Hi! I'm back after almost 2 months of absence. Today, I'm going to share my hair care tips to keep your blonde or bleached hair in good condition. I'll be brutally honest with you my dear readers. Bleach can damage your hair to its molecular level but don't worry I have found the solution to our problem fellow bleached hair friends. Below are my hair care routine to revive that dead hair ALMOST back to its life (atleast! be contented with that ok?).
Do not wash nor shampoo your bleached hair everyday. At first, you'll feel gross about the feeling of not washing your hair especially if you ride a public utility vehicle almost everyday. What I did is I cover my hair with scarf (girl) or wear a cap (boy) to minimize the dust from sticking to your hair. Wash your hair only after 3 days. Wet bleached hair is prone to breakage. Noticed that your hair is very brittle when it's wet so avoid combing or brushing it harshly when it's wet. What I did is to shower in the evening and air dry it as much as possible. I noticed that my hair takes a lot of time to air dry when I bleached my hair and I've found out that bleached hair retains water than non-bleached hair. So that pretty much explained the problem why our bleached hair won't dry that fast.
I'm so sorry to tell you but you will really have to trim those pesky split ends. If you really don't want to trim it, I recommend that you will use TRESEMME SPLIT HAIR REPAIR shampoo and conditioner. I've tried DOVE and PANTENE hair repair treatment/conditioner but unfortunately it did nothing good to my hair. It only frizzes my hair and it's really frustrating watching yourself in the mirror with all the frizzy hair coming out of nowhere. If you don't like Tresemme, try sulfate free shampoo brands instead.
Avoid using hot hair tools like curling iron, straightening iron and hair blower. If you really can't avoid using them, always use heat protectant or serum before and after doing it. If you're in a tight budget, try using BLACK BEAUTY or DOVE hair serum.
Prioritize hair treatment every 1 to 2 weeks. As much as possible do not ever skip getting a hair treatment even if you'll just do it at home. Try buying moroccan oil treatment or if you're in a tight budget, use coconut oil instead. Just leave the oil to your hair for 1 day or for an hour to effectively penetrate the healing power of these oil treatment to your precious mane.
Avoid exposing your bleached hair under the sun. If you simply can't avoid it, always bring an umbrella with you or cover your hair with a cute scarf, hat or cap. Also, refrain from swimming in pools or beaches as the chlorine and saltwater will damage your hair big time. If you really can't avoid it, always apply coconut oil to your hair before diving into the waters.
Based on my experience, after doing this religiously for a month, my hair felt healthy again compared to the past months of not doing these hair routines. I strongly recommend you use the Tresemme split hair repair shampoo and conditioner 'coz it's really effective and I swear by it over my dead hair. This product is truly heaven sent 'coz it made me realized that going full blonde is not so bad after all. Thank God!!! Tresemme Split Hair Repair comes in small bottles to which I bought it only for about 130 pesos or something.
This is my hair without using the Tresemme Split Hair Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.
|June 8, 2015 (not using Tresemme Split Hair Repair). Just colored my hair Silver Ash and Pink at the tip.|
|June 11, 2015 (First time to use Tresemme Split Hair Repair) I noticed that my frizzy hair tamed immediately though my hair still look stiff.|
|June 14, 2015 ( 4 days after using the Tresemme Split Hair Repair) my hair is a bit manageable now with more relaxed mane compared to the previous photo.|
|July 3, 2015 If I run out of scarf, I cover my hair with a cute beanie sometimes to protect my hair from humidity especially if it's raining outside.|