Are you looking for a change in your look? Bleaching your hair on the first day can give a great look, tempting you to go for another round the next day to make your hair lighter. Bleaching your two days consecutively is not a good idea at all. Did you know that bleaching the hair even once is harmful?
We advise that you do not bleach your hair twice a day or even on the next day. Bleaching is extremely harmful to your hair, causing every strand to frizz, dry, and break. Bleaching two times a day will destroy the health of your hair. Your hair will start falling and will not give you back the glazy look you had before.
What Happens When You Bleach Your Hair The Same Day?
The natural color you have in your hair is because of the melanin pigment. The shades are produced due to two colors the pheomelanin and eumelanin. Different shades of color of hair appear because of different combinations of pigment.
Due to bleaching, there is a total loss of melanin, making the hair gray or white. The artificial colors do not add pigment to the hair, but open the shaft of the hair, break the natural pigment of the hair and insert the new molecules. The cuticle opens and the hair becomes porous and soft.
Bleach enters the shaft of the hair. It then reacts with the stable pigment of the hair, breaks them and runs off the natural color when washed. The chemicals of the bleach also break the fatty acids, making them weak. As a result, the elasticity and porosity of the hair are lost.
A single round of bleach affects the hair, bleaching twice will damage the hair. Although the hair might need several bleaches to the right shade, bleaching your hair twice a week is not absolutely right.
The Side Effects Of Bleaching
You may be going to the best salon to get your hair bleached or taking the utmost care to get it done by yourself thinking there will not be any side effects. The chemical in the bleach is so aggressive that it will leave a mark even if you bleach the very first time around. You should note a few side effects before you decide to bleach your hair.
The scalp that holds your hair is very sensitive. Bleach contains strong chemicals that can give an itchy feeling and burn your scalp. If you feel itchy or burn feeling at the start of the application, it would be wise to rinse off. it also turns your hair frizzy, coarse, and dry. Apply coconut oil to regain although your hair may not get back to the same luster.
The Color May Not be Right
When you use bleach, make sure you mix the ingredients in the right proportion. Otherwise, your hair will not give you the look you wanted. You do not want discolored and damaged hair. Bleaching twice the same day would make the hair fall off in clumps.
How Long Should You Wait After The First Bleach?
Bleaching your hair too often is not at all good. Not only will you have damaged hair, but your hair will also start falling. If you desire to get a lighter shade, you may wait for 3 weeks. The cuticle of your hair should heal before applying the second time.
How Long Should You Hold Before Bleaching Your Hair Again?
Over processing the hair is not at all good for the hair. Bleaching twice in one day causes the hair to lose texture and breaks easily. You may want the hair to be lighter than the color after bleaching the first time but should wait at least 4 weeks to allow the cuticle to recover. To alleviate your hair to the platinum status, you have to take care of your hair with conditioner after bleaching the next time.
Toning to a light color takes quite some time. With stop and go, the color will turn to a beautiful blonde. One week of waiting would be a rush, two weeks may be the best and waiting three weeks would be ideal. Therefore, it is better to wait before you go to the colorist at the right time intervals.
How Can You Protect Your Hair From Damage From Bleaching?
The best way to keep your hair healthy and natural is never to bleach or bleach as little as possible. The damage of bleach occurs cumulatively and permanently. Every time you bleach, the quality of your hair will become worse condition than before. The longer you keep the bleach, the more is the intensity of the damage. It is also better to avoid brushing and harsh shampooing of bleached hair.
These are some ways of restoring the damage due to bleaching.
- Combine treatment to suit the kind of damage
- Treatment with Keratin
- Treatment with mayonnaise
- Application of protection agent before bleaching
- Use the appropriate shampoo.
- Dep conditioning with avocado
- Massage the scalp with butter
- Add a mixture of an egg and shampoo
- Use the banana pulp to massage scalp and damaged hair
- Use coconut oil regularly
Bleaching Hair On Your Own
Before bleaching your hair, apply coconut oil the previous night. Soaking the hair in coconut oil overnight, moisturizes the hair and reduces the damage due to bleach. For bleaching, you need to have some of the hair products mentioned below.
- Disposable gloves
- Glass bowl & soft brush
- Developer and lightener
- Shampoo with no Sulfate
- Deep conditioner
- Purple shampoo & conditioner
- Plastic caps
- Combs- large-tooth and another rat-tail
- One dicarded t-shirt
Steps in bleaching
To avoid spoiling your clothes with bleach, wear the discarded t-shirt and disposable gloves. Prepare your hair by parting it into small portions.
Combine the lightener and the developer. Apply the bleach mixture on the hair partings beginning from the backside of the head. Move forward as you apply a little at a time. Leave one inch away from the roots, Apply evenly on the surface of the hair. Cover the head and hair with a shower cap.
Let it stand for about 20 minutes. Open partitions of hair and apply the mixture to the roots. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes
Shampoo your hair with the sulfate-free shampoo and apply hydrating conditioner. Do not use hot water, tepid water is fine.
Let the hair dry. Add toner to achieve the color of the hair to the desired brightness. If the color is brassy, apply purple shampoo & conditioner. You may get suggestions from your hairdresser on the best shampoo and toner to receive the best result. Wait for 2 to 3 weeks to bleach the second time. Keep on having nutritious food as food healthy food keeps the hair healthy.
Hair Care After Bleaching
You need to tend your hair after bleaching no matter how well you bleach. Bleaching damage can be depressing as hair fall will ruin the style of your hair.
Follow some steps of post-care.
- It is better that you do not use shampoo in the week after bleaching. You may however use a conditioner to stop split ends. Choose a shampoo that does not contain sulfates such as sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS. The sulfate further ruins the hair.
- Use hydrating shampoo that will not remove the coconut oil but cleanse the hair. Use your hands gently and not scrub vigorously. After applying shampoo, pat dries the hair with a soft cloth.
- Use a deep conditioner that will restore every strand of your hair. Conditioners make the hair rich, restore the cuticles, and make your hair beautiful and shiny.
The desire to change the color of your hair to give a blonde look is not a difficult task. Although bleach damages the hair, precautionary measures and the use of safe ingredients will help reduce the damage.
As always, hair care is of foremost importance before bleaching and post bleaching. With the above tips, you can enjoy the beauty of bleaching your hair perfectly. Good luck with your beauty venture!