Read more to see how to restore bleached hair!
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” ― Coco Chanel
I believe the same is true when coloring your hair. About 3 years ago, I needed a change. My hair had been dark brown for as long as I could remember, and I was bored of it. So I decided to go ombré. I loved it so much I haven’t gone back since. Through the years, I have learned the harsh truth about bleach: it fries the living heck out of your hair. I swear, every time I would return from my hairdresser my hair wouldn’t style right for a week – just to punish me. I learned without the proper post care, your hair can become dry, brittle and weak. With time, I perfected a post bleach routine to keep my hair happy and healthy! Today I’m sharing with y’all the steps I take to ensure my bleached hair stays fresh!
Step 1: Shampoo & Condition
First things first, you’re going to want to cut back on washing your hair. Kinda gross? Not really! When using the proper shampoo and conditioner, your hair should last for a good 3 days without a wash. This gives your hair time to build up natural oils which replenish your hair. When you do wash your hair – you need to use products which target which cater to replenishing hair. Recently I have been using Nexxus’s Therappe Shampoo to cleanse and moisturize my hair. This coconut-scented shampoo gives your hair a light wash, without stripping away all the essential oils in your hair. Afterward, I apply Nexxus’s Humectress Conditioner, which works to replenish moisture while revitalizing damaged hair. A combination of Vitamin E, coconut oil and honey extract leave my hair feeling soft and full of volume!
Step 2: Apply Leave-in Treatment
After washing my hair, I always apply a leave-in conditioner. This extra step is essential to providing your bleached hair with the extra care it needs. I’ve been applying 4-8 pumps of Nexxus’s Encapsulate Caviar Serum to my bleached ends post-shower. The conditioning oils within this treatment are actually encapsulated into tiny pearls suspended in a water-based rebuilding serum! How neat! the nutrients and proteins within this serum help to reconstruct my damaged hair. I love the consistency of this product. Bonus: it doesn’t leave my hair looking wet or greasy!
Step 3: Hair Mask
Finally, overnight masks are a hair product I have found make a huge difference on my hair over the years. Once a week, I apply a hair mask to give my hair extra replenishment. Recently I’ve been using Nexxus’s Humectress Humectress Replenishing System Masque once a week as an intense moisturizer. infused with a Caviar Complex and 100% pure Elastin Protein, this masque strengthens dry and damaged hair. Further, it helps to reduce frizz and breakage for healthy looking hair!
Other Tips & Tricks to Restore Bleached Hair:
- Let your hair air dry for as long as possible before drying your hair to reduce heat exposure
- Apply a heat protectant spray prior to using heat styling tools (curling iron, straightener, blow dryer etc.!)
- Make sure to use snag-free hair ties in order to prevent breakage!
- Protect your hair from long durations of sun exposure by wearing a hat or applying hair sunscreen!
- When brushing your hair, start from the tips and work your way up to avoid breakage
- Get regular trims to remove inevitable split ends
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this article on how to restore bleached hair. If you are interested in trying out any of the Nexxus products mentioned above, be sure to visit your local Walmart! Now I want to know – what tips do you have to keep bleached hair happy and healthy?
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If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward hairstyle you need to re-create this look! You can also switch up this look by pinning the braids in the back of your head for a more subtle look. *Click here for a tutorial to re-create this look.*
This braid is super easy to re-create and looks good with every outfit! You can also wear it as pigtails. It’s totally heat-free and can be accomplished in under 5 minutes. *Click here for a tutorial to re-create this look.*
Thank you to Nexxus for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are mine alone.