I was one of those that thought, “that’s never going to happen to me.”
I thought that the things that I read on some webpages were just exaggerations, so that in the end, we would all end up coloring our hair at a beauty salon.
But I was wrong.
I was extremely wrong.
I was wrong and my hair paid for the mistake.
Actually, my health paid for the mistake.
Do you want to know if you can color your hair twice on the same day?
The answer is a resounding
If you think that it’s pure exaggerations, then allow me to tell you my experience.
But really read it, clearing your mind and putting aside the impatience and the idea that only your fierce will can solve all problems.
After reading everything that I’m going to tell you, you will have two paths:
- Risk living a traumatic experience like what I lived when I dyed my hair twice in the same day
- Or wait at least two weeks to color your hair again.
The decision is yours.
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Why it can be dangerous to dye your hair twice in the same day
I had brown hair.
I decided that since it was summer, it would be a good time to lighten my hair a tone or two.
I was going to go to the beach for a few days and I thought that thanks to the effects of the sun and the sea water, I would end up with blonde like a surfer chick.
Such misguided expectations!
I bought a kit, guiding myself with the photo of the model.
I followed the whole process just as the sacred instructions said.
When I washed my hair and dried it with the hair dryer, my nightmare started deep in the night.
My hair looked different tones.
It was as if someone had grabbed a paintbrush like the ones that kids use in high school and had simply painted a few chunks of hair.
When I shook off the shock and that situation that leaves you reactionless, petrified like a statue, a lightbulb went off.
I would dye my hair.
I ran to the pharmacy and I bought another coloring kit.
This time, I didn’t want to risk having lighter tones, so I decided to go for chocolate.
Once again, I followed the instructions that come in the kit.
Even more so
I carefully read each step two times so I wouldn’t mess it up.
Ten minutes. Twenty minutes. Thirty minutes.
I ran to rinse.
My heart was pounding like a runaway horse.
When I dried my hair with the hair with the hair dryer, a smile appeared on my face.
The color looked pretty good.
But after two days, I started to notice terrible hair loss.
Not just when I combed my hair or when I bathed.Also, when I woke up I could see a ton of hair on my pillow.
After five days, when I was already alarmed by the hair loss, I noticed white spots on my scalp.
Oh my God!
That’s when I really started to panic.
I noticed that my scalp burned all the time.
And the cherry on top, I had a fever.
For moments, I felt feverish.
So, I decided to seek help.
My aunt is a dermatologist, so I called her and asked if I could visit her because something was on my scalp and it wasn’t going well.
When she checked me over, her face made me feel alarmed.
She looked worried.
That’s when she told me.
I had burns on my scalp that had affected the hair follicles due to the two colorings that I had done on the same day.
That’s what caused the hair loss, irritation to my scalp and the white spots on my scalp.
That’s what caused the fever.
My aunt explained that my scalp was irritated, a product of having exposed it to the chemical products in the dye.
On top of that, I had done it twice in one day.
That’s too much aggression for the scalp, not just mine, but for any person.
When the scalp is irritated, it gets inflamed, because the cells that it’s made up of are defending themselves.
You shouldn’t forget that the scalp is nothing more and nothing less than skin.
When the scalp gets irritated, the skin becomes finer and more fragile and that’s why it falls out.
The scalp loses nutrients, which causes the white spots.
The fever was because I had scratched so much that I had injured my scalp and some parts had become infected.
Do you want to know how I solved this problem in which I was stuck in?
Thanks to the treatment that my aunt recommended to me.
If your scalp is sensitive due to the abuse of dyes, I recommend that you do this
The good news from this story is that I didn’t end up bald.
She prescribed me an antibiotic to fight off the infection in my scalp.
And also, she made me swear that for six months, I would stay away from hair dyes.
After, she gave me a recipe for a natural, homemade mask to heal my damaged scalp.
Mask to calm scalp irritation
- Two tablespoons of honey
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- ½ smashed avocado
Preparation and application:
Mix all of the ingredients until you get a creamy consistency.
Apply it to the scalp with smooth movements and let it sit for twenty minutes.
After, rinse with the coldest water you can handle.
Honey is an excellent antiseptic and avocado and olive oil are natural nutrients for repairing the dermis of the scalp.
But there’s more.
3 easy tricks to repair your scalp damaged from hair dye abuse
My aunt also gave me these simple tips and tricks to keep healing my scalp.
- Drink a lot of liquids
It doesn’t matter if it is water or natural juice or smoothies.
The important thing is to nourish the organism and don’t forget that the scalp is skin.
- Rinse your hair really well every time you wash your hair
And if it’s with cold water, even better.
If you rinse your hair well, you eliminate all the residues that weaken the hair follicles and avoid the growth of new hair.
- Use shampoo for irritated or sensitive scalps
Generally, this type of shampoo has calming ingredients, free of sulfates and parabens with few colorants and fragrances.
If you are thinking about dyeing your hair twice in the same day, don’t make the same mistake as me.
Don’t do it.
I didn’t have anyone who could tell me how bad it would end up.
But as always, the decision is yours.
One last piece of advice.If you want to correct anything bad that happened with hair dye that you just applied to your hair, consult a colorist first.
This will prevent you from ending up in a dermatologist’s office.
Today, I got back the health of my scalp.
But I paid a high price.
I hope that you don’t commit the same mistake that I did.
And now, tell me. Have you ever had a bad experience dyeing your hair?