Keeping Bleached Hair Healthy

November 14, 2014

It’s no surprise that so many of us insist on going to the salon for highlights and dye jobs, even though we know how damaging bleach can be. Few things can brighten up the face and add dimension and depth quite like lighter strands. Unfortunately, what makes for a better appearance on the surface actually raises hell behind the scenes. Bleaching your hair actually weakens it, because the natural oils are stripped away and the cuticle can become rough and jagged, causing breakage. At Aviva, our team of hair pros knows exactly what to do to make sure your freshly bleached ‘do stays healthy so you can show off your new color without a care in the world.

Avoid Touch-Ups – As tempting as it may be to get your roots touched up as soon as you notice some growth, fight this urge as best you can. The more bleach you put in your hair, the worse off you’ll be. Especially for girls that are looking to grow out their locks, just let the roots show for a bit. These days it’s even stylish to not look like you just stepped out of a salon, so you’ll be in good company while you save your hair from certain damage and save yourself from going broke. Win, win.

Hair masks – While conditioning masks are always a good idea, they are especially recommended for those of us with bleached and dyed hair. Incorporate a mask with ingredients like coconut oil, macadamia oil and argan oil into your weekly routine and just sit back and watch how much your hair improves.

Air-Dry – For any of you who are deeply attached to your blow dryers and hair straighteners, now may be a good time to change things up a little bit. Every time you put heat on your hair, you are frying your strands and increasing the likelihood of breakage and split ends. In the warmer months, try rocking a natural hair look and leave the tools behind. Your hair will look shinier and healthier, guaranteed.

Special hair products – While it may seem appealing to hold off on splurging when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, don’t penny pinch if you want your hair to look healthy and strong. By using hair products specifically designed for your newly bleached strands, you’ll protect the color and keep it from fading, and you won’t expose your hair to additional detergents and chemicals it just doesn’t need.

Careful Brushing – When you bleach your hair, you should expect it to be much more vulnerable and prone to breakage. If you want to keep your hair from shedding and let it grow without split ends, use a wide toothed comb when you need to detangle, and never brush your hair when it’s wet.

If you have recently dyed your hair and are wondering how to keep it looking soft, smooth and shiny, you’ve come to the right place. Just visit our Contact Page, so you can get in touch with one of our savvy beauty gurus to get all the help you need!

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