Bleached Hair: What You Need To Do To Nurse It Back To Health

Find out how to care for your bleached hair and save it from damage!

Filipino women have started making bold hairstyle choices in the past years and won’t be left behind when it comes to hair trends, especially with hair colors that seem to get funkier and crazier every year. There was the rose gold hair trend, pastel, rainbow, and even galaxy-inspired shades. Talk about out of this world! But the thing is, brunettes can’t just color their hair all these beautiful bright colors without bleaching first. And bleaching, well it’s not exactly kind to our hair. Bleached hair is fragile and is usually dry, brittle, and basically damaged.

This coloring technique raises your hair’s cuticle, allowing the harsh chemicals to fully penetrate and making strands porous that they’re unable to hold moisture. With all the damaging factors bleached hair is bombarded with, it requires extra care, attention, and nourishment than natural locks. Read on to find out everything you need to restore your hair’s health.

bleached hair
Use shampoo that’s specifically formulated for colored/bleached hair. Credit: iStock

1. Products specially formulated for colored hair

Two things. Products that are designed specifically for colored hair help repair your damaged locks and protect your hair color from fading. Bleached hair has different requirements from natural locks because it has just gone through major stress, so you have to be particular with products and choose ones that give your tresses exactly what they need.

Editor’s tip: For blonde and bleached hair, we highly recommend TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner. This duo has purple formula that helps neutralize brassy tones, so your blonde hair stays beautiful for long. It also has jojoba oil to keep your colored hair moisturized. 

2. Hair repair shampoo and conditioner 

deep condition your bleached hair weekly
Switch to hair repair shampoo and conditioner or your bleached hair. Credit: iStock

Restore moisture on your hair and help it recover from the damaging effects of bleaching with products that deeply nourish and repair. Try TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner. This salon-quality system repairs up to two years’ worth of damage in just five uses by helping reinforce hair’s natural protective barrier, restoring hair and protecting it against future damage.

3. Weekly deep conditioning treatment

Your bleached hair is extra dry and brittle so you need all the moisture you can get. Upgrade your hair care routine and add a deep conditioning treatment to your weekly hair habits. This would nourish and strengthen your tresses and help improve its elasticity.

For a truly intense treatment, try Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Treatment Crème. It has the benefits of three keratin products in one, thus taming frizz, repairing damage and reviving each strand from the inside, and restoring moisture to extremely dry hair.

4. Less heat

Long wavy hair: Asian woman with long black wavy hair wearing a shirt and cardigan against a pink wall outdoors
No styling tools? No problem! You can create chic waves using socks.

Your bleached hair is already damaged. It’s weak and fragile, and exposing it to high temperatures would damage it even more. Avoid styling with heat as much as you can and let it dry on its own. It would be great to learn heatless styling techniques like sock curls. A tousled ‘do is also in, so you can look on trend without having to use a curling iron.

If using heated tools is completely unavoidable, make sure you shield your strands with a heat protectant product like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. Don’t let your tools touch your hair without it!

5. Regular trims

trim your bleached hair regularly
Get regular trims. Credit: iStock

Don’t hold on to our dry damaged ends. Schedule a regular visit to the salon and get trims to get rid of split ends, tangles, and damage at the ends. This would make your hair look healthy and would also help your hair grow faster.

6. Moisturizing styling products

Styling products for bleached hair
Always have a leave-on cream and hair serum on your dresser to style your dry hair.

Aside from hair masks, it would also help a lot if you use styling products that moisturize as well. A hair serum like TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops can help reduce frizz while restoring your shine to your bleached hair. Meanwhile, applying Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream can help nourish your bleached hair and make it look healthy and fresh. Both products are worth having, so make sure you have them in your beauty arsenal.

7. Skip a wash

bleached hair: Girl is happily brushing her long straight hair
Brushing your hair is also a way of pampering it. Credit: Shutterstock

We always love to have soft and smooth hair everyday which is why we like to shampoo it every time we wash. However, this is not a good idea because it can only dry up your bleached hair. By skipping a wash, you are allowing your hair’s natural oil to moisturize the strands.

Editor’s tip: Aside from shampooing your hair, you should also use DOVE Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. Your bleached hair can greatly benefit from this product as it reconstructs your hair and repairs it from within. 

8. Use a microfiber towel

bleached hair: girl is towel-drying her hair
Drying hair with a microfiber towel is a good practice. Credit: Shutterstock

Instead of using a regular towel, show your hair some love by using a microfiber material that is gentler on your strands. Even as you rub it dry, it doesn’t cause too much friction which destroys your hair’s cuticle. You can thank us later.

9. Do a home hair spa

bleached hair: girl is applying cream on her hair with a blue applicator
Home hair spa tools are great for maintaining healthy hair. Credit: Shutterstock

You really don’t need to go to the salon to get a hair spa or keratin treatment. Thanks to the many hair products available in the market today, you can already reserve a hair pampering day every week, right in the comfort of your own home. Make sure you keep a stack of these products in your beauty arsenal so that you can do it anytime!

Editor’s tip: Look no further than Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Ultra Treatment Wrap for your keratin blowout at home. You get the same benefits of salon keratin treatment for a lot lower price. 

Nurse your bleached hair back to health by making sure you give it all the TLC it needs!

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