How To Put Fillers in Bleached Hair to Darken It

Bleached Hair

When you’ve bleached your hair and decide it’s time to go back to a darker shade, the process isn’t as straightforward as applying a new color. That’s because bleached hair lacks the natural pigments that give depth and richness to dark colors - this can lead to uneven, flat, or undesired hair color when trying to darken it.

The good news is scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is an advanced solution to get the hair color you want after bleaching while also enhancing the overall appearance of hair.

What are Hair Fillers?

Hair fillers such as SMP can be used to "fill" the hair, compensating for the natural pigments that are lost when you bleach your hair. They are essential for adding back the underlying warm tones that bleached hair lacks, ensuring that the new, darker dye looks rich and even.

Without these warm tones, you might end up with a color that looks off, sometimes even green. Fillers are an important step for anyone looking to go from light to dark hair, ensuring that the final color appears as intended.

How SMP Can Help

SMP can be a game-changer when it comes to darkening bleached hair. Instead of applying temporary pigments to the hair itself, SMP involves tattooing the scalp with natural pigments. This technique creates the illusion of a fuller head of hair and can add depth and shadow, making your hair appear denser and richer in color.

Specifically, when it comes to darkening bleached hair, SMP can:

  • Enhance the overall appearance of your hair density, creating the illusion of fuller, thicker hair
  • Add depth and shadow to the scalp, complementing darker hair shades post-bleaching
  • Be customized to match the color you want, giving your hair color a natural look
  • Provide a long-lasting solution compared to traditional hair color fillers
  • Be combined with hair coloring techniques for a comprehensive transformation, addressing both color and density concerns
  • Give you a sense of confidence in your hair

SMP requires minimal downtime and is a non-invasive procedure. It’s also ideal for individuals with thinning hair since it can enhance the appearance of having a fuller head of hair/buzzed appearance.

Darkening Bleach

What To Expect: Darkening Bleached Hair with SMP Fillers

Your initial appointment for darkening your bleached hair with SMP involves meeting with your SMP provider. They’ll discuss your hair-darkening goals in detail to make sure you get the exact hair color you want.

During your follow-up appointment, the SMP hair filler treatment will take place. Your SMP provider will meticulously apply natural pigments to your scalp using fine needles, creating the appearance of hair follicles and adding depth to your hair color. Each session typically lasts 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.

After the session, you'll receive detailed instructions on how to care for your scalp, including any necessary aftercare products and what activities to avoid ensuring the best results.

Should I Use Homemade Fillers For Darkening Bleached Hair?

You might be tempted to use homemade fillers to fill hair and darken each bleached hair strand, but this is not recommended. Transitioning from light to dark hair, especially after bleaching, is complicated and involves a thorough understanding of the hair's condition, the lightening process, and the science behind color correction using the color wheel. Homemade fillers for filling hair don’t offer the predictability and safety that professional, demi-permanent products provide.

SMP professionals are experts in hair coloring and can help you achieve the results you want. Additionally, if you tried to darken your hair at home, and the filler didn’t work as expected, contact an SMP professional.

Get Fillers From the Experts at Scalp Evolution

Who you choose for your SMP hair loss treatment matters. At Scalp Evolution, we specialize in Scalp Micropigmentation to help you beat hair loss and restore your confidence, empowering you to live a full life. Our years of experience, attention to detail, and belief in empathy to our clients have made us distinguished practitioners of hair loss treatment.

We understand that hair loss is personal. Get hair loss and male pattern baldness treatment from the best at Scalp Evolution.

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