The thing that nobody tells you about bleaching your hair is the damage it leaves behind. While you finally achieved that stunning color, all of a sudden your hair is dry, brittle, and breaking. It is crucial to invest in some good hair products and follow these tips to nurse your hair back to health.
Invest in a good shampoo
You heard that right; throw out your old, cheap shampoos. Purchasing a shampoo that is specifically designed for damaged, color-treated hair is exactly what you need in your hair care routine. We recommend On A Cloud Baobab Oil Repair Shampoo by R+Co. This luxe-oil shampoo decreases breakage by 85%, adds moisture, and visibly restores damaged hair. Keep in mind you should only be washing your hair 2-3 times a week with cold water.
Don’t brush when wet
Brushing your hair when it’s wet can lead to major breakage. It’s more likely to pull and form more knots when it’s wet. It’s best to add a detangling spray to your routine, wait for it to dry, and then brush it out.
Stay away from heat
Heat is the biggest no-no after just bleaching your hair. Heat dries out hair, makes it more brittle, and increases the likeliness of getting split ends. Let your hair air dry and stay away from any hot tools. If you must use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant spray!
Weekly deep conditioning hair mask
Deep conditioning hair masks have essential oils and ingredients that will help speed up your hair recovery time. Find a hair mask that includes argan oil, coconut oil, or pequi oil as these oils are great for restoring shine and moisture. We recommend the Television Perfect Hair Mask by R+Co. Use this hair mask once a week for the best results.
Apply a leave-in conditioner after showering to keep some oils in your hair. Shampooing strips your hair of those natural oils and adding some back in will help your hair to stay shiny and healthy.
If your hair is over-processed and extremely bleach damaged, DeRiah Boutique Salon can help you! We offer special treatments for damaged hair such as the R+Co Conditioning Treatment or the Goldwell Bond Pro for Color Treatment. Call 262.241.8899 to book one of our services today!