Bleached Hair – and How to Look After It

Blond with Short Bleached HairIf you’ll excuse the pun, bleaching your hair is rarely a decision you take lightly. After all, doing so in order to dye the hair blonde can result in a wiry, dry barnet that becomes difficult to look after.

Bleach is one of the harshest ingredients you can add to the hair, which is why it really is worth making an appointment here at Yazz No 1 Hair Studio in Leeds, as trying to use the ingredient at home can result in even more damage to your ‘do.

But the good news is there are plenty of ways you can look after your hair following a bleach job to ensure it quickly becomes a lot easier to manage. Here’s what you can do:
Use a Mild Moisturising Shampoo

If you’re dying your hair from dark to light it can often take several rounds of bleach to get the desired effect. The key here is to go lighter in stages; doing so all in one go will make your hair even drier.
Following the application of bleach, it’s really important you take the right steps to restore your hair to its former glory. It’s worth knowing, however, that washing your hair daily will do little to help the situation – it will simply remove any moisture left in the hair. Instead, shampoo hair less regularly (using dry shampoo where possible) and use a mild or moisturising shampoo to give hair the best chance possible of repairing itself.

Regularly Get Your Ends Trimmed

Alongside using the right products, it’s also worth your while to get your ends trimmed as regularly as possible. You’ll find that the ends of your hair will want to split and fall off following the application of bleach, so nurse your hair back to health by getting regular trims and using the right products – deep conditioning and leave-in conditioners are your friend!

Invest in a Good Quality Hair Oil

As well as those aforementioned deep conditioning treatments, a good hair oil can work wonders for your locks. It’s cheap, too! You can pick it up at your local supermarket or via the hair Leeds team here at Yazz No 1 Hair Studio in Rawdon, Guiseley or Yeadon. The key ingredient here is protein, which is also beneficial in the structure of nails, too. Use it on damp hair after every shower and your hair should feel a stack better when you dry it.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar

It may seem silly, but apple cider vinegar (make sure it is this variety and not just plain old vinegar) is said to work like magic on dry hair that’s been bleached. Like olive oil, this variety of vinegar is a great – and cheap – home remedy for dry hair. It works by sealing in moisture and preventing split ends. Simply mix one part vinegar to two parts water and add to hair after your shower. Leave in for around 15 minutes and rinse out with lukewarm water. As with all home remedies and new products, always do a patch test on a small section of your hair or skin in advance, to avoid the risk of any nasty reactions.
Need some more tips? Simply give us a call at Yazz No 1 Hair Studio and we’ll answer any of your bleached hair-related queries.

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