April 22, 2014
For many getting ready for summer this year means more than just putting away the winter clothes and heading out to the pool. Consider bleaching your hair this summer to get that perfect look. Although that platinum style can be easily obtained, it has the potential to be one of the most damaging procedures that can be done to your hair. Be aware of this and take the steps necessary to protect it. By implementing these changes into your routine, you can guarantee your hair will be better protected.
The process of bleaching your hair will take away much of the moisture, leaving it frizzy and damaged. To prevent against this, there are a few products that should be used in the days and even weeks leading up to the procedure. To ensure your hair is healthy use a deep conditioner, a hair mask, and a leave-in conditioner. Each of these will help retain the moisture of your hair, keeping it healthy even when adding color. Consider a deep conditioning by a professional to get the most from the procedure, keeping the moisture throughout your hair.
After the Damage
If your hair has already been damaged by the bleaching process, don’t worry, there are ways to bring back the natural shine. Follow these steps to get your hair back to its healthy state, reducing the damage time:
Don’t use the flat iron – hair that has already been damaged will only get worse when using a flat iron. Even those who use a heat protector will find that this tool is one of the most damaging on the hair in the way it heats it up. Try using as little heat as possible here to ensure your hair will retain its moisture.
Hold off on the shampoo – right after you bleach your hair, resist using shampoo for five to six days. Rinse your hair off with water daily and use a conditioner to retain the moisture. The elements of the shampoo will take away the natural oils in your hair, leaving it dry and damaged.
Moisturize your hair – don’t just use conditioner, but use a leave in moisturizer or other methods of keeping your hair from drying out. This is a good prevention and solution to dry damaged hair.
Following these steps will help to retain the moisture in your hair, preventing excessive damage from occurring. If you are planning on bleaching your hair, make sure to do it right. Stop by Avalon for the conditioning treatments, as well as bleaching your hair. We can help get your hair the way you want it while avoiding damage.