Care for blond and bleached hair: tips from the professionals
Why do blond, bleached and bleached hair need special care?
The pros argue that blonde is a beauty that requires sacrifice. And they, as always, are right. Here’s what happens during the bleaching treatment:
- The cuticle is swollen by the alkali;
- the natural pigment loses its natural color;
- The hair becomes lighter, but more porous;
- the keratin structure of the hair shaft gets damaged.
Therefore, to avoid negative consequences, it is important to take special care of blonde and bleached hair.
Of course, most of the damage to the structure of the strands is caused by bleaching, especially if your master did not carry out a blonde treatment. But simple bleaching with blonding dyes, as well as partial bleaching in the techniques of ombré, shatouch or balayage, also do not pass without a trace. That’s why you should treat your blondes and highlights like the crown of the Miss World and take care of them at home, in the salon, on vacation – always and everywhere. Properly care for your bleached hair and follow our instructions to help you fall in love with your hair all over again, even if it’s far from perfect right now.
How do I care for my bleached hair at home?
There are four basic rules for proper blonde grooming. Your handyman probably already outlined them, but it’s not a bad idea to do it again!
- Get the right cosmetics. Proper cosmetic care for bleached or bleached hair at home is built around specialized products. Does your favorite mask say “for all hair types” on it? Save it for later, because right now it’s better to use only products that work for blonde hair.
- Become a follower of gentle cleansing and combing. Get a good sulfate-free shampoo, rinse out with lukewarm water, don’t scrub your hair with a towel, and comb through it gently.
- Love thermal protection. Curling iron, stylers and even blow dryers can speed up color transformation and damage hair. If romantic curls or mirror-smooth locks are an important part of your look, arm yourself with reliable protection.
- Don’t forget about shade correction. Is it possible to take care of the quality of your hair without sacrificing your favorite blonde color? Our answer is yes! Simply use a tinting product periodically (e.g. once a week).
Cosmetic care products for bleached hair – what should you choose?
As you would expect from SalonSecret, we found out what would be the perfect treatment for white, bleached, and bleached hair, and which products wouldn’t let you down. It turns out that you don’t need a lot of jars!
Any cleanser that says “for colored/bleached hair” will work for you. In the professional segment such products can contain sulfates or do without them, and the latter is preferred, because with them the washing is as gentle as possible. Periodically replace your regular shampoo with a pigmented one, especially if you have a cooler shade of blonde, as it helps to keep your tone without yellowing or other color surprises.
We already know that artificial blonde is synonymous with dry hair, and dryness leads to problems with combing, to dull strands, and in the most extreme case – to their brittleness. The producers are also aware of this feature of bleaching coloring so that special conditioners for blondes already include proteins, silicones, polymers or plant extracts thanks to which the hair becomes smooth and manageable.
Important: It is necessary to refuse oil masks after bleaching or bleaching for three weeks, as they have an unpleasant habit of accelerating the washout of color. The same applies to regenerating products, if they are not designed specifically for colored strands.
The third law of blondes means that you should never wash your hair without a liquid. These are the products that give your hair a smooth, healthy glow 24/7. Some formats are more nourishing (creams, special oils for color preservation), some are light, moisturizing. After blonding, the former are more appropriate.
So why do I need thermal protection for my blonde hair? Damaged hair is prone to heat, so make sure you apply a high level of thermal protection before styling your hair. It can create a thin protective film that won’t be damaged by flat irons and curling irons, and if it has good conditioning properties, it’s every blonde’s best friend. What should I look for in the composition? First of all, there are antioxidants (Açai berries, grapes and some other representatives of the flora kingdom are abundant in them), which protect the hair structure from external damage and slow down the transformation of shade after dyeing or toning. The second ingredient of success is SPF filters. If you’re familiar with “summer” hair fading firsthand, you can’t go wrong with sun filters.
Salon treatments for blonde and bleached hair
When our hair doesn’t look its best, we go to the hairdresser – and rightly so! The help of a master is invaluable, and salon treatments have an instant effect on blonde and white hair with lasting effects. If you doubt that you’ll be able to maintain the quality of your hair after bleaching with home cosmetics alone, check out these services for blonde and bleached hair care.
First, your stylist will apply concentrated care to your hair’s needs and then create a cellulose protection from harmful external influences. Your hair is smoothed out, becomes frizzy, stops split ends, and finally shines in a way you can see from space. The artificial shade is washed off much slower after the screening, and the action of the screen lasts up to a month, after which the procedure can be repeated.
This procedure skips the nourishing stage, but it is also indicated for the care of bleached and bleached hair. During lamination, the technician will tint the hair with non-ammonia dye in any shade you choose, and the result is similar to the shielding result and also lasts for up to 5 weeks. Lamination is harmless, so repeat it as often as you like.
Keratin restoration gets rid of typical blonde hair problems like dryness, tangles, breakage, split ends, and dullness by refinishing the damaged protein structure of the hair shaft. Keratin is slightly weighting, which is just right for blondes, and the procedure itself gives persistent results for 1-4 months. If you are satisfied with the result, you may repeat the procedure if necessary.
Tips and recommendations from professionals: what to do if your hair has changed after bleaching?
We’ve covered the specifics of caring for bleached and bleached hair that has “problems” with bleaching, and we share their advice with you!
Hair can look messy and frizzy all the time, but products with amino acids, coconut oil derivatives, and silicones can fix it up in no time. Wash your hair with warm rather than hot water and opt for leave-in care.
Regular use of any professional hair care formulated specifically for blondes is vital to softening hair. These products typically contain moisturizers, oils and proteins that keep hair soft, supple and silky.
The most important thing for severe dryness is to care for blonde with hydrophilic substances such as hyaluronic acid, panthenol, cetyl alcohol or glycerin. Silicone and oil serums should only be applied to damp strands, otherwise they will exacerbate dryness.
One of the causes of hair breakage is inadequate or improper care after dyeing. Be patient, introduce a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant into your routine, use a good comb that detangles knots non-traumatically, and your hair will be strong and flexible again.