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How To Bleach Hair Safely And Tips To Hydrate Your Hair After Bleaching

How To Bleach Hair Safely And Tips To Hydrate Your Hair After Bleaching

Fashion Blog 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. If you are not careful enough, it can cause permanent damage to your hair. So, it is important to learn how to hydrate your hair after bleaching.

How Bleaching Causes Hair Damage?

Bleaching can be very harmful and damaging to the hair. Some alkaline agents present in bleach causes the strands to swell and cause it to break. Proteins lighten your hair, but it also makes your hair loose melanin. Melanin is a skin pigment that affects the darkness of the skin color. It also protects the human skin from harmful UV Rays. 

Bleaching can cause split ends as the cuticle layer is exposed and the split ends appear, resulting in damage and breakage of hair. It is said that the damage of bleaching hair is permanent. So it's very important to keep it hydrated since if the damage is once done, it’s very hard to recover the hair back into its natural state. Once you are done with bleaching, you’ll learn how to hydrate your hair after bleaching.

How To Bleach Hair At Home Safely To Avoid Damage?

1.    Section your hair into different parts. It will help you to focus on one part of your hair at a time.

2.    Mix bleach powder and the developer you have got on the packet. Blend it well and make sure there are no lumps left. 

3.    Apply the bleach on your hair with the help of a brush. Repeat the same with the other sections of the hair till you're completely done.

4.    The process of bleaching your hair will probably take 20 minutes, and the waiting time to wash it will be 30 to 40 minutes.

5.    You have to make sure that your eye doesn't contact the bleach as it can be very harmful to you. If you think that you got bleach inside your eyes, wash it off immediately and visit a doctor. 

6.    Then, wash your hair and wait for it to dry naturally. Use a balancing shampoo so that it doesn't Imbalance the pH of your hair. After this process, make sure you hydrate your hair after bleaching. 

How To Hydrate Your Hair After Bleaching?

You can use oils, serums, and treatments for this purpose.


Coconut Oil - Warm up coconut oil and apply it to your scalp. Focus on the dry regions and massage them properly. Coconut oil helps to avert protein loss from your hair and helps in preventing excess hair loss.

Almond Oil - Your hairs are more prone to breakage after bleaching. Almond Oil contains Vitamin E, which will make your strands stronger.

Olive Oil - Olive Oil is an important ingredient in a lot of recipes. Besides cooking, there are more uses of this oil.

DIY Methods

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

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.

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 

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. 

5 - Sun Protection 

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.

6 - Spend On Good Hair Accessories 

Using hair rings can cause less damage and keep your hair look elegant at all times. If it's a hot day, then you might want to tie up your hair into a bun or a ponytail, but traditional ties can be tight, causing the hair to break. It can also trigger headaches related to a tight ponytail.

7 - Avoid Bleaching As Much As Possible

Bleaching your hair too often can cause them to get damaged. Try to invest in a bleach that is more long-lasting and effective. It is recommended to avoid bleaching your hair, to begin with

8 - Eat Healthy

Since bleaching already damages your hair, you can try out some hair growth supplements. A lot of people prefer hair growth tablets or gummies. These pills can trigger hair growth for more beautiful and healthy, and stunning hair. You should also consider eating a balanced diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, which will add vitamins and minerals to your body.

Pros and Cons


It is the only method of getting lighter hair color. Suppose you do not like your natural hair color. You have got only one way, which is bleaching. 

Bleaching is an easier process than other processes, such as the homemade mixtures that claim to get you lighter hair color. It also gives much faster results than DIY.


1 - Bleaching hair can damage your hair permanently even though it doesn't work the same for everyone.

2 - You can't go platinum overnight. It may take several times of bleaching your hair to go fully blonde. Even though it's better than DIY results.

3 - It is expensive.


Hair bleaching has pros and cons but learning how to hydrate your hair after bleaching can protect it from hair damage. In this article, we focused on the importance of hair care and how to hydrate your 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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