Bleaching your hair can be an important part of creating vibrant colors, but it can also leave behind a lot of damage. This article will discuss ways to repair damaged hair that has been bleached.
Hydration for Bleached Hair
One of the ways bleaching damages hair is by stripping its water content away. Deep moisturization is important to restore the natural strength of your locks. However, it is important to use products with gentle formulas. Products with a lot of chemical ingredients can cause further damage. Overall, look for more natural ingredients and treatments. Moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, hair oils, and leave-in treatments can all be helpful.
Extra Care for Wet Hair
Generally, hair can be more vulnerable to damage when it is saturated with water. When getting out of the shower, try to avoid further stress to the strands, Use a wide-toothed comb rather than a brush to detangle. Gently pat dry with a towel, instead of vigorously drying. Reducing friction to your hair will help prevent further damage. Additionally, avoid blowdryers when possible, and use the cool setting when needed. Hot, dry air can be harmful to the already damaged strands.
Bleached Hair and Sun Damage
Your hair is normally vulnerable to sun damage, but even more when it is bleached. When it is sunny, consider wearing a hat or a headscarf. For more on protecting your hair during the Summer, check out our recent article, here.
Keratin is a protein that strengthens your hair. Some hair-care products have keratin in them. However, too much keratin can be problematic. Talk with your stylist about keratin hair care, and consider opting for a professional keratin treatment.
Trimming Bleached Hair
Bleached hair is more prone to splitting. By trimming away the most damaged parts of your hair, you can keep your hair looking fresher and healthier as it grows out. Styles with layers are great for working around the most damaged parts of your hair. Cutting away spit ends will also make your hair-care treatments more effective for the stronger sections of hair that remain.
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