Can I dye my hair the same day I bleach it? How much time should I wait?

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What do you think? Is it a good idea to bleach and color your hair in the same day?  

If your answer was yes, then you missed it from a to z.

So, I would recommend that in hair matters, you shouldn’t let your intuitions guide you.

 

Because in reality, it’s not a good idea to bleach and color your hair in the same day.

At least, if you want your hair to not suffer colossal damage.

 

The time that you should wait to apply a new color to your hair is 15 days.

I’m guessing you have a scared face.

And one of frustration.

But this is pure truth if you are going to bleach and color your hair.

 

I know you’re probably thinking that in salons they do the two processes in the same day.

But there is a big difference between them and you.

They are professionals.

 

They study for years to know everything about color theory.

And they also use an infinite amount of products to reduce the damage done by the chemical processes like bleaching and coloring.

 

Now, if you still think that nothing bad can happen if you do everything in the same day, keep reading, because I’ll tell you:

  • The unpleasant experience of my cousin Viviana when she bleached and colored her hair on the same day. Her experience, honestly, I don’t wish on my worst enemy.
  • Also, I will tell you what results I got after bleaching and waiting for fifteen days to apply the color to my hair.
  • And if that’s not enough, I will teach you some simple tricks to prepare your hair to apply the color

 

Are you ready?

Then, put down your brush for a second and pay close attention.

 

 

This is what happens when you rush the times when coloring your hair

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Viviana, my cousin, was always an impatient person.

Since we were small, she couldn’t control her anxiety.

When she decided to bleach her hair, she did it think that after she would dye it lavender.

Those lilac colors that you see on some Hollywood stars and that seems so easy to get.

 

 So, she bleached her hair, and true to her style, she didn’t even wait two minutes to apply the color.  

She didn’t worry about how her hair was after it had been exposed to the chemicals used in the bleaching process.

As if she were running a race for first place, she applied the color.

Forty minutes later, her cries were uncontrollable.

But, what the hell happened?

 

Her hair couldn’t take it.

 In the same moment, while she dried her hair with a hair dryer, she saw a ton of hair fall to her feet as if it were simply giving up when faced with the damage that had been done. 

When she finished drying it, and she touched it, it was like touching a pile of straw.

Dry, without life, without movement, without shine.

But her problems didn’t stop there.

 

The color was a true disaster.

Not lavender.

Not lilac.

A scary, furious pink color that dazzled.

She looked in the mirror and she couldn’t stop crying.

What had happened with Viviana’s hair?

 

Viviana had paid a high price for her impatience.

First, she didn’t carefully look over the state of her hair after bleaching.

It was dry, damaged, and broke off easily before applying the color.

And that’s why the only thing the chemical products in the dye did was weaken the hair even more.

 

Another thing was the bleaching opened the cuticles of the hair, which makes it easier to get rid of the natural pigment.

But having opened them and not sealed them, the new color absorbed faster, which gave the effect of a completely different tone.

Five months later …

 

 Vivana is still suffering from the devastating results of bleaching and coloring her hair in the same day. 

She never got the lilac she wanted.

And her hair still looks horrible.

 

Now, every fifteen days, she has to go to a salon so that they can do a nourishing hair treatment to hydrate her hair.

She spends a fortune on the products that they apply.

And she had to give up twenty centimeters of her extremely long hair.

This brings me to the conclusion that in certain occasions, patience can be bitter, but its fruits are sweet.

And because Rome wasn’t built in a day…

Now, I will tell you the advantages of waiting 15 days between bleaching and applying the color to your hair.

 

Why it is best to wait fifteen days between bleaching and coloring

After seeing the results of impatience in my cousin Viviana, I didn’t want to go through the same experience.

So, I bleached my hair.

And I waited fifteen days to apply the color.

Do you want to know how I prepared my hair for coloring and received the least amount of damage possible?

 

Don’t be impatient.

I’ll tell you.

But first, let me tell you the results that I had.

 

First off, even though after bleaching my hair lost moisture, the hair fibers didn’t suffer much damage.

I didn’t notice massive hair loss when I bathed myself nor when I brushed my hair.

 

On the other hand, since I specially cared for my hair during those fifteen days, I didn’t need to trim my ends more than two centimeters.

And lastly, the new tone that I got was exactly what I wanted.

A beautiful chocolate tone that my boyfriend looked tempted to eat on more than one occasion.

Well.

That’s an exaggeration. I know.

But honestly, I loved the chocolate tone that I got.

Like I said before, patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet.

In my case, that’s how it was.

 

How to prepare you hair between bleaching and applying the color

First and foremost, never dye recently washed hair.

Because the scalp produces natural oils that act as barriers against the aggression of the chemicals in the dye.

So, you shouldn’t wash your hair at least two days before applying the color.

 

And now, I will share some easy ideas so that your hair is in the best condition for applying the dye.

 

  • Every three days, do a coconut oil treatment.

Simply melt the coconut oil and apply a few drops on the tips of your fingers. Distribute it evenly on the roots, strands, and ends of your hair, massaging it in softly.

After, wrap your hair in a shower cap and let it sit for twenty minutes.

Wash your hair and rinse.

 

  • Use sulfate-free shampoos.

Today, there are a variety of types of shampoos free of detergents and parabens, which are ultimately what is drying out your hair.

 

  • Use a natural mask before dyeing.

Since I was punishing my hair with bleaching, I applied a mixture of jojoba oil before coloring.

Yes, just as you read it.

I applied it before the color and I didn’t wash it out.

Jojoba oil prevents the pigments of the dye from acting in the cuticles of the hair, which is where the color is deposited.

 

To prepare the mask, simply mix three tablespoons of your usual conditioner with a half a tablespoon of jojoba oil.

Apply the mixture to your hair, distributing it from the roots to the tips.

Apply the color without rinsing out the mask.

 

Conclusions

Know you can make an educated decision.

Do you want to keep your hair healthy and in its place?

 Then wait fifteen days between bleaching and applying the color. 

 

Do you want to become a part of the statistic of those that ruined their hair from bleaching and coloring their hair in the same day?

I can’t stop you, but just in case, reread what I said about Viviana’s experience.

Like the saying goes, “He who listens to advice, lives a long life.

To which I would add, “He who listens to advice, lives a long life and doesn’t lose their hair.

 

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