I’m no stranger to dyed hair. I’m naturally a dark brown, but over the past three years I’ve spent my time bleaching my hair and going from purple hair, to blue hair.
No matter how good your hair is this bleaching is bound to cause considerable damage. However, there are a few ways to stop your hair from being damaged too much. I now have my brown hair back. It took me about a year and a half to grow it back fully. Not bad for someone who bleached her hair, a lot.
Here’s a few tips I learned.
Coconut oil has honestly been a life saver for my hair. Before bleaching my hair I would cover it in coconut oil, and sleep with it in overnight. It gets greasy but it’s worth it. Then I bleached it the next morning without washing out the coconut oil. The coconut oil helps to hydrate your hair and to reduce damage from the bleaching.
Whether you have damaged hair, or not, I would recommend a hair mask at least once a week. I used to use the Bleach London Reincarnation mask and I found it fab. I’d use it right after bleaching, and I’d use it once a week after that. Either this hair mask, or a coconut oil hair mask. Find out what works best with your hair and try to do one a week to help your hair recover.
Hair dryers, straighteners, and curlers, all wreak havoc on your hair. If you must use them use a heat protector to minimize damage.
Once I bleached my hair I stopped using shampoo, and instead used conditioner. Just make sure to rinse it out properly or your hair will look greasy for the day. It’d be a good idea to stock up on dry shampoo as your hair will look
greasy shinier. Trust me, it’s not a good look.
This really did wonders for my hair, and even my hair dresser said that’s probably what helped reduce the damage to my hair significantly, as shampoo further dries out hair.