We’ve all heard horror stories about hair damage from dyeing. Transitioning to blonde hair is a statement. And you will want to maximize that if you do not want an anecdote to be made about you once your blonde hair journey goes wrong.
Here’s what you have to do to go blonde the right way:
Commit to the process.
Having your hair turn to blonde, especially if you originally had dark hair will not be a short journey. You will need to be patient and not put your hair into intense bleaching immediately so that you won’t have the risk of permanently damaging it.
There better be multiple sessions as your hair gradually changes from a lighter to a darker color. This is particularly vital if you’ve already previously bleached your hair, or if you just have fragile hair that is easily damaged.
Treatments are a life-saver
Bleaching is harsh. It destroys the protein bonds found in your hair causing it to swell and be more porous so that you can achieve lighter hair. The longer the bleaching, the more damaged the hair which is why treatments are infused with ingredients that help protect your hair and reduces damage from bleaching. This will help nurse your hair back to good health.
Use hair repair products
Maintain, hydrate, cleanse, and condition will be your mantra after bleaching your hair. After your salon visit, expect to go home with a variety of products that you will be needing for the aftercare process. Every hair is different so make sure you coordinate with your stylist and research properly! Your natural hair and bleached hair will have different requirements so make sure to note that.
As much as possible, protect your hair from further damage. Styling your bleached hair with heat is similar to rubbing salt in the wound. You’re going to make it worse! Find styling techniques that don’t need heat.