We all need a change sometimes. Whether you’re hoping to refresh your look or you’re moving into a new phase in your life, a big chop or a new hair color can bring about a fresh new start. Professional stylists will prioritize your hair health, but sometimes you may still notice damage when bleach is applied. If you’re experiencing bleach damage when you leave the salon, don’t worry. You have many options to restore your hair.
If you are noticing your hair is looking dry and frizzy after bleaching, this is because of damage to the hair cuticle. When the cuticle is severely damaged it can’t maintain its moisture. You can speed up the cuticle’s repairing process by using a hair mask once or twice a week.
When you are brushing your hair, take special care after it has been bleached. Bleached hair may have more knots than you’re used to. Because of this, it is best to work with an anti-breakage detangling comb instead of a brush through your hair when it is wet after adding a detangling product. Working a brush through dried bleached hair can cause further damage by breaking the strands.
Once you bleach your hair, you do not need to touch the bleach again for at least two months. If you are touching up your roots more frequently you may notice more damage to the hair follicles which could result in hair loss. Work with your stylist to determine a hair maintenance schedule that keeps your color looking fresh and maintains the health of your hair.
In extreme cases of bleaching, you may experience hair loss. A way to help against this is with regrowth treatments. These treatments come in many different forms. Hair regrowth systems like Keranique are formulated with minoxidil, the only FDA-approved ingredient to regrow hair. The system contains additional products that work in tandem to support healthy, fortified hair.
Heat and Chlorine
A bad time to bleach your hair is during the summer. This is due to the many circumstances that can further damage the hair. For example, heat and the sun can be damaging to even the healthiest of hair, though hair that has been bleached is already missing its natural moisture. Also, you’ll want to protect your hair when swimming in chlorinated pools. The chemicals in the chlorine can create a discoloration, so the best advice is keeping your hair in a top bun or under a swim cap to make sure it does not get wet during those pool days.
Pay Attention to Split Ends
It is always smart to keep up with the trimming of split ends, but with bleached hair, getting rid of dead and unhealthy ends is crucial. By cutting off these split ends, it will help the hair appear healthier and feel better on your shoulders. By frequently getting a trim, you are making sure that damage and hair breakage doesn’t continuously overlap.
Hair Serums and Drops
There are many different kinds of oils and hair infusions you can use to help hydrate your hair. Gently working a serum through your hair before bed or before a shower. Make sure to read the directions before using serums for the best results.
For problems with bleached dyed hair persisting, the best thing to do is talk to your hairstylist. They can help you identify the next steps in helping the damage that bleach has done to your hair. Natural products are a great place to start to prevent further damage, though when meeting with your stylist they can help recommend certain products to help and tell you what to expect from using them.
Are you experiencing damage from bleaching your hair? Keranique offers a variety of hair care products to help you take your hair to the next level. Check out our products page to see the wide selection of products we provide our customers to help cater to their hair care needs and goals.
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