How to bring your hair back to life after bleaching!

How to bring your hair back to life after bleaching

Bleached hair can look great – bright and beautiful, highlighted and natural. However as with any hair treatment there is a risk that the chemicals involved can damage hair fibers. Bleaching is known as especially harsh on hair and as such requires a bit of tender loving care, once done. Knowing how to get shiny hair after bleaching is absolutely vital if you are going to take the plunge so here are my top tips on how to do exactly that.

Get shine back

Lackluster hair is a real risk when you bleach, but happily there are a few good techniques to deal with this problem. If you are wondering how to get shiny hair after bleaching start with some deep conditioning treatments. These are usually thick conditioners designed to be applied to the hair from root to tip after shampooing while still in the shower. Leave on for at least 3 to 5 minutes (some people swear by leaving it in much longer), then rinse thoroughly. Doing this two or three times a week for a month or so after you bleach your hair should really return the shine.

Avoid too much heat

If your hair is fragile after being dyed try to avoid anything that is likely to cause further breakage. Heated styling tongs and straighteners tend to make the hair dry and brittle, which is exactly what you don’t need when it’s been bleached. Look to non-heat based styling techniques and learn to embrace a natural dry.

Wash less frequently

Likewise washing hair too often can strip it of its natural oils and these are exactly what you need to restore the shine. Try not to wash your hair every day and use gentle shampoos (such as baby formulas) to prevent any damage.

Use products designed for bleached hair

There are a lot of good products on the market designed specifically for hair that has been bleached. These are made with formulas that take into account the chemicals used during a bleaching session and help to restore the hair’s natural balance. If in doubt, ask your stylist for some recommendations.

Try purple shampoo

Although it may sound strange a lot of people find purple shampoo great for bringing out the best in bleached hair. Due to the light reflections from purple hues, adding a slight lavender hint to your blonde hair can help prevent brassy tones.

These are my top tips on how to take care of bleached hair. With a bit of thoughtful TLC you’ll be able to enjoy long-term beautiful dyed locks without sacrificing on the shine!

Cheers, Victoria! kiss
Beauty Blogger from Vancouver, Canada

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2 thoughts on “How to bring your hair back to life after bleaching!

  1. Oh and for living Proof they have a a few products in their purple moisturizing line that are fantastic. There moisturizing shampooo and Conditioner work wonders, even in small bottles. Use them for a month or two you’ll notice a huge difference, along with their moisturizing leave in Conditioner and heat protectant spray. If you were to choose one from Living Proof, I’d go with the leave in Conditioner and heat protectant.


  2. Awesome post! I go for blond highlights but have only done the Marilyn Monroe blond. Couple of times, I hated how the roots grew out so fast.

    My personal recommendations are lush products and/or Living Proof one’s. Lush has their Daddy-O blond shampoo at its really the best purple shampoo ever. Also, on top of that Iwould pick out a shampoo and conditioner Edie ially tgat are moisturizing. Bedhead has different lines of Shampoo/Conditioner sets for damages hair, the dark green or red kind or both excelle to restore damaged hair, make it more shiny and healthy. Also at Lush, the Marilyn hair mask put on dry hair, about 4 uses with hair past your shoulders a couple inches, both keeps your blond bright but moisturizer it well.
    Just my experience with this for other readers. Great advice 🙂


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