Growing up I was always told not to bleach my hair. Of course as an adult it’s my duty to break all this rule and try it out. The dangers were great. I have naturally dry and brittle hair so the odds of my hair surviving were not in my favor. I pulled through, though, and I managed to get my hair to be softer than ever! I didn’t think it was possible, but if you follow these tips you’ll be on your way to softer, stronger bleached hair too!
Dry Shampoo, Deep Conditioning Hair Masks – invest in these products and use them as often as you see fit. I personally use Deep Conditioning Hair Masks once a week until I feel my hair is soft enough. I use dry shampoo regardless of how soft my hair is.
Wash as least often as possible – every 3-4 days, use dry shampoo on days you don’t shampoo in the shower. Leaving oils in your hair helps heal the hair from the bleaching process.
Wash hair on cold water only – It saves your color and it softens your hair. Hot water only dries out hair further.
Cut back on straightening hair – Applying heat to hair adds strain which can lead to brittle hair and breakage. I only do touch ups with my straightener in between washes.
Have patience – give you hair time to recover…it’ll take a little bit of time. It could take anywhere between 2 – 4 weeks, maybe longer depending on the health of your locks.
Don’t rebleach areas – especially during touch ups. It’s risky and can lead to breakage of the hair.
Cut off horrible ends after initial bleaching process – messy ends are impossible to save and just make it harder to heal the rest of your hair.