Lucky are the locks that do not need bleach for lightening. For the rest of us, seeking to level up our colour, hair lightening is the best friend you know you have to keep an eye on. Improper care and you risk hair that is dry, lifeless, brittle and damaged.
If you have already bleached your hair, you might be wondering how to revive its shine and make it soft again. Here are some hair tips and tricks that you can try out:
Listen to your stylist! It can be tempting to try out a new hair colour that is a lot lighter than the one you had before. That inspo pic - where you go from raven beauty to blonde bombshell- won’t happen in one go without a whole lot of breakage. Colourists are experts but not magicians. Remember that overprocessing hair can have damaging consequences on the integrity and health of your hair. Achieve ultimate hair goals by going slow and choosing the right products for the best results- hair that is shiny, vibrant and healthy.
Shampooing hair damaged by bleach can be a daunting task- a tangled, knotty nightmare. Find a shampoo that is gentle on your hair. Try to opt for shampoos that are sulphate-free and avoid shampoos that contain sodium lauryl sulphate. Look for accompanying hair conditioners and other hair care products that specifically cater to reviving bleached locks.
Bleaching removes the natural moisture from the hair and can make it dry, lifeless and brittle. Throw in heat and the stress on hair continues. Now that you’ve achieved your colour, it is important that you use a good heat protectant when styling your dream hair. Incorporating this into your hair routine can ensure that your hair does not become more damaged from heat exposure.
Hair is at its weakest when wet. This is when it is the most prone to breakage. When washing your hair, try to avoid scrubbing your scalp too vigorously. Don't further aggravate the damage that the bleach has already caused. Avoid brushing hair when wet. After shampooing, comb through the conditioner using a wide tooth comb or detangling brush.
Hair that is prone to tangling and breakage can cause frustration. It can feel unruly and unmanageable adding extra time to your getting-ready routine. To prevent further damage It is a good idea to get your hair trimmed regularly to remove the split ends. Hair that is not cut regularly will continue to split causing further damage and looking lacklustre. Baby trims may mean that you will have to part with some of your locks, but it’s better than having to part with your hair entirely.
Moisturising hair masks are great to keep in your haircare arsenal. They can help replenish the lost moisture in your hair and make it feel softer than ever before. If you want your hair to appear healthier, shinier and more manageable, it's best to find the best product.
Consider getting the K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask. It is an award-winning hair mask that is best known for its effectiveness and efficiency. The peptides and other ingredients help you revitalise your hair and give you the added protection needed to maintain the results.
These tips and tricks can surely help you revitalise your bleached hair. But remember that you should also make a habit of treating and taking care of your hair. After all, you wouldn't want to spend that much time and money just to get back to where you started.
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