Jump to content
Care routine for bleached hair
11 replies to this topic
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:05 PM
I recently had a full head of foils done and will be continuing to do so every 6 weeks until my hair is light blonde - I'm a dark brunette naturally.
The first lot was done last week. My hairdresser (lucky to have a qualified hairdresser as a friend) warned me that it was going to feel very strange, very fine and dry and 'crunchy', in her words. I have found this to be true. It felt weird when I washed it at home, dry even when when IYKWIM.
I bought some Shwarzkopf shampoo, conditioner and treatment goo (sorry, don't know the technical word) for 'extremely damaged hair'. Can anyone recommend a better one, or have you found this to work well?
I have been combing carefully to stop breakage, but the frizzyness is bothering me. If I pick up an individual hair it's all kinked, not curly but wavey and crinkly. After a wash my hair it is hugely tangled and taes very gentle combing, which I do once it's dry. But then BOOOOF, it puffs out to, well, an afro.
So, in short, what is your care routine for your bleached hair? Products etc? My friend said I can still straighten it but I'm afraid of frying it. I also want to take extra care of it since it's going to be copping another bleach-beating in four more weeks. It's still very dark and she estimates at least another 5-6 sessions before it will be the colour I'm after Does it get more and more crinkly and horrid each time?
Any advice appreciated, thanks!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:21 PM
redken extra soft shampoo/conditioner. i find shwarzkopf very drying. and argan or moroccan oil for the ends and mid lengths. comb through conditioner to get the knots out in the shower.
i only ever blow dry occasionally or just do my fringe.
i would also recommend using a toner or blue shampoo once a week at least or your hair will go brassy and very yellow instead of a nice blonde colour. theres a good one in the home colour section of coles thats strong and lasts well or a silver toner.
hope this helps
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:25 PM
I used Edward Beale purple shampoo and conditioner for mine.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:28 PM
She told me not to use the purple shampoo because when she put an ash toner in my hair it went bright blue, so apparently the purple shampoo will turn my hair purple
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:57 PM
I use whatever shampoo I feel like (I do use a purple one once a week though) and Paul Mitchell Detangler for conditioning. After washing, I towel dry and scrunch in some Sebastian Potion 9, then brush and leave to dry. I can definitely tell a difference if I don't put the treatment in, and it looks awful if I let it dry without brushing.
Get a Tangle Teazer for brushing, it makes a world of difference with the frizz.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:03 PM
Coconut oil hot oil treatments weekly. Amaze balls.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:36 PM
Matrix Exquisite Oil.
It is the best of all the hairdressers products I have used over the years.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:12 PM
I'm limited to Coles and Hairhouse Warehouse around here but I'll make a list and see what I can find.
Do any of those oil treatments make your hair oily? I put some leave-in conditioner in it last week and it looked greasy and disgusting so I had to wash it out. It looked like I hadn't showered for a week
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:13 PM
Coconut oil doesn't but my hair is thick, dry and coarse so not prone to oiliness anyway. Just make sure you rinse it out well.
Edited by Sunnycat, 31 January 2013 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:30 PM
I have bleach foils done every 6 weeks and have done for years.
I have stopped washing my hair as often. It took a while to "train" my hair to stop getting greasy and yuck but now I can go 5-7 days without a wash before anyone can notice. I don't do anything else treatment wise but I do use a purple shampoo every second time I wash. OP you may not have hair that has a lot of gold undertone so may not need this as much (if at all). The only leave in conditioner I use is a heat one when I straighten, which I do regularly.
I have quite long, very thick hair that can sometimes get a bit dry but I think if I didn't follow the above routine it would have all broken off by now.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:49 PM
Most of the time i need toning products. I use Juuce Kool Blonde products including the leave in conditioner. When i dont need to tone i use Matrix Aqua immersion cream mask. I used to use Schwartzkof blond me.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
We love to see the cool creations kids build when they play with LEGO DUPLO. Enter and share a picture of your childs creation for a chance to WIN 1 of 10 LEGO DUPLO prize packs worth over $100 each.
A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.
Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.
It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.
If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.
When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.
Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
A Canadian woman who had declined to have her children immunised against pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has changed her position now that all seven of her children have come down with the disease.
New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.
Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.
When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.
A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.
Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.
If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.
Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.
In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
Top 5 Articles
Travelling with kids requires a whole other set of skills - ones that I have learned through (sometimes unfortunate) trial and error.
I’m not expecting you to be as calm as you might be right now. What I mean is that if your panic levels are through the roof during a stressful situation, let’s bring them down to just under the ceiling.
A toddler was taken to hospital after a waitress served her sangria instead of cranberry juice at a US restaurant.
Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?
For some people, this certificate will offer a sense of validation that their child was acknowledged as being here and now gone, and will help them with life post-loss.
'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.
There's one simple switch that could save you hundreds of dollars a year in private health insurance.
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.
Pete Evans' paleo cookbook for kids caused a storm, but there are plenty of other unsafe food trends for babies and toddlers.
Modern medicine could not save 19-year-old Sophie Burgess who died 48 hours after giving birth to twins in the UK.
Once upon a time, I was a fan of job interviews. That all changed after I'd switched careers, had a baby and decided to spend the first year at home with her.
Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.
A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.
Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.
Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.
There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.
If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.
Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
SIGN UP NOW!
Receive a daily email from Essential Baby for just the month of April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.