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#1 erindiv

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  ohmy.gif  Does it get more and more crinkly and horrid each time?

Any advice appreciated, thanks!

#2 Zolly

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


#3 ChunkyChook

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I used Edward Beale purple shampoo and conditioner for mine.

#4 erindiv

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 Tounge1.gif

#5 heffalumpsnwoozles

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.

#6 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Coconut oil hot oil treatments weekly. Amaze balls.

#7 purplekitty

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.

#8 erindiv

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 sick.gif

#9 purplekitty

Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Exquisite Oil doesn't.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

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.

#11 Butterflyferal

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.  unsure.gif

#12 Squidley

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.

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