Bleaching your hair can be a big investment, so it’s important to care for it after. If you’ve ever had to chop off your hair after bleaching it because of the damage – then you’re definitely not alone.
Fortunately, there are techniques to help you care for your hair and keep it looking healthy. Here are our top 5 ways to care for your hair after bleaching it:
1. Don’t Go Overboard
The best advice we can give you is not going overboard on the first bleach job! DO NOT try to go many shades lighter in one shot. This can lead to breakage – or, even worse, burning off your hair. Find a trusted stylist to help you determine how you can bleach your hair!
2. Use the Right Shampoo & Conditioner
Try alternating days between protein and moisturizing shampoos/conditioners. Finding the perfect balance is crucial for keeping hair strong and moisturized. Find the right type of shampoo & conditioner to manage your bleached hair – chances are you’ll also need to find a great purple shampoo, which leads us to the next topic.
3. Hold off on the Purple Shampoo
It’s tempting to start using purple shampoo right away to prevent brassiness but try to refrain! We know, nobody wants that yellow tone… but try to wait 2 to 3 weeks before reaching for purple shampoo. It tends to be less moisturizing than the alternatives. Wait till the colour ‘washes off’ before you start using it!
4. Treat Yourself
Treating yourself to a deep conditioner twice a week is critical in restoring your hair after bleaching it! You can either buy a deep conditioning treatment from your local drugstore or opt for a home remedy. Supercharge your hair’s moisture like Olaplex no. 3! It’s the perfect treatment to do at home without breaking the bank at a salon.
5. Prevent Pesky Split Ends and Breakage
Put a couple drops of vitamin E oil in your hands and spread it throughout the ends of your locks. Be sure not to go too overboard or it can start to look oily. But we promise – this important step will help prevent breakage and improves elasticity and shine.
And there you have it – the top 5 ways to restore your hair’s health after bleaching it. Let us know what your best tips are!