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How To Hydrate Your Hair After Bleaching Safely At Home

How To Hydrate Your Hair After Bleaching Safely At Home

William Brown

William Brown

Hairstylist

William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

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Tue Jun 08 2021

Did you also get into the bleach bandwagon to get those iconic and classic Hollywood styles with loose blonde curls? Or maybe you just wanted to get a makeover or a dramatic change from your darker locks. Well, bleaching may give you “the look,” but it does put a lot of stress on your precious hair. After bleaching, your hair starts to be extremely rough and dry. It's time to learn how to hydrate hair after bleaching

Why You Should Hydrate Hair After Bleaching?

Bleaching can be very harmful and damaging to the hair. Some alkaline agents present in bleach cause the strands to swell and cause it to break. Proteins lighten your hair, but it also makes your hair loose melanin. It can cause split ends as the cuticle layer is exposed and the split ends appear, resulting in damage and breakage of hair.

Although you have beautiful hair, it starts falling whenever you use a comb or a brush to style your hair. Moreover, no matter what products you apply on your hair, they still sit on the surface because your hair cannot absorb them.

Why You Should Hydrate Hair After Bleaching?

How To Hydrate Hair After Bleaching At Home

1. Oils

Coconut Oil - Warm up 2 spoons of coconut oil and apply it to your scalp. Focus on the dry regions and massage them properly. Let it sit on your hair and scalp overnight and use a microfiber towel or a hair cap to wrap it. Coconut oil helps to avert protein loss from your hair and helps in preventing excess hair loss.

Almond Oil - Together with coconut oil, almond oil is really familiar with women who pay attention to their hair care. With the richness of  beneficial nutrients such as oleic, Vitamin E and linoleic acid, almond oil is a perfect natural serum. You can apply almond oil after washing to lock in moisture and repair damaged hair.

Olive Oil - Olive Oil is another magic potion which you can find easily in your kitchen. Besides cooking, there are more uses of this oil. Squalene, oleic acid, tocopherols from olive oil not only intensely moisturize your hair, but they also help reduce the badly split ends.

Hydrate Hair After Bleaching At Home With Oils

2. DIY Methods

Rice Water Rinse - This has been a method practiced in Japan for decades. Rice water improves surface abrasion. 

DIY Hair Mask - According to many hair experts, you should use a hair mask to repair your damaged hair at least once a week. You don’t need to spend a large amount of money on this because you can make this at home using familiar ingredients such as plant oils, honey and eggs.

DIY methods

3. Natural Conditioners

Yogurt - Yogurt is an amazing treatment for thick hairs. An excellent Anlagen phase promoter, it prevents hair fall and since it contains probiotic bacteria and hydrates hair to the core!

Avocado - Avocado nourishes hair and promotes hair growth. It contains biotin, omega 3 fatty acids, and amino acids that help rebuild moisture and texture in hair.

Aloe Vera - It has anti-inflammatory properties which prevent dandruff, irritation, and itchiness. Apply it on the scalp in a circular motion using fingers. It also prevents scalp infections.

Tips To Hydrate Hair After Bleaching

1. Pre-bleaching care

Pre-bleaching care is a very important step in the bleaching process that many hair stylists skip. This step includes washing hair using coconut oil and applying hydrated hair serum. By doing it, the moisture will be locked inside and the rate of protein loss when bleaching will reduce.

2. Wash your hair less often

Many people misunderstand that hydrating means making your hair exposed to water as much as possible. However, it only makes your hair worse. Washing hair with chemical shampoo will cause your hair to lose more moisture. That is why pro-hair stylists recommend their customers use herbal shampoo instead and only shampoo 1-2 times a week. 

How To Hydrate Hair After Bleaching At Home

3. Avoid the heat styling

Heat styling helps you get bouncy curls, beautiful S-shaped strands and more. On the other hand, it also makes the humidity from deep inside come out and then lose forever. If you cannot avoid the heat styling, we suggest you use heat protestant first.

4. Avoid UV from sunlight

It is a well-known fact that UV Rays are very harmful to our skin. We have always been told to wear sunscreen before going out in the sun. However, researchers show that UV Rays are also damaging to your hair as much as they are to your skin. There are many products available to protect your hair. Hair defense and hydration mist is a great product for hydrating bleached hair. 

You can apply it at least before 20 minutes, the same way you apply sunscreen. These products contain aloe Vera and fruit extract that can protect your hair from UV damage.

>> Related: Best Ways To Fix Uneven Bleached Hair At Home

Lifestyle Changes To Hydrate Your Hair

1 - Use The Right Techniques To Dry Your Hair

Let your hair dry naturally so that you can avoid breakage or dandruff due to excessively dry skip. Also, use any cotton fabric like an old T-shirt or any type of garment that can soak water.

Usually, this is recommended because normal towels are made of fabrics that can be harsh for your hair. Also, squeeze some water from your hairs before drying them. Further, this will make the drying up process faster without a hairdryer. Avoid using a hair straightener with wet hairs.

2 - Try To Keep Yourself Hydrated

Research states that women need about eight glasses of water per day. Water keeps You hydrated And keeps your hair healthy and shiny.

3 - Trim

Get your hair cut often. Trimming of hairs frequently trimming will make it less vulnerable to damage. It will also prevent split ends 

Trim your hair

4 - Heat Tools

Use a heat protector to protect while straightening it or using any type of heat on your hair. Any type of heat tool can cause damage in even normal types here, so the damage will be much worse on bleached hair. 

Conclusion

Hair bleaching has pros and cons but learning how to hydrate hair after bleaching can protect it from hair damage. In this article, we focused on the importance of hair care and how to hydrate hair after bleaching. These methods can be helpful for you if you are bleaching your hair for the first time. Hair is your unofficial crown; keep it healthy and safe.


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