Like many others, I get total hair envy. So when Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez both went blonde, I decided I had to try it for myself. However, what the celebrities don’t tell you is how much upkeep goes into dying your hair. Between the color fading and your locks drying out, the process can be a hassle, but it is manageable. Here are some tips on how to take care of your hair after dying it.
1. Coconut Oil
After bleaching your hair, it may feel dry and brittle. To get your hair feeling soft and silky again, coconut oil can go a long way. Put some coconut oil on your hair for 30 minutes to an hour before washing it off in the shower. This will not only hydrate your hair, but also reduce frizz and make your hair look more sleek and soft.
2. Deep Conditioners
Applying a deep conditioner to your hair can also help combat the dryness. My favorite is the Shea Moisture Rehydration Treatment Masque and other fan favorites are the It’s a 10 Silk Express Miracle Hair Mask and the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Treatment Masque. You can do these at home and they usually take less than 15 minutes.
Olaplex is a 3-step treatment to repair damaged hair and prevent further breakage. The first and second steps of the treatment are done in a salon while the third can be done at home. First, the treatment repairs broken bonds in your hair, and then it focuses on making hair strong and shiny. The final step at home helps maintain continuous protection.
4. Purple Shampoo and Conditioner
To prevent your color from going brassy, investing in some purple shampoo and conditioner is a must. Apply purple shampoo in the shower and let it sit on your hair for 3 to 5 minutes. Follow it with a purple conditioner for 3 to 5 minutes as well.
Going back to the salon for toning is also an important step in maintaining your preferred color. With every wash your hair is losing color, so it should be touched up every so often. Many recommend going every 2 to 4 months.
6. Skip the Heat
Bleaching your hair can already damage your hair a lot, so using heat to style your hair can make it worse. Try to avoid using heat to style your hair as much as you can until your hair is restored. If you do have to use heat, be sure to use heat protection.