When you bleach your hair (frost, highlight, go blonde, etc.) how long do you process (leave the bleach in before rinsing?)
For me, I'm going on 2 hours now. I *have* to process for at least 2, sometimes even FOUR hours in order to fully lift and leave me with white/blonde. My hair is a rich brunette, so it takes forever, even using volume 30 cream developer and a violet professional powder for super dark hairs! My hair has always been pretty resistant. Back when I only used bleach from a drugstore, I'd need to process for sometimes 5 hours! Talk about horrible.
Everyone says "omg! Your hair will be ruined" when they hear of people leaving bleach in longer than 1 1/2 hours. That's not been my case though, not when using a good repair cream afterward and skipping every other day of washing.
So how long do you process, for those of you who bleach? Does it take you longer than average to lift and do you have to allow extra time to fully lift?
Tell me, while I sit here scalp tingling, all about ya'll's dying experiences! I'm finding it hard to even stay awake long enough to rinse! I actually did fall asleep for hours once after bleaching -- 5 hours total, and it turned out actually looking great. Lol. Lucky me.