As we all know, bleaching our hair is addictive! Once you go blonde, you only want to go blonder and blonder, but this is not the best idea. There are some do’s and don’ts when using bleach and this article will show you all the best products, styles and treatment to keep your happy.
THE BEST OF THE BLEACH
Bleaching is the most popular way to dye your hair, however it is one of the most damaging if it is used the wrong way and not taken care of. Some bleach products can have products in that shouldn’t actually be used on hair, so here are some of the bets bleaches to use on your hair if you are planning to do so.
Schwarzkopf Professional Blond Me Premium Lift 9
Whether you have natural or bleached hair, this powder lightener will lift any blonde shade up to an unbeatable 9 levels while also lifting brassy undertones with its anti-yellow agents. The added Integrated Bond Enforcing Technology upgrades it from the previous BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ as it protects the hair’s structure during application, promising minimal breakage. It is the most powerful bleach on the market that you can get your hands on, without it being damaging to your hair.
Bleach London- Total Bleach Kit
This top end bleach lightens hair by removing natural colour pigments to achieve a platinum blonde. Get your lightest, brightest bleach blonde by using this product without damaging your hair further. This product is perfect for beginners who are first starting to dye their hair as it is simple to use and isn’t harmful to your hair.
L’Oreal Blue Powder Bleach
If you’re looking for a bleach to lift your hair fast and well, then this is exactly what you need. With a professional salon like finish, this powdered bleach is for more experienced bleach users rather than beginners. What’s great about this product is that it has a mild smell. Unlike most bleaching products, this one doesn’t stink. So, if you’re allergic to strong smells, you should go with this one. And you won’t get a burning sensation with this product.
BLEACHING DO’S AND DONT’S
As much as we may hate paying extortionate prices to get our hair looking fine, this is the best way to keep It happy and healthy, and looking amazing. Bleaching your hair yourself sounds like the best idea when you can do it in the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the price, however there are very little success stories that come from doing this. A professional hair colour treatment is your best bet to get blonde hair colour highlights or a full-head colour without any hair damage. A salon professional will assess your hair and apply just the right amount of bleach your hair needs. Whereas from home there is just one level of bleaching powder within the kit which may be too strong, or even to weak for your hair.
DO follow a strict regime for your after care
Any coloured hair, especially bleached hair needs a strict haircare routine after dying – this will prevent damaged ends and keep the hair looking as fresh and healthy as possible. If you do not take care of your hair after it is bleached, you may have to face a lot of hair issues such as dullness, coarseness, breakage and split ends. Invest in high-quality shampoos and conditioners meant for coloured hair and bleached hair, use deep conditioning natural hair masks to bring back the moisture, and oil your hair regularly to combat the coarseness.
DO invest in some high-quality hair masks to treat your hair
Coco and Eve Hair Mask
This top of the range hair mask gives your hair the thirst quench it needs after being bleached. The 5 in 1 treatment leaves you hair feeling as smooth as before and will give you the amazing shine your hair is looking for. It revives dry hair, damaged by styling, heat, dyes and the environment. Restores hair to its pure state, repairs hair from the inside out to make it healthy and luscious, conditions from root to tip and finally tames the frizz and split ends for smoother more manageable hair.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
This mask is perfect for damaged hair from the wrong type of bleaching. Suitable for all hair types, the innovative formula works on a molecular level to revitalise and regenerate dry, damaged strands that have been broken due to chemical, thermal and mechanical effects. Ideal for weekly use in between salon services to maintain strong, healthy-looking hair.
Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste
Boost shine and banish your split ends with Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste, an intensive hair mask that nourishes brittle and damaged hair, perfect for a post bleach hair ce routine. Enriched with Creatine R and Maleic Acid, the restorative formula helps to repair bonds within the hair structure to improve strength and elasticity.
The conditioning mask helps to protect against further breakage, whilst moisture is replenished to the scalp for long-lasting hydration. Expect visibly shiny, silky and reenergised results.
DON’T use hot styling tools everyday
Bleaching weakens the bonds in your hair, and using tools such as hair dryers, straighteners and curlers on your hair will weaken this even more and only damage It further. Its suggested that you wait at least 3 weeks after bleaching your hair to do so just so the bonds within the hair can repair themselves before getting broken again.
DON’T skip conditioners and oils
Giving your hair some TLC after bleaching is essential and no matter how busy you are, there is always time for some oils to be put in. Conditioners add back the lost moisture to your hair and help bring it get back to its healthy state. Consider doing a gentle oil massage with things like coconut oil to add some shine and moisture to your hair. Follow up with a gentle shampoo or cleansing conditioner, and some leave in conditioner when you are air drying it – it is much recommended!
DON’T use harsh products on your hair
After bleaching, using harsh shampoos with things such as sulphates in it can really damage your hair even more and can strip back of the moisture in your hair. Switching for something more natural like herbal shampoos and conditioners are the best for your hair as they only have a few natural ingredients in them.
BLEACHED STYLES WE’RE LOVING
We all love getting our hair done, so why not take the new hair new you to a completely different level and try out some of these styles that are perfect for bleach users, and that may push you out of your comfort zone as well.
THE ‘E-GIRL’ LOOK
Tik Tok is going crazy for this bleached look. Whether you have blonde hair already, or want to lighten up your dark hair, this look is for you. Starting off by separating the front section of your hair away from the rest of your hair, and pin the rest back. Coming from personal experience, the thinner the parts at the front, the better. A toner is CRUCIAL with this look especially when you have darker hair as this could turn your hair orange, and trust me that is not a look!
UNDERNEATH THE BLEACH
This is one of the newest trends with bleach. People are becoming very experimental with the colours that are popping out from underneath their hair and we are so here for it! Theres a few ways of achieving this look such as taking individual chunks and bleach these, or part the whole underneath section of your hair and bleach. This look has got everyone going crazy, it mysterious and look so edgy and its a bonus hat you can hide it if you don’t like it, it’s a win win!