How to take care of bleached hair

How to take care of bleached hair

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Do you have blonde, platinum or bleached hair? If the answer is yes, you have come to the perfect article to show off beautiful and healthy hair. At we know that all that glitters is not gold: behind a beautiful white hair hides a great maintenance task. So, if you want to show off a flawless bleaching, you need to know the best treatments for bleached hair.

How to take care of bleached hair

Do you want to know how to moisturize hair after bleaching or how to wash bleached hair? So, pay attention to the following tips on how to care for bleached hair. If you have decided to lighten your hair, you will need to change your daily hair care routines. Do not give up the fashionable color!

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Don’t wash it daily

The main advice on how to take care of bleached hair is related to the frequency of washing: you should not wash your hair every day. The scalp produces natural oils that help protect the hair from external agents. By washing it daily, you remove a large part of these oils, leaving your hair more defenseless.

Bleaching makes hair more fragile, so the presence of natural oils becomes essential. If you need to wash it daily, the best option is not to bleach your hair. It is a delicate process that needs a lot of attention and care.

Blue or toning shampoo

How do you wash bleached hair? To maintain beautiful bleached hair, it is advisable to use a toning shampoo or blue shampoo. This product will become essential to eliminate the yellowish and orange tones caused by the oxidation of the dye, contact with the heat of irons and dryers or pollution.

The blue toning shampoo is used a couple of times a week or less, alternating it with your regular shampoo. In addition, you must follow the recommendations indicated on the product label and do not leave it on your hair for more than the recommended time.

Sulfate-free shampoos

In addition to the violet or blue shampoo, it is advisable to use specific shampoos for colored or bleached hair. We are talking about sulfate-free shampoos, one of the fundamental products to keep bleached hair hydrated.

Sulfates dry out hair. For this reason, if we want to take care of our hair after bleaching it, it is essential to opt for products that do not contain sulfates. These shampoos help protect the hair, since they do without certain harmful ingredients that are present in classic shampoos.

Masks for bleached hair

The main problem with bleaching is that it dries out the hair, so you should provide it with extra hydration. But how to moisturize hair after bleaching? To do this, you should use intensive masks a couple of times a week. If you want the effect to be greater, opt for masks rich in protein and vitamin B5.

In addition, to correctly apply masks for bleached hair, we recommend that you follow these steps:

  • Distribute the mask through the hair, strand by strand.
  • Let it act between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Put a shower cap on your hair while the mask rests or, alternatively, tie it in a bun.
  • Remove it with plenty of water.

In addition, you can use other products to moisturize bleached hair, such as conditioners or masks, after each wash.

Homemade mask for bleached hair

We have already pointed out the importance of applying masks to your hair after washing. However, in addition to commercial moisturizing masks, you can also prepare your own homemade masks and apply them every 15 days for a whole night.

The egg, mayonnaise or essential oils can be beneficial to take care of bleached hair. So are those homemade masks for dry hair made from argan oil, aloe vera or green tea. In addition, it is worth highlighting the function of olive oil for bleached hair, since it has a strong moisturizing and protective power. Coconut oil is also good for bleached hair, due to its moisturizing power.

How to dry bleached hair

The best trick to dry and, at the same time, take care of bleached hair is to rest the hair on the towel and press lightly. Afterwards, it is best to let it dry in the open air. Avoid blow drying, as the heat on bleached hair can dry it out and further damage it, causing it to break or split ends faster.

In case you want more volume, you can make a turban with the towel and keep it between 15 and 20 minutes so that it absorbs all the moisture from the hair.

How to brush bleached hair

As we have pointed out, the main damage caused by bleached hair is dryness, which can cause breakage. To avoid them, unravel it carefully. During the first days after bleaching, it is best to use your fingers as a brush, gently passing them through the hair. Little by little, as time goes by, your hair will gain strength and you will be able to use a comb again.

On the other hand, it is preferable that you detangle it when it is wet. If you, do it dry you could cause it to break or crack. It is also advisable to use combs or brushes with large and separate bristles.

Do not apply heat

To take care of the hair after bleaching, we must avoid applying heat, that is, it is recommended not to use the dryer or the iron. Excess heat or its habitual use can damage this type of hair in such a way that it is impossible to recover.

So, you will never be able to use your iron or your dryer again? Not quite. It is recommended not to apply heat for at least 15 days after bleaching. This will give your hair time to gain strength to withstand a heat tool. Once these days have passed, you can use them again, as long as you use a heat protector.

Cut the tips frequently

If you want to keep your hair beautiful, you will need to cut it more often if you have bleached hair. Remember that bleaching makes your hair weaker, so your ends will tend to split. Therefore, by cutting the ends every two or three months, you will help restore the life and shine of your hair.

Avoid sun exposure

To take care of bleached hair you should avoid extreme climates. Do not expose the hair to the sun directly and avoid salt water and chlorine during the summer. This does not mean that you do not enjoy hot days, as long as you wear a hat, cap or scarf. Also, don’t forget to use products to moisturize bleached hair, even on beach days.

If you haven’t bleached your hair yet and want to do it at home, we recommend this other article from Oneota on How to bleach your hair at home without damaging it.

Avoid sleeping with wet hair

As a general rule, going to sleep with wet hair is not recommended, much less if you have bleached hair. When hair is wet it is much more elastic and tends to break easily. As bleaching further weakens the hair, it will be doubly fragile, so at the slightest friction with the pillow, it can break. For this reason, we recommend that you always go to bed with dry hair.

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