color is to dye it. Try to choose a much darker color than the current shade of your hair, like chocolate brown or black. Part your hair into several sections so that you can color each of the sections properly. Start applying the color from the hair roots to the hair tips. 

Once you are done applying color properly, wait for 40 minutes to 1 hour before washing it with a good quality shampoo. But what if you want the lighter shade back? Well, you can try bleaching your hair using the correct methodology again after a few weeks. In that case, this color will become your base color on which you will apply your bleach.

2 - Directly Reapply Bleach

If you do not want an instant fix and are fine with having an uneven color for a few weeks, you can try this method. All you have to do is re-apply your bleach. But this time, use the correct method. The worst thing you can do is mess it up again, which can lead to a lot of hair damage which will be difficult to reverse. Here is the correct way of applying bleach: 

  • Make sure your scalp is completely clean and free of any residue. Shampoo your hair properly before applying the bleach. 

  • Use a blow dryer to dry it completely. 

  • Part your hair into small sections and, using a brush, start applying the bleach on each section. Start from the hair tips and work towards the route. 

  • Do not try to hasten this process as it can lead to uneven results. Be very careful about properly covering all the strands of your hair before you end the application process. 

  • Finally, wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo. 

Correctly applying bleach can help you to attain the proper shade that you are aiming for initially, so it can be a worthwhile process. However, bleaching your hair too frequently can cause hair damage as bleach contains peroxide. This means you should wait about two weeks to a month at least before you re-apply bleach on your fragile hair. 

You may want to continue using a nourishing and hydrating hair routine that can help to strengthen the hair by using a moisturizing conditioner and hair oils.

3 – Use Toning Shampoo

Toning shampoo can deliver a subtle hue to your hair. So how to fix uneven bleached hair using toning shampoo? Well, you just need to be a little creative here. You can use contrasting colors to correct the uneven shades. Take, for example, if you have an orange shade, then you may use a blue shampoo to create an evenly toned hair color. 

Similarly, if you have a few green hair strands lingering around in your bleached hair, you can apply red shampoo to equalize it, as green and red are at the opposite ends of the color spectrum. Here are some more examples: 

  • Purple color can fix yellow-looking hair, which is common with silver bleach. 

  • Sun-kissed orange hair can help you fix an ashy or grey undertone as it is a warm color.

Use toning shampoo two to three times a week to see results. Do not overdo it, as shampoos are generally drying agents for hair and do not do much good to nourish them. Continue your regular hair routine containing hair masks, oils, and conditioners to keep it hydrated and prevent hair damage.

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4 - Spot Bleaching

Suppose you have bleached your hair for the first time and, after you are done, realize that you have missed out on some spots and are in a panic thinking about how to fix uneven bleached hair? There is no need to be scared as you can easily fix this problem by spot bleaching, where you only bleach the targeted sections that you have missed out on the first time. For this process, you need to section your hair into small parts which reveal the missed spots, so they are easily accessible. 

Make a proper bleach mixture and apply it evenly on the missed pot. Wait for a while, then wash a branded shampoo. Even though this process sounds simple, you need to be cautious regarding the amount of bleach that needs to be applied as you are probably going to need a smaller amount this time.


So these were some of the best tips on how to fix uneven bleached hair. Many reasons can contribute to uneven bleached hair, and it is especially common for people who are new to at-home bleaching. By using the techniques given above, you can easily restore the color and beauty of your hair.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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