Bleaching your hair is the perfect choice for those who would like to revamp their look and get platinum tresses. But in order for you to get the beautiful locks you want, it comes with a price – your hair can get damaged for life. You need to properly care for your hair to ensure that it does not get fried or completely dry soon after bleaching.
If you want to enjoy your bleached hair for longer, take note of the steps below when it comes to maintaining it thereafter.
Get Professional Bleaching
A lot of women, often driven by desire to stay on budget, like to do things DIY. This applies to their hair. But if there’s one thing that you need to leave to the professionals, it has to be bleaching your hair. There are several store bought dyes that contain harsh chemicals, which can cause damage and dryness to your hair upon exposure. Skip the hassle of trying to repair damaged hair. Visit your favorite salon for bleaching and get better results from a professional who knows what they’re doing.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Choose shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for bleached hair. Also, make sure that it is made of gentle formula to prevent further drying on your locks especially since bleach in itself can already contribute to damage on your strands.
Stop Using Hot Tools
While you are still in the process of repairing the damage on your bleached hair or want to prevent damage as bleach makes every strand highly vulnerable, it is important to refrain from using hot irons, curling irons, blow dryer and other hot tools. If you had to use them, use the lowest possible heat setting and always protect your hair from heat.
Protect Your Hair
Exposing your bleached hair to heat or sun’s rays is a major no-no. But if you really have to go outside and exposure to heat cannot be prevented, then make sure you give your hair the protection it needs. Apply heat protection spray or leave-in conditioner that contains UV filters to protect every strand. Also, you can wear a hat, scarf or any item that you can use to wrap over your hair and limit exposure.
Hair Mask Treatment
A weekly or monthly (depending on the extent of damage) hair mask treatment is recommended for bleached hair. This hair care routine is designed to restore the nutrients and moisture lost in every strand when exposed to bleach. The best thing about hair masks is that they go deep towards your roots to nourish your strands from within. This will make your hair less prone to breakage or suffering from frizz.
Proper care is essential for bleached hair. If you want to rock platinum blonde hair but still want to keep it healthy, follow the hair care recommendations above so you can minimise damage.
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