Because bleaching can weaken the hair’s structure, it’s especially important to take good care of bleached hair. A common complaint about bleached hair is that it has a rough, frizzy texture because the bleaching process makes the hair more porous.
Dry, porous hair isn’t just uncomfortable and prone to breakage and unwanted color transfer. However, it’s not all bad news; proper aftercare for bleached hair can produce luscious, vibrant blonde tones.
Our number one piece of advice for maintaining bleached hair at home is to use a toner instead of bleach to refresh your blonde hair and protect it from damage.
Try washing your hair no more than three times a week to preserve color and the natural oils it produces. In time, your hair will get used to less frequent visits. Again, keep it away from the ends and use it only on the oily parts of your scalp until your hair gets used to the new washing schedule.
Keeping bleached hair healthy is challenging in and of itself, but avoiding the inevitable brassiness that comes with having blonde hair is also difficult.
If your blonde hair is on the healthier side and you want to maintain the tone as much as possible after a salon visit, consider including a purple shampoo in your routine; just be careful not to use too much!
To prevent your hair color from fading, it is recommended that you use lukewarm water when shampooing and cool water when rinsing out the conditioner.
A brief break from using hot tools on your hair is recommended. Applying heat to locks that are already dry can be traumatic. Don’t worry; we aren’t suggesting you stop using your hair tongs forever. But before you do, safeguard your locks with a heat-protectant spray or conditioning mist.
You can also use an organic hair mask to lock in nutrients and hair protection in your scalp and hair strands. Natural products do not contain harmful chemicals.