Bleaching your hair in any way can look amazing, and give you a gorgeous standout look. However, it can also be extremely harsh on your skin. So while it looks great, it’s super important that you’re taking the proper steps for caring for bleached skin to make sure you’re maintaining your hair’s health to the best of your ability. If you’ve foil bleached your hair, or you’ve been considering it, you’re going to want to make sure you follow these tips for caring for it to avoid any potential damage to your hair.
Re-Examine Your Hair Care Products
If you’ve bleached your hair at all, you’re going to need to take a look at the shampoo, conditioner and other haircare products you’re using to make sure they’re going to work ok with your now bleached hair. Since your hair has (or will) gone through some pretty harsh treatment with the bleach it’s advised by the hair experts themselves that you actually use products that are milder and that you don’t over-wash your hair. You’ve probably heard before that washing your hair daily actually isn’t that great for its health and when you’ve bleached it’s even more important to live by that rule.
Take it Easy
Similarly to the haircare products, since your hair has been put under some stress with the bleach it’s highly advised that you take it easy with hairstyling in general especially when it comes to heated hairstyling. When we say take it easy, we mean it’s suggested that you cut back on using heated hairstyling tools on a super regular basis. The heat from heated hairstyling tools can cause damage to hair that’s already been put under a pretty good amount of stress. So instead, cut back and try to reserve the heated styling for the days when you really want/need to instead of making it an ever day thing.
Make Sure You’re Using Product
While we want to make sure you’re re-examining your hair care products, we want to make sure we don’t leave you thinking you should SKIP using them. Incorporating hair products like hair masks, moisturizers, etc. are going to be essential to bringing back some moisture to your hair (it gets dried out pretty significantly in bleaching) and helping to repair any damage that’s been done. But, make sure you do them on a regular basis. Not only should you be using these types of products, but they’re not products you want to be cheap with. Using products that are high quality and made with quality ingredients are going to ensure that your hair is getting exactly what it needs to maintain and/or repair any damage that’s been done.
Anytime you bleach your hair, it’s also advised that you use a high-quality bleach (if you’re doing this at home). Ask some trusted hair professionals for their input if and when you can to further ensure that you’re going about the process in the best way possible. It’s all about maintaining and repairing your hair as much as possible. Don’t wait until your hair is in a really bad place before you decide to take additional action for haircare.