recently I've wanted do dye my hair pastel pink but my hair is brown so i would have to bleach it a lot. I don't want to ruin my hair. do you have any tips on how to keep my hair healthy?
Having healthy bleached hair will require some work, but it is all worth it in the end.
First of all, when bleaching your hair, you have to make sure you don’t completely fry your hair. Some damage is expected, just don’t over-do it and you should be fine (if you are doing it yourself, make sure you carefully read and follow the bleach instructions).
Second of all, hair treatments such as hair masks and oil treatments are necessary to keep up the health of hair. Now, not to alarm you, but after you bleach your hair it may feel very dry and kinda gross. This is normal, and many people don’t know that and end up hasty decisions to cut their hair off because of it. Your hair is just freaking out because of the chemicals, but will settle down in a couple of days, so I suggest that after bleaching and dying you wait 4-5 days before washing (to help hair calm down a bit and let the color lock in). then after that, use a good deep conditioning hair mask (I personally prefer the Ion Effective hair treatment, but its up to you) at least once a week (or you could go longer, its up to you!). And oil treatments will really help keep your hair hydrated and smooth, but it can strip the color out, so just be careful of that.
I also recommend washing your hair in cooler water for several reasons.
1) Hot water opens up the hair cuticles and can make hair look duller. Cooler water has the opposite effect, and will make it smooth and shiny!
2) Since hot water opens up the hair cuticles, it will also make the hair color itself fade and wash out faster, which wouldn’t be good if you’re going for pink hair.
3) Hot water has been known to cause heat damage to hair and can cause split ends (and we definitely don’t want that!!!!)
If you use heat styling products, try not to use the high heat settings (unless its necessary), and ALWAYS use a heat protector!
And lastly, probably the most important thing you can do, is trim your hair. Go through your hair and cut off any split ends you may find, and only cut off 1/8 inch, because an entire haircut isn’t really necessary. If you feel confident enough, do it yourself or have a parent or friend do it! Or if you want, you can also just go to a salon and get it done. its recommended that you get it trimmed once every 6-10 weeks, but really, its up to you, and it makes all the difference in the world!
Hope this helps, and Good luck!
Oo I just found your blog and it's amazingggg So I have medium skin on the paler side which you can barely see under acne scars :( blue eyes and dirty blonde hair. Uh I want a pastel hair but I don't know if I have the right skin but do you know what hair colour I should get Thad unnatural for when I go to college?xxx
Sorry for such a late reply, I hope I’m not too late (school has been my main priority for the last few weeks and has been taking all my time!). ANYWHOOOO, pastel hair would look amazing on you! I personally could not say which color to choose, as that is up to you! Go with your favorite color, or pick one that matches your wardrobe! Whatever you like, just make sure that you are going to be happy with it! thats the most important part!
I hope this helps, and sorry for such a late reply!