- To grow out your bleached hair gracefully, try to nourish and moisturize it frequently.
- I also recommend packing away your straighteners, curling irons, and blowdryers to reduce heat damage. Also, avoid trimming your bangs during the first month after bleaching.
- As soon as the unwanted roots start to grow, go for a neat look. Make an appointment at the salon to grow your hair neater and gracefully.
- Later on, around six months later, you should opt for a color stripping or balayage to even out the color.
- To keep your hair growing out gracefully after bleaching, I recommend toning your color to pull out the brassy undertones every month. Also, trim your ends every two months. Of course, you should deeply nourish your hair with deep conditioning treatments such as keratin or hair botox.
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Have you bleached your hair, and it looks ungraceful and dull?
Or maybe it’s puffy and coarse?
You’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I’ll give you a month-by-month plan of action on what to do after bleaching your hair to grow it out in the best way.
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IN DETAIL: Action plan to grow out your bleached hair gracefully
First month: deep nourishment
You should know that bleaching is one of the most aggressive hair jobs because it causes damage and breakage.
If your hair is wavy or curly, probably the first thing you’ll notice is looser waves as a result of dehydration.
Alternatively, if your hair is straight, it becomes coarse after bleaching. It’s hard to comb and tangles at the ends.
The big secret is to deeply nourish and moisturize it frequently, once or twice a week.
Other styling tips for this first month
- Deeply nourishing masks and ampoules are welcome at this stage. Moisturizing products help restore the body to your hair.
- Wash your hair with a ph-balanced shampoo. Towel dry it, apply the mask, and let in for at least fifteen minutes. Rinse with the coldest water you can resist.
- The cold water will close the cuticles of your hair, remove the excess product, and hold the nutrients.
- Don’t rub your hair with a towel to avoid tangling.
- Cut back on the hot tools such as dryers, flat irons, and hair straighteners to reduce damage. Constant use of hot tools will pull out your hair’s natural oils, and that’s when breakage can happen.
- If you can’t avoid flat irons or curling irons, try to use heat protectants and a few drops of oil or silicone to seal the ends.
- Don’t get bangs in this first stage. If your hair is coarse, bangs will become even more unmanageable.
Second and third month: options for dealing with root growth
This stage begins with the appearance of the hated roots, which are usually dark. Here’s my advice.
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- Evaluate the condition of your hair to make an appointment at your salon.
- Try not to grow your roots more than an inch or two. The longer they grow, the harder it’ll be to match the color.
- If you decide not to bleach it again and let the bleached part fade towards the ends, you can tone all your hair to blend the color.
If your bleached hair is very light, dark golden tones will be suitable, to neutralize unwanted yellows. They’ll help restore a buttery pastel color that looks so elegant.
Fourth and fifth month: it’s time to trim the ends a bit
- At this time, it would be appropriate to trim the ends to ease detangling and avoid pulling.
If your hair tangles easily, combing will break it and turn it frizzy. A two-centimeter trim at the ends will prevent breakage and help it look healthy.
- Keep trying to avoid blow dryers and flat irons as much as possible.
Sixth month: options to blend your bleached hair color
- If you’ve been touching up the roots, you may have an uneven color in certain areas.
In this case, a color stripping will gradually blend your color to transition to your natural hair as it grows.
- If you haven’t bleached again, your grunge, rooted look may not please you.
- Whichever path you decide to take, you’ll probably have bleached your hair again. In that case, intensive moisturizing and nourishing care will help your hair regain its body and health.
Seventh month onwards: continue caring for your bleached hair
- After seven months, your bleached hair will have grown and will sport a very healthy look.
If you’ve been hydrating and nourishing it, you may be able to use a hair-dryer and flat iron more regularly with a heat protectant. Still, try to limit heat tools.
- You can also help your hair with more intense nourishment treatments like keratin, hair botox, or masks because the internal structure of the hair will be healthy and withstand the intense heat.
- Keep toning down your hair to blend the color monthly.
- Every six months, ask for hair stripping or hair gloss to even out the bleach level.
- Trim your ends every two months while your bleached hair grows out to keep a healthy and graceful look.
With the help of a professional hairdresser, your bleached hair will always look amazing
As I usually tell you, you don’t need to do all this on your own.
Bleaching is aggressive for your hair. It’s a very risky job that involves a lot of attention and care to control the exposure times. It’s hard to do on your own.
The healthiest and most sensible thing to do is to make an appointment at your beauty salon and trust the hands of professionals to look always your best.
Go for it!