How To - Bleach & Dye Your Roots

This is a basic guide to bleaching & dyeing your roots - please always check manufacturers instructions before using any bleach kit or hair dye. NEVER use household bleach on your hair or skin and keep all bleach away from eyes and mouth!

What you will need: 
Hair Dye 
Tint Bowl x 2
Tint Brush x 2
Tail / Sectioning Comb
Hair Clips
Plastic/Latex Gloves x 2
Old Clothes / Towels 
An Extra Pair of Hands if Possible


Please read How To...Dye Your Hair for basic hair dye information and How To...Bleach Your Hair for basic bleaching information. 

How often you choose to re-dye/bleach your roots is entirely up to you - you will know best when you want to re-do them - some people are happy with 3 inches of re-growth some people jump on the slightest showing on the roots, but please bear in mind the more you bleach your hair the more potential damage you could be doing to it. On many Bleach Kits the manufacturers will let you know often they feel it is safe to use their product. Always use the lowest volume developer/peroxide as you can (20 or 30 is much better to use than 40 if you can get away with it). 

Try not to get bleach on the already dyed parts of your hair e.g.. if roots are 2cm DON'T coat top 3cm of hair with bleach.

Always re-bleach roots as quickly as possible as hair next to the scalp will generally bleach quicker than elsewhere (due to the heat from your head) - also if you take 30 mins to apply bleach you may find the area you first did is over-bleached whereas the are you have just applied bleach too has not changed much. Getting a friend to help with the bleaching is always a good idea. 

When re-dyeing your hair you are best re-applying the Semi Permanent Hair Dye to all previously dyed areas as this will give your hair a top-up of colour all over. If, like me, you have some normal colour hair and some dyed you can apply the dye to the coloured areas only or you can apply it to your whole head - this uses more dye but does give your hair an all over sheen of colour as well as brightening up the already coloured areas.


For hints and tips on maintaining hair colour please see under our Hair Dye Hints & Tips Section


The information given on this site has been from our own personal use, our customers feedback and various websites and forums. Beeunique are not trained hairdressers or professionals and as such we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of all the information in this section and tips etc should be used with caution. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another and if you are in any doubt about a procedure it is recommend you contact a hairdresser or other trained professional first.