Summer is coming and I know we all love swimming in this scorching hot weather. Beaches, pools, and water parks are going to be filled with a bunch of people who are longing to swim. Swimming can be super exciting with a wide range of water sports and games.

However, do you know that apart from recreational activities an enjoyable swimming afternoon or a fun pool party can bring to you lice on your scalp? Some people may find it is hard to believe, but it is true. So now, Hairdeveloper will answer the question: “Can you get lice from a pool?” and try to explain how and why this happens.

Can you get lice from a pool

Lice in swimming pools

What are lice?

First of all, we should learn some information about lice. Louse or in plural form, lice is a tiny insect living in the human and animal body or hair. The size of an adult louse is the same as a sesame seed and their color ranges from tan to brown so it is very difficult to notice them.

can you get lice from a pool

What do lice look like?

There are several common types of lice such as head lice, body lice as well as pubic lice. Of all, head lice are the most prevalent type of lice. Head lice are obligate parasites or holoparasites, which means they cannot survive without exploiting a human host. This species can live only on humans, so they don’t come from our dog, cat, or any other kind of furry pet you have.

Lice have no wings, that’s why they can’t fly to your heads. They have six legs and they move by crawling – that’s the way they attach themselves to human hair. They can settle anywhere on the scalp, their favorite places on the head are particularly at the back of the neck, around, or around the ears, because these places are the warmest, and head lice tend to like a warm environment.

Lice typically feed on blood. They use their mouth to bite into the skin and secrete a substance to block clotting. The bites of lice often appear as small reddish or pink bumps, sometimes with crusted blood and itchiness.

Since head lice hold tightly to your hair, it can be really difficult to remove head lice and it is even more irritating after lice eggs hatch and empty casings remain.

Making direct head-to-head contact with an infected person takes you the highest risk of having a head lice infestation. Head-to-head contacts are common and easy to come into anywhere from playgrounds at school, at home with your family and friends to camping sites and parties with strangers.

Spread in contact with clothing like hats and scarfs or personal items like combs and towels used by a person having head lice is less common. So, you don’t have to worry too much if you have accidentally brushed your hair with the comb of the infested person.

And, it is essential to remember that personal hygiene and cleanliness at home and school do not have any impact on the rate of getting head lice.

Can you get lice from a pool?

Getting lice in a pool

Before answering this question, we would like to consider lice’s capability of survival underwater.

can you get lice from a pool

Can lice survive in a pool?

Some people diagnosed with head lice infestation may come up with an idea: “Why don’t I just have my head soaked in the water to suffocate the lice?” Well, unfortunately, this way is totally useless in removing lice. Even though lice are unable to swim, they have several breathing chambers and can survive underwater for several hours.

Now the question: “What’s about chlorine? It will definitely work on the removal of lice!” Sadly, again, this perception is completely untrue. Head lice are pretty strong and relentless, even the chlorine level found in the pool is not strong enough to kill head lice. Lice and even their eggs (nits) have pores designed to block water and many chemicals.

Luckily, in spite of the fact that lice survive the underwater environment, it is unlikely they can spread from the person who already had lice to others in the same swimming pool.

In the study “Do head lice spread in swimming pools?”, four men who are having a head lice infestation swam in the same pool with healthy people having no head lice. As expected, the lice did survive in a swimming pool environment, however, they did not spread to the uninfected one.

Like we said before, lice can’t swim so they are most likely to cling onto human hair so tightly, therefore,  head lice and eggs will stay on their host’s head if he or she goes for a swim. If lice fall off the human scalp, they will die soon because of losing their food source.

On the other hand, after being knocked loose from an infected person’s head and floating on the water surface for several hours, another head bobs up at the place the lice are floating, they might reattach themselves to the new host. This situation is rare and really uncommon, but it still can happen after all.

Getting lice outside a pool

Swimming under the water may be no longer a problem for all of you guys, but it is the after swimming stage that you should worry about. You might contract head lice through sharing towels, combs, or any accessories afterward, as we mentioned before.  Head lice cannot jump from head to head but they can crawl onto an item and then from that item, onto another head if the head touches the lice.

So, to answer the question “Can you get lice from a pool?”, we would say that: Yes, though the rate of lice spreading in a pool is considerably low, you still can get them through a rare head-to-head or body-to-body contact or through using personal items of an infected person.

We suggest that you guys should bring your own items and keep them in a bag or backpack away from everyone else’s things. This is a simple way to keep lice from spreading through your personal items. Sharing is good but sometimes a polite “No” to other people who want to borrow your things is effective in protecting your scalp from head lice attack.

How to tell if you are having lice?

So now you know that there are chances that you can get lice from a pool, but are you able to recognize whether you have lice infestation or not? I bet that almost all of you would say we can discover lice problems by itchy feelings. However, lice infestation presents with way many more symptoms than just itchiness. Here are some signs to tell if you are having lice:

can you get lice from a pool

Lice infestation symptoms

  • The most obvious symptom is still itchiness on the scalp, body, and even in the genital area. If a louse bites you, it causes an allergic reaction which leads to this itchy feeling. However, you may not notice any itchiness immediately. It would be up to six weeks since the first time you get lice that the first symptom presents.
  • You may feel there is something crawling on your scalp. As Insider, lice could cause an odd sensation of something moving constantly on your skin. So if you have a tickling feeling of something weird moving on your head, hair, or body, it is likely that you are having lice infestation.
  • The next thing you can notice if you have been having lice infestation is sores on scalps, necks, or shoulders, as mentioned in CDC [1]Cdc.gov. 2020. CDC – Lice – Head Lice – General Information – Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs). [online] Available at: <https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html> [Accessed 9 August 2020]..

These tiny bugs are not usually the real cause of sore themselves. But they can make your scalp or the other parts of your body really itchy so that you can’t help but scratch yourself. As a result, scratching can lead to painful sores.

Be careful because these sores could turn into a more serious problem if they become infected with bacterias in the human skin. In this case, consult your doctor and ask about being prescribed antibiotics.

  • People can also find out lice by seeking for their bite marks. Lice bite anywhere they are feeding on, but usually, they prefer feeding at the back of the neck, behind the ears, around the waist, or upper thighs. Lice bites often appear as small red or pink spots, sometimes even with crusted blood.
can you get lice from a pool

Swimming caps help prevent lice

  • Sleeplessness or sleep difficulty during the night. According to Anand Philip, a general physician: “Lice do not cause any disease but the irritation caused by them is very uncomfortable. It also can cause people especially children to have poor quality sleep and be distracted from their daily activities.”
  • People close to you – your family, your friends, or your colleagues has lice. If you have currently been in contact with a person infected with lice, you are likely to have a lice infestation. To be sure, you should do a scalp check.

Don’t wait until your head feels too itchy or the lice bites become severe. Using lice comb to check if there are any red bumps or sores on your scalp, behind your ears, and at the nape of your neck. The sooner you treat the lice infestation, the sooner you get rid of the lice.

  • Get a hint of lice appearance. Although itchiness is the most noticeable and outstanding symptom of lice infestation, having an itchy sensation does not mean you have got lice since dandruff is a chronic skin condition that also causes scalp or body irritation.

In order to know if you are having lice or dandruff, you have to differentiate their appearances. If you notice teardrop-shaped objects or tiny black spots on the scalp and in the hair, it usually means you are having lice and lice eggs. On the other hand, when there are white or yellow flakes on clothes, you have probably got dandruff.

How to check for lice?

“Lice are tricky, they don’t like to be found. They always hide,” says Lauren Kupersmith, MD, a pediatrician at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, New York. It is not easy at all to check if you are really having lice, particularly head lice or other diseases. But you still have to do a scalp check at home before applying a lice treatment to make sure you are actually dealing with head lice.

You can ask your family member or your friends to help you look for lice. Here are how to do it step by step.

  • First, wet your hair. Lice move fast and it is really hard and time-wasting to catch them. Wetting your hair will slow down the lice and make them easier to spot.
  • Detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb and divide your hair into smaller sections to avoid painful tugging and to use the lice comb easier later.
  • Comb around the hairline with a fine-tooth lice comb. You should start combing from your neck and behind your two ears because these areas close to the hairline and are lice’s favorite places on your head.

Comb from the root down to the end of the hair strand and remember no to miss a section of hair. This combing movement could cause lice to move to the top of the scalp, but don’t look only at this area, it is important to pay full attention to every inch of your scalp.

  • After each brushstroke, check the comb for lice and their nits. Lice are likely to stick to the comb if they are there. Therefore, you can wipe the special lice comb with a cloth to see if you’ve caught any of them.

And, in order not to mistake lice for other bugs or dirt, you should compare what you have got by the comb with the description and pictures of lice we have provided previously.

  • Of course, repeat these steps and don’t stop until you make sure that every section or strand of your hair has been carefully inspected.
can you get lice from a pool

How to check for lice?

How to avoid getting lice?

We all know that going to the pool and swimming still can make us exposed to lice infestation somehow, but can we stop crowding swimming pools the whole summer and even the whole year? No, we can’t, nobody can’t. So what should we do now to enjoy our swimming without getting lice?

Thankfully, there are several methods you can follow at home, before getting to the swimming pools to prevent the spread of lice.

  • Lice, especially head lice are commonly caused by close contact with infected people. Therefore, you should avoid head-to-head or hair-to-hair contact with other people during play and other activities (sports activities, extracurricular activities) at home or at school, and so on.
  • Never share personal clothing such as hats, scarves, and accessories like combs, brushes, towels, hair ribbons, and hairclips. These things are ranked as the secondary carriers of lice.
  • Schools should guarantee to separate students’ personal belongings. They should provide each student with a private and detached locker to keep their individual stuff. Unlike public and attached lockers, separated ones are effective to limit the spread of lice.
  • Tie back or braid your hair if it is long, clips, and barrettes are all helpful in preventing the spread of lice infestation.
  • Don’t ever sit or lie on beds, pillows, or carpets,… recently used by an infected person because, as you know, lice still can live on nonhuman surfaces.

Although the lifespan of lice without their human host is less than 24 hours, so if you have identified lice in your home, isolate and wash those items and areas within at least 72 hours.

  • Wash clothes, bedsheets, as well as other personal items, once wore or used by infested people in the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle to disinfect and sterilize them. Clothing and items that are unable to be washed could be dry-cleaned or stored in a hygienic plastic bag in 2 weeks.
  • Disinfect the floor and furniture on which the person infested with lice once sat or lay. After that, cover them for about two weeks with a big plastic bag.
  • Don’t buy and use fumigant sprays or fogs. Some people think that fumigant sprays or fogs can help them kill or block away lice, however, they help almost nothing in controlling head lice. What’s more, they can be toxic and harmful to people if they are accidentally inhaled or absorbed through the human skin.
  • Last but not least, we can’t exclude the swim cap. If you are concerned about contracting head lice while swimming, the best option would be using a swimming cap. This would prevent the hair from any contact with lice in a swimming pool, it also helps protect the hair from damaging chemicals like chlorine. The sharing of swimming hats must be avoided as well.
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Swimming caps help prevent lice

Hairdeveloper will answer the question: “Can you get lice from a pool?” and have discussed how to avoid getting lice inside a swimming pool. What’s about outside a swimming pool? Of course, as we mentioned in the previous parts, people, particularly children should not share personal items, instead, they should hang their clothes and towels separately to avoid getting lice from stuff belonging to an infected person.

Lice are not dangerous, but they are one of the most annoying parasites and they cause a lot of inconvenience and uncomfortability for people. To protect yourself from getting lice infestation, follow our instructions. I think it is enough information on ways to avoid lice.

We hope that all of you are going to have a great summer, swimming, partying, playing your favorite water sports without being afraid of lice.

References

1Cdc.gov. 2020. CDC – Lice – Head Lice – General Information – Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs). [online] Available at: <https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html> [Accessed 9 August 2020].

If you want to dye your hair purple, the first question that comes to your mind is to bleach or not. The answer depends on how dark your hair is and how light you want the purple to be. It will be more challenging to make your hair brighter if you have black or very dark hair. In this situation, bleach helps you remove the color from your hair. However, bleach requires oxidation, and it can cause damage to your hair. Before dyeing your hair with semi-permanent hair dye, make sure that your product is high quality. You can look through this article to see 5 brands of best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach, which are highly recommended and generally get good reviews.

Some notes before getting started

Please note that semi-permanent [1]En.wikipedia.org. 2020. Semi-Permanent. [online] Available at: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-Permanent> [Accessed 16 August 2020]. hair dyes are not going to make dark hair turn light. They will mix with your natural hair color and change it according to its darkness. For light hair, it can give you violet or mauve colors. Deeper purple colors will happen with darker hair.

You should test your hair dye on a part of your skin first to make sure it doesn’t cause allergy. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a semi-permanent hair dye that you like
  2. Mix your hair dye with some conditioner
  3. Apply to your hair
  4. Let it sit for 1 hour
  5. Wash out the hair dye

The downside of this method is that semi-permanent hair dyes last one wash. Some last for one month. Nevertheless, you can still have fun and achieve your dream hair color without worrying about bleach’s damage. 

So what is the best purple hair dye for dark hair? Let’s come to the 5 best permanent purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach!

Best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach: L’Oreal Paris Colorista Purple

best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach

L’oreal Paris Colorista Purple

This is the first brand that crosses my mind when it comes to the best purple hair dye for dark hair. This product doesn’t have ammonia or peroxide – two fairly aggressive ingredients for your hair. And of course, it doesn’t require bleach.

The upside of L’Oreal Paris Colorista Purple is that it will not dry out or damage your ends. Moreover, it offers women with dark or black hair other possible tones than just purple, including greens and reds.

However, the downside is that it fades quickly with washing. It barely lasts 7 washes.

>>>See more: The Ultimate guide on how to detangle matted hair painlessly

Arctic Fox Vegan Semi-permanent Hair Dye

best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach

Arctic Fox Vegan Semi-permanent Hair Dye

This product in the best purple hair dye without bleaching list is a type of semi-permanent hair dye, bringing you a deep and royal purple color called Purple Rain. If you have light brown hair, you can get a deep shade of this tone. The product from Arctic Fox is said to be suitable for both dark and light color locks. After dyeing, when the light hits directly on your tresses, the purple hue will be subtle and shine.

The color can last around 2 months since it’s a semi-permanent color. Besides, this product has a delicious smell and doesn’t contain harsh and harmful chemicals that may damage your hair.

Purple hair dye for dark hair: Manic Panic Ultra Violet

best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach

Manic Panic Ultra Violet

The most outstanding advantages of this product are it’s super-vibrant and super-pigmented. Also, it has a creamy texture, which will help you apply it onto your hair easier. You will not need any other products (such as conditioner) to apply it. Just simply use a dye brush, and that’s it. As it’s strongly pigmented, you should wear a pair of gloves and one old T-shirt when dyeing. Also, avoid using white towels and clothes for at least the first few days after dyeing your hair. The product fades after six weeks depending on how many times a week that you wash your hair.

Dye for dark hair without bleach: Joico Intensity Semi-Permanent Amethyst Purple Cream Color

best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach

Joico Intensity Semi-permanent Amethyst Purple Cream Color

Another best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach is Joico. This semi-permanent purple hair dye can last for quite a long period without reapplying.

It’s ideal for all hair types, whether your hair is dense or thin, black or light, you can quickly get the purple color you want. The product comes with a simple instruction so that you can easily follow the steps and get your dream look effortlessly.

Joico Intensity Semi-permanent lasts up to 15 shampoos. Many previous reviewers claimed that this product offered a healthy-looking and long-lasting result.

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color – Ultra Bold Violet

best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color – Ultra Bold Violet

Customers and experts highly recommend this product. It is said that it can transform the darkest hair color to a rich purple hue quickly without bleaching thanks to its intensity-enhancing color boost technology. It also contains natural ingredients, such as avocado, shea butter and olive oils, which help your hair healthier.

Moreover, the color also lasts a long time and doesn’t fade quickly. This product is easy to use. All you need to do is apply the dye directly on your hair with a pair of gloves, no need for a developer. Let it sit for an exact time according to the instruction and voilà, it gives your hair the best and unique purple-color.

Tips for dyeing dark hair purple

When dyeing dark hair purple without bleach, you should match it with your skin tone. Also, keep in mind the following tips for best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach, to keep your hair shiny, healthy and long-lasting color:

  1. Avoid direct sunlight
  2. Avoid frequent washes
  3. Avoid chlorinated water in the swimming pool

So, there are a few brands of semi-permanent hair dyes that can give you the best purple hair dye for dark hair without bleach. Avoiding bleach will help you ensure you don’t damage your hair. If you are still in doubt, you can go to a professional hair salon to refer to their advice on how to reach your color goals without damaging your hair.

References

1En.wikipedia.org. 2020. Semi-Permanent. [online] Available at: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-Permanent> [Accessed 16 August 2020].

Everything about how much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color will be explained in detail on this topic. 20 volume developer is used for lifting the hair color level by around 2 levels, it’s the most common one between all of the hair developers.

The mixing ratio of hair color and developer is varied, usually 1:1 or 1:1.5, sometimes 1:2. But to know the exact amount of 20 volume developer to mix with hair color, you need to understand how it works and which hair color it suits best with.

What does 20 volume developer do?

20 volume developer helps to lighten your hair color from 1 to 2 levels, the strength depends on how much you use it. But how much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color also depends on your hair’s thickness and length, so in some cases, a larger amount should be more preferred than the standard recipe. 

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color

What does 20 volume developer do? (Source: Internet)

It’s also the most suitable product for covering grey hair. For your information, the 10 volume developer-only fits the situation when you have lower than 25% of grey hair, but above than 50%, then 20 volume developer is more famous for the 100% grey coverage which would wipe out all the black hair spots you have left.

Furthermore, if 20 volume developer isn’t the most suitable one for you, then there are other choices for either darken or lighten your hair. They include 10 volume developer, 30 volume developer, 40 volume developer, …; and you can find all of those hair developers’ information from our other topics.

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color

Other hair developers’ information (Source: Internet)

Which hair color that 20 volume developer suits best?

From time to time, people always say that 20 volume developer is only for 100% grey coverage. Well, the statement isn’t entirely wrong but that’s just a stereotype that can not apply to this day anymore. Since years ago, people have used 20 volume developer to mix with different hair colors, some of the results are not a good choice, but some are perfectly matched. 

When we think about how much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color, we must have thought about the color first. However, there are hair colors that were picked by most of the people for best suits with 20 volume developer:

Grey color 

Back to the basics, nobody can deny that 20 volume developer is best for 100% grey coverage with a long-lasting amount of time keeping the color on the hair.

Brown color 

When you have brown hair and you want to lighten your hair up a little bit but not too much, then 20 volume developer is perfect for this situation without any doubt. 

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color

Color that 20 volume developer suits best (Source: Internet)

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color?

Usually, the mixing ratio of hair color and 20 volume developer is 1:1, it means the amount of hair color you want to use is equal to the amount of 20 volume developer you mix with. The total amount of mixture depends on how thick or long your hair is so that it can cover every part of your hair. 

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color (Source: Internet)

But, if you want to make the effect stronger, to lighten your hair even more, then you can consider using a 1:1.5 or 1:2 mixing ratio. However, using too little or too much hair developer may cause the result look not as good as what you expected, or sometimes not good at all.

Finally, how much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color when you want to cover all your hair with grey? The answer is just simple, 1 part of hair color mix with 1 part of 20 volume developer should be enough for an excellent result since this method is famous worldwide. 

A small tip for anybody that is wondering how to measure the correct mixing ratio: You can take two small glasses with the same size, one glass is for the amount of hair color, and the other glass is for a part of hair developer. After that, use a kitchen scale to see the weight of both glasses, so you can figure out how to balance those two.

How long to leave 20 volume developer on our hair?

The recommended time for leaving 20 volume developer on our hair is more than 20 minutes and less than 30 minutes. But let’s look back at the title: “How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color?”, some people might question: does the time be affected by the mixing ratio? The answer is just a little bit, but even the 1:2 ratio wouldn’t prolong the time duration to more than 30 minutes.

In the case that you remove the 20 volume developer sooner than 20 minutes, your hair might not keep the color for a long time, also there may not be the slightest change in the color. And if you forget to remove the 20 volume developer after 30 minutes, your scalp would be in pain and the color would no longer be active.

Is 20 volume developer strong enough?

How much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color

Strength of different hair developers (Source: Internet)

Before getting to the answer, you should know the hair color you want to dye, so you can understand 20 volume developer is strong enough for what purpose. 

If the reason is to achieve a darker color, then 20 volume may not be the best option. Because, 20 volume developer is commonly used for lightening the hair, but you still can darken your hair with it as long as the color dye that is chosen must be darker than your hair at that time. Other than that, 10 volume developer is guaranteed the best solution for this situation.

In case you just want to lift your hair color tone a little bit, then 20 volume developer should be just enough. If you want the lifting effect even stronger, then you should consider how much 20 volume developer to mix with hair color, which you can check out the information above. Or, you can still use other hair developers that suit your desire. The decision is all up to you!   

Usually, when you are seeking a new look to refresh the old version of yours, you may take much notice of hair color and spend more time thinking it over. Little do you know that hair developer is as essential as its big brother in the whole process. Today’s blog post will help you clear up this fact and briefly introduce 30 volume developer to lighten hair for you.

To choose the right volume developer is one of the decisive steps to achieve your desired appearance. Therefore, you had better learn as much as possible about developers. You can refer to suggested blogs for more information and draw your own comparison among these types. 

Now, welcome you to a new term “hair developer” and find out what 30 volume developer can bring about!

What is hair developer, and what does it do?

It will be too rude to newcomers if we directly tell you what 30 volume developer to lighten hair is. We understand that some of you have just been interested in hair coloring and maybe this is the first time you have tried to know more about it. Therefore, just keep calm and follow us to be your own hair guru gradually. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

Have you ever seen one of them in hair salons? (Source: Internet)

Did you try to look it up in the dictionary to see what “developer” means? If yes, you may remember the third definition – a chemical substance that is used for developing photographs from a film. So, what is it related to hair and coloring?

[1]Oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com. 2020. Developer Noun – Definition, Pictures, Pronunciation, And Usage Notes | Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary At Oxfordlearnersdictionaries.Com. [online] Available at: <https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/developer?q=developer> [Accessed 3 May 2020].

In fact, hair developer contains hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which is considered one of the most common chemicals included in hair dyes, accompanied by ammonia, lead acetates, and PPDA. [2]Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic. 2020. Hair Dye Safety: What You Need To Know About Salon And Box Color. [online] Available at: <https://health.clevelandclinic.org/hair-dye-safety-what-you-need-to-know-about-salon-and-box-color/> [Accessed 3 May 2020].. The standard amount of H2O2 helps to open the cuticle layer of your hair, and depending on the strength, the cuticle may lift more or less. 

So, any hair developer, including 30 volume developer to lighten hair, acts as an activator and if it were not for it, hair dye would not take effect. The reason is much simpler because, without them, hair dye cannot penetrate the hair shaft and turn permanent or at least leave there for days. 

Hair developer with hydrogen peroxide inside can be damaging if you do not follow proper instructions because, in the end, it is a harsh chemical agent. Therefore, if you feel that your strands cannot stand and colorists prove so, you may resort to ammonia-free hair dye, temporary hair color, or henna hair dye. However, from my personal experience, it was less permanent and did not bring about the final result that I really longed for. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

This is henna hair dye you may like if your hair is not resistant to peroxide (Source: Internet)

What is 30 volume developer to lighten hair?

On the way to get your necessary hair developer, you may see a variety of volumes of developers at the store. 5 years ago, there were only 4 volumes of developers, including 10 vol, 20 vol, 30 vol, and 40 vol. Things have changed now and you may be lost in 17 types of volumes out there. 

The volume of the developer produces different results on your hair and tint that it is blended with. The four popular types should be from 10 to 40. It is rumored that 50 and 60 volumes do exist but we have not had a chance to see and use it. If you happen to locate these, remember they are used for high-lift tints, and they are powerful. 

[3]Beauty, J., 2020. Hair To Dye For. [online] Google Books. Available at: <https://books.google.com.vn/books?id=V-i_gLH0tmsC&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&dq=developer+has+volume&source=bl&ots=0_mCrQLVJ1&sig=ACfU3U2YUy_YzKovdSw05ekkoIbhDgm5-Q&hl=vi&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlkKPEgf_oAhVS-2EKHTQEC5oQ6AEwAHoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=developer%20has%20volume&f=false> [Accessed 3 May 2020].

So, what is the volume of hair developer? It literally shows the amount of hydrogen peroxide inside a bottle. For example, 10 vol developer is also called 3% peroxide, 20 vol developer has 6% peroxide, 30 volume developer to lighten hair include 9% peroxide, and so forth. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

This is L’Oreal Oreor crème 30 volume developer in this category (Source: Internet)

30 volume developer is considered a medium-lift developer who is a bit stronger and gives you lighter and more intense hair color than its brothers – 10 and 20 vol. How it works is similar to that of 20 volume developer, but it lightens the original hair color by two to three. It works well, especially when the wanted hair color is no more than two levels lighter. 

>>>See more: How to use 20 volume developer to lighten hair

30 volume developer to lighten hair

Before and after using blonde with the developer to lighten hair and get blonde balayage  (Source: Internet)

You should choose this type if you are looking for a developer, mainly working on a lighter and deeper color because it allows more pigment to penetrate strands. You can also utilize it on the scalp both for blonde formulas levels 6 to 10 and for highlights. 

Is 30 volume developer to lighten hair terrible for your hair?

Coloring hair has increasingly become the trend of the decade. Therefore, hair developer gradually gains much more concern than ever before. One of the major concerns is if it is safe to use. The answer is that hair developer does not do much damage, especially 10 vol and 20 vol.

However, when it comes to 30 volume developer to lighten hair, the answer is yes and no. No, if you do not wash, heat or style your hair and if you use it under detailed instructions and on healthy hair. Yes, if you violate one of the following cases:

The applied hair is pre-lightened and chemically processed.

When the volume is too low, your hair may not get as light as you desired, and you may feel a bit disappointed, which is fine. However, if the chemical is too strong, it can cause burns when touching the scalp. 

Therefore, just apply 30 volume developer on healthy virgin hair for three levels of lift, on beautiful hair for three levels of lift and coarse hair for two levels of lift. Do it carefully, and there will be no severe damage at all. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

Virgin hair – the hair you were born with (Source: Internet)

Use 30 volume developer to lighten hair which is already light.

30 volume developer to lighten hair

The journey to change brown hair to blonde hair with 30 volume developer to lighten hair (Source: Internet)

30 volume developer is a medium-lift for three levels, from 4 – brown to 7 – blonde, for example. Therefore, it can’t be used for light hair and please remember that 9% peroxide developer is specially designed for hair which is at the darkest levels. If your hair ranges from level 3 to the most mysterious level 1, then 30 volume developer to lighten hair is a perfect choice. 

The hair developer is placed at the wrong distance.

From our personal experience, 9% peroxide developer is so reliable that it can cause some irritation; thus, it should not be used directly on the scalp. Instead, you need to leave it 1 inch off the scalp. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

When 30 volume developer is appropriately used, there is little chance of getting damaged. (Source: Internet)

You leave it in the hair in more than 30 minutes.

As we have analyzed, you can see that 30 volume developer to lighten hair is not the right choice if you want to achieve the highest lightness levels from level 8 to level 10. However, the color is inactive even though your desired hair is just level 7 – blonde in the photo above. 

The answer is your time of application. If you leave it there for more than 30 minutes, this will render the color inactive. Please note this during your performance!

In short, 30 volume developer is terrible for your hair if you misuse it and without careful instructions. Otherwise, you can achieve your wanted look without suffering from any harm. Just believe us and enjoy your trip to the color universe!

How to lift hair color without damage

Hair developer will not cause any damage if your hair is virgin, you apply developer without mixing and if you are toning blonde only. However, if not, you may feel pain during the lightning process. The pain can be acute when your hair is already damaged. Therefore, we will share with you some tips to lift hair color safely and happily. 

Do a strand test before any application.

Global Color Ambassador Lesley Jennison from Schwarzkopf Professional [4]schwarzkopf-professionalusa.com. 2020. Schwarzkopf Professional – Together. A Passion For Hair. [online] Available at: <https://www.schwarzkopf-professionalusa.com/skp/us/en/home.html> [Accessed 4 May 2020]. explains:

“A bit of product can produce different results, and it is too risky to apply it directly on your hair without any strand test.”

30 volume developer to lighten hair

Just a few minutes and you can be safe with the whole process (Source: Internet)

A strand test is like a game plan which can help you check the outcome before you get started with it. For hair developer, the test is to see if the volume is suitable and how long the process should be. 

The power is in the powder.

In its nature, hair developer does not cause any harm to the natural hair, but when it is a mixed powder, it is a different story. Do not blast dark hair with heat and a high developer because it is a prevalent misconception. Instead, you should use professional powder with a low developer. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

It can only be perfect if you follow the correct ratio after considering all the factors. (Source: Internet)

Can 30 volume developer lighten hair by itself?

Technically, 30 volume developer can lift out the color, but its primary purpose is in bleaching. When used alone, the developer will not lighten the hair very much because, without bleach, hydrogen peroxide cannot produce alkaline peroxide, which is capable of lightening hair color effectively. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

You cannot get the color you desire if you use 30 volume developer to lighten hair only (Source: Internet)

Moreover, hydrogen peroxide helps to open the hair cuticle and release artificial pigments at the same time. However, you do not add another component to alter pigments because bleach or color ammonia is not utilized. Then you are causing damages to your hair by accident without predicting any possible results. 

How to use 30 volume developer to lighten hair

 Save the best for the last! After giving you enough information about the product, we think it is time for you to go on practicing. You must wear gloves from the beginning to the end of the process and avoid brushing the combination between hair developer and bleach as much as possible. 

Now, let’s get started with applying some conditioner onto your hair one day before the day you plan to lighten the hair. It will help minimize possible damages that may arise. 

30 volume developer to lighten hair

Just do it as you always do while washing hair (Source: Internet)

Next, mix 30 volume developer to lighten hair with the suitable hair bleach. Stir the combination in the plastic bowl with the brush. The correct ratio should be 1 ounce of 30 volume developer and 1 ounce of bleach powder.

30 volume developer to lighten hair

This is the liquid measuring cup in the lightening kit you may see in almost all the available hair salons. (Source: Internet)

Then divide your hair into two parts, which are top and bottom. Do not forget some hair clips to secure each piece. Remember to grab a 2-inch section of hair from the bottom layer. To get even coverage, you had better brush all sides of the article from root to tip. 

Do it until you finish applying the mixture onto all the strands you desire to lighten. You should concentrate on the work because 30 volume developer can lighten your hair in a short time. The rule is to leave it there for no more than 30 minutes.

Once your hair reaches the lightness you want, rinse it from the developer and bleach. You can use a gentle shampoo to rinse thoroughly so that no hair product buildup can stay. Afterwards, you can apply a toner to remove the orange tint which appears if your hair is naturally dark and you seem to lighten too much. Use your fingers to run through the nose and leave the toner there for 10 minutes before rinsing. Now, you are proud to say that you can use 30 volume developer to lighten hair by yourself. 

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3Beauty, J., 2020. Hair To Dye For. [online] Google Books. Available at: <https://books.google.com.vn/books?id=V-i_gLH0tmsC&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&dq=developer+has+volume&source=bl&ots=0_mCrQLVJ1&sig=ACfU3U2YUy_YzKovdSw05ekkoIbhDgm5-Q&hl=vi&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlkKPEgf_oAhVS-2EKHTQEC5oQ6AEwAHoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=developer%20has%20volume&f=false> [Accessed 3 May 2020].
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A long hair is always a dream and a pride of being a woman. Done, it does not only bring beauty, confidence, distinctions … but besides, sometimes the hair also gives you unnecessary troubles. Typically, you have to spend hours removing your hair when it is tangled.

Tangled hair is one of the troubles that hair gives you. The longer the hair, the easier it is to tangle. The cause of hair tangles and clumps in hair is wind, sunshine or because the hair is too dry, fibrous … Sometimes, lazy brushing of hair can also cause this condition.

Once your hair is tangled, it will take you a few minutes or even many hours, to remove all of these tangles. But not only that, because in addition to causing you to lose hours, it also makes your hair fall and breaks more, the scalp also suffers from that hurts. Therefore, untangling hair is something no one wants to appear on their hair. In this article, let’s find out how to detangle matted hair painlessly with us.

Choosing Products

Step 1: Choose a hair care product. Normal conditioners are worth a try if you haven’t used them yet, but if your hair is so badly tangled, you may need to resort to another option. Intensive hair conditioner is great for restoring moisture to the hair and makes it easier to remove, while the tangled hair conditioner helps to add lubrication to the hair. Coconut oil, olive oil or Moroccan argan oil can also be used instead and is particularly useful for curly hair. If you don’t like the feel of oil on your hair, try using hairspray.

  • Some people use mayonnaise, but this material may have an unpleasant odor and is less effective than other options.
how to detangle matted hair painlessly

Untangle Severely Matted Hair (Source: Internet)

Step 2: Moisturize hair. Spray your hair to moisten your hair, or catch it quickly under the shower or a small open faucet in the sink. Most hair care products have to be applied to damp hair, but if you soak it in water, it will break more easily.

Step 3:  Rub the product onto hair. Use a sufficient amount of product in the palm of your hand, or double if you have hair over your shoulder. Rub the product over all hair sections, including the ends. Rub hair one piece at a time instead of rubbing it all at once to avoid further tangling.

how to detangle matted hair painlessly

How to detangle matted hair painlessly (Source: Internet)

Step 4: Wait for the product to work on the hair. The conditioner will usually finish moisturizing the hair in minutes. For best results, coconut oil and similar oils need to stay on the hair for at least 30 minutes, but not more than 2 hours. The amount of time you spend on intensive conditioner will vary according to the directions on the package, but usually, this oil needs to be on your hair for at least an hour and can be left on overnight in the case of serious tangled hair.

To keep your hair neat and tidy, wrap a shower cap or plastic bag over your head and put the headband on. You can also snap a hat that fits snugly outside the plastic bag for quick access.

Step 5: Use your fingers to remove the most tangled hair that is easy to untangle. When the product has enough time to work, try to gently separate each tangled hair. Sometimes small knots or slightly tangled hair can be split into smaller sections towards the hairline, near the scalp.

Don’t expect your hair to get rid of tangles right here. If you feel tight, stop and try removing tangled hair in other areas.

Brushing your hair: The second part on how to detangle matted hair painlessly

Step 1: Use a comb to comb hair.

You need to use a wide and firm tooth comb to comb the severely tangled sections of your hair. The tight tooth comb and the hairbrush are often easy to get stuck, forcing you to pull out tangled hair or stop brushing.

Remember to choose a comb that is not too sparse that small tangles can pass through.

Step 2: Combing hair ends first. Always start combing near the end of your hair when dealing with tangled hair. Put the comb a few centimeters from the end of your hair and brush it down. Comb until the hair is gone, then move the brush up a bit. Repeat this process for the rest of the hair. If you have long, thick hair or are seriously tangled, it may take up to an hour or more to comb.

how to detangle matted hair painlessly

You should choose the specific hairbrush for detangling matted hair (Source: Internet)

Step 3: Hold your hair up a bit to avoid pain. If you have a sensitive scalp, pick up your hair while brushing. Grasp a section of hair the size of a marker pen across your fingers and turn it a little bit so your scalp won’t get stretched. Brush the hair under the hand, moving upwards when the lower hair has been removed.

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Step 4: Rub conditioner or oil if necessary. Rub a few drops of conditioner or oil into the stubborn knots. Hair conditioner will help lubricate your hair and reduce the likelihood of hair entanglement.

Step 5: Use thin scissors to remove stubborn hair

You may need to trim your hair if the messy hair doesn’t come out even though you tried your best. Pull the hair in one hand and the hair in the other. Use the back of the blade to cut along the underside of the tangled hair, then gently pull it out to remove any loose hair.

If you haven’t combed your hair for a few weeks or months, perhaps cutting out your messy hair is your best option, as it could take hours to remove your hair and it may not work.

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Step 6: Use a snug comb or a hairbrush to complete hair removal

Use a comb to comb until all the tangled and tangled hair is straightened. Switch to a tight comb or hairbrush to remove any small knots that may be left.

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Step 7: Shampoo

Rinse hair care products off after troubleshooting. If you have frizzy hair and severely tangled hair that has been split enough to split the hair, use separate hair clips and blow off one section at a time.

How to prevent hair from getting tangled again

After learning how to detangle matted hair painlessly, you may be curious about how to prevent this situation and make your hair a lot smoother. Read the information below to understand how we can do to avoid detangling hair again.

Step 1: Use dry conditioner.

You can leave the conditioner on your hair for several hours at a time. This conditioner helps to moisturize hair, preventing tangles that may occur when the hair is already dry.

how to detangle matted hair painlessly

Dry conditioner can help to prevent the tangles (Source: Internet)

Step 2: Comb your hair when it’s wet but not soaked

Too dry hair will become brittle and difficult to comb. Hair that is too wet will easily fall out. Find a neutral solution, which is to brush while your hair is still damp but not dripping wet.

Step 3: Plait braids loose before sleep

If you often wake up with messy hair, try braiding your hair before going to bed to limit this. You can also choose a bun instead of a braid.

Step 4: Detach easily tangled hair before washing

If you have frizzy hair or another easy-to-tangle hairstyle, split your hair into sections and clips to separate them. Take turns clamping each hairpiece to wash, and clamping back before removing the clip on the next hair. This helps to reduce the possibility of forming larger sections of tangled hair.

A mild lather-free shampoo without sodium lauryl sulfate is recommended for this type of hair.

>>> See more: How Long is 12 Inches of hair

Tips on how to detangle matted hair painlessly

 

how to detangle matted hair painlessly

How to prevent this situation again? (source: Internet)

 

  • Try not to leave a hairstyle unattended for weeks or months without grooming or care, as this can cause additional discomfort.
  • Oil or oil-based hair care products help to lubricate and separate hair strands. If you want to use a greasy anti-shine product on your hair, you need to wait until the messy hair is removed.
  • An effective way to untangle your hair is to simply look for large sections of tangled hair, then gradually remove small strands of hair to make them smaller. However, this method requires patience and can be very time-consuming.
  • Twice weekly oil treatment can prevent tangled hair.

Have you ever wonder the length of the six inches of hair? Or will your appearance be like when it reaches to twelve inches? When there isn’t any ruler, it’s very difficult to measure visually what is the length of your hair is by just touching it or seeing it on the mirror. You will never notice this thing if you have the best knowledge how to visually measure it, either. We are all horrible at that. A lot of people do not have any idea on how long is 12 inches of hair for sure.

If you’re in the this situation, not only you, but a lot of other people also tried their best to explore this issue. In this article, we are going to give you some of the most proper photographic examples which will be useful for you to judge your own natural hair.

The Real Truth about the length of your own natural hair

Measuring the length of the hair by yourself  is hard. Because you will not have someone to help you all the time to check its length or to estimate the hair’s length for you.

In order to truly take good care of the hair, it’s important for you to have knowledge and understand about it thoroughly from the inside out. It means that finding out suitable and healthy conditioners, how to nourish it with the foods you are eating, or how to avoid dead ends, which are the most basic things, but this also means that you ought to get to know about your hair. This will help to find out how to really and correctly measure your hair just at a glance. Measuring correctly with visualization will absolutely improve your perception.

#1: How Long Is Six Inches of Hair? Short 6 inch hair

How Long is 12 Inches of hair

Short Choppy Hairstyles of the 6 inches hair (Source: Internet)

Do you know what is the length of six inches of hair? You have come to the right place. Also, base on the hairstyle and the texture of your hair, six inches can be a little bit longer or shorter. Some hairstyle will make the six inch hair look shorter such as curly or wavy hair as the hair shaft has been coiled and spiraled.

#2: How Long Is Ten Inches of Hair? Medium Short length of 10 Inches Hair

How Long is 12 Inches of hair

The length of 10 inches of hair (Source: Internet)

10 inches of hair length is described as the transitional cuts which can fall somewhere from short to medium-length. More typically, your hair will reach the nape of your neck if it has the length of 10 inches. At this length, it starts to be long enough for you to make a hairstyle of a ponytail, or you can just simply let it go loosely without too much styling.

#3: How long is 12 inches of hair Whole Foot of Hair – medium hairstyle for girl

 

How Long is 12 Inches of hair

This is the length of 12 inches of hair (Source: Internet)

With the length of 12 inches, your hair will be is a bit longer than the shoulder length hair. This length touches your shoulders or it will reach the top part of your back. As long as length goes, the length of 12 inches of hair will be right in the middle. And this is just the perfect choice for any girl who loves a original medium length haircut.

#4: How long is 16 inches long hair – Sweet 16

How Long is 12 Inches of hair

This is the length of 16 inches of hair (Source: Internet)

And now, after how long is 12 inches of hair, the next length of hair that we are going to discuss about is the length of 16 inches of hair. This is a kind of a mid-back length. Factoring in your height and the texture of your hair, a 16-inch hair length would reach the center of your back, or perhaps a bit lower.

#5: The 22 View – An attractive long hairstyle for girls

How Long is 12 Inches of hair

The length is 22 inches of hair (Source: Internet)

When your hair reaches the length of 22 inches, you’re completely in the long hair team. And this is a fact for you: the length of 22 inches of curly hair will be at the same place as one of  16-18 inches of the straight hair. Because you know, curly ladies, the curly hair will always get longer when you straighten it.

How to choose the best Hairstyle for Women Around The World

After you understand how long is 12 inches of hair, 6 inches of hair, 10 inches of hair, and so on, it will be a lot easier to judge your hair growth. Did you measure your hair? Share with us the longest one of your hair that it’s ever been!

When choosing hair extensions to buy,  it can be hard for you to make a decision what length of wig to choose from,  so that in this article at Belady Hair, we are going to give you you the ultimate guide on how to choose the right length of hair for you!

Getting the length of your hair extensions right is critical. You want luscious longs, but you want your dreamy hair to look natural and blend well with your own hair at the same time.

We offer a variety of sets in several beautiful lengths here at Belady Hair, so you are sure to find the best length for you. If you want to ask us again how long is 12 inches of hair as well as other length, we are always willing to give you the answer.

The most popular set of our company, the Classic Set, is available in four lengths: 12 inches to 14 inches, 16 inches to 18 inches, 20 inches to 22 inches, and 24 inches to 26 inches.  Although our Quad Weft Set and Triple Weft Set are available in two lengths: 16 inches – 18 inches and 20 inches – 22 inches. Now you have known about how to measure the length of hair and how long is 12 inches of hair and other types of length, this job will be much easier.

The most common and flexible length is 20-22 inches, but it depends on height and frame of each different person. I’m 5 ft 4 inches, for instance, and the perfect length for me is 16-18 inches as this height reaches my bust.

The easiest way to check the length of hair extension is to measure downwards from the middle of your ear by using a tape measure. This will tell you exactly where the hair extensions will drop on you and it will also give you an information of how much longer you can have compare the hair extensions to your own hair.

We would like to recommend you choose extensions which are not too longer than your own natural hair. Even though it’s still no problem to wear long extensions in short hair, hair that is more subtly extended and blended with hair extensions will tend to look a lot more natural.

As a rule of thumb, hair that is shorter than the length of the shoulder will take longer extensions and hair that is the length of the shoulder and above tends to work better with extensions of no more than 20-22 inches. So it’s best to be practical with your choice of length to prevent a hair extension mishap-but don’t worry, you’ll still have enviable length and size!

Follow these guide and then you’ll definitely get your dreamy hair length and volume in anytime time that you want

How to choose the suitable length of hair based on face shape after finding out how long is 12 inches of hair

Oval face:

The oval face is the perfect face because it can suit any short hairstyle from gentle to most personal. Whether it is a curly bob head, a deflated bob, a silly bang, or a crooked hair … it is all easy for you. With an oval face, you just need to choose the hairstyle that suits your style and personality. Slightly curly or messy bob or lob hairstyles all give you a feminine, elegant look, while pixie cut hair embodies a strong, personal style.

Oval face

Round face:

If you have a round face and want to choose a suitable short hairstyle, long bob with chin or shoulder length lob is the perfect hairstyle for you. In particular, bob head style with a long diagonal bangcovering half of the face, thin, thin bang will contribute to reduce the fullness of the face.

Round face

Facet:

With a small face, don’t let the bang be too long or thick, so the bang will cover most of your face. Choose a bobtail or a middle hairstyle and leave your bangs unattended to create a more elegant and longer face.

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Small face

Angled surface:

Your square, angular face is not easily hidden by the short hairstyle. However, you can still get short hair just by choosing carefully trimmed layered hairstyles. It is these staggered curls that will make your face less square and masculine and become more attractive and balanced. Absolutely avoid ultra short hairstyles if you do not want to be “exposed” to the rough defects of the face. Instead, the trimmed hairstyles gently down to the chin or shoulder length, hugging also promote the effect of covering both sides of the jawline, square, softening the “rough” features of the face.

Long face:

Trimming short hair to create thickness, bobbing and bangs covering the forehead is the right hairstyle for those who own an oblong face. “Awesome” thick bangs will help you cover the forehead, reduce the length of the face, so when choosing short hairstyles, pay special attention to the style of the bang you will be. You can choose the shape of flat or diagonal but not too long or thin bang in the middle and long on both sides … , sweeter and more attractive. If you are fascinated with sexy curly hair, the big wave curls will help you regain the right proportions for the face, making the rough long face become softer and softer.