My hair fell out from bleach, will it grow back?

brush full of bleached hairs

  • Did your hair fall out from bleaching it? I have some good news and some bad news for you.
  • The good news is that YOUR HAIR WILL GROW BACK. Yes, it will grow back.
  • The bad news is that your hair is not going to magically come back one day to the next. You’re going to have to be patient and incorporate new hair care habits into your routine to help your hair grow. Are you ready to make your hair grow back?


Here I’ll tell you 3 essential tips for how to make your hair grow back after bleach

And here are 6 habits you should change so your bleached hair grows back healthily


Did you notice that all of a sudden after bleaching your hair, more of your hair is falling out than normal?


Well, it’s okay, don’t worry.

You should know that bleaching your hair is one of the most aggressive processes you can do to it, even though, at the same time, it’s often an inevitable part of making a big change to your hair.

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The problem that you’re facing has to do with the fact that some people’s hair takes the consequences of aggressive treatments, like bleaching it, worse than other people’s.

These chemicals, besides damaging your hair, weaken it and in some cases, cause it to fall out, like the problem that brought you here today. Hair falls out because the fiber thins and ends up dehydrated. That makes your hair fragile and prone to breaking after bleaching it.


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So, what you need to do  to help make your hair grow is replace the lost lipids and water in your hair. 

Perhaps today that feels like an unattainable goal, but from my experience, I can guarantee you that your hair will recuperate quickly, that’s for sure!

Your hair needs you to give it some help to grow, so you need to put forth your best effort in caring for it and turning around the situation.


Three fundamental tips for making your hair grow again after bleaching it

Tip 1: Get a haircut

while hair goes back to normal

If you want to get back the hair you’ve lost after bleaching it, the first thing I’d advise is to cut your hair a bit. Are you thinking of making another big change to your look?


Well, this is the time to do it. Now, on the other hand, if you like your hair’s length and you don’t want to shorten it, you can just trim the ends. That won’t change your style, and your hair will thank you for it.

 A haircut, even just a small one, will help heal the ends,  you’ll be able to get back your hair’s softness and it will be stronger.


Tip 2: Do treatments in the salon or at home

hairdresser covering highlights with dye

Like I told you before, bleached hair gets dehydrated and needs to regain its moisture to be able to return to the strength and elasticity it had before bleaching it.

I’ll give you an example: Imagine you’re extremely thirsty and you aren’t able to drink any water. What do you think would happen to your body?

At first, it would weaken and then worse things would start to happen. In order to avoid your body weakening, you simply need to drink water.


The same thing is happening to your hair right now.  Your hair needs to “drink” water (hydrate) and in order to do that you should go to the salon or do a treatment at home. 

One of the advantages of going to a salon is that the hair products they use there are professional, and as such, they’re very concentrated. But, to be honest with you, the disadvantage is that some of the treatments can be very expensive.


If you can’t keep a routine of going to the salon to do the treatments you need for your hair to grow back from bleaching it, then you might be able to invest in your own kit of hair products.

Right now, you need  the products that you use on your hair to be high quality. 

Buy professional products from stores that specialize in hair care: shampoo, condition and use a mask once a week, too.


Tip 3: How do you brush your hair right after bleaching it?

weak hair from bleaching brush

Your hair is weak and you know it because your brush is full of hair. Although it’s necessary to brush your hair to activate your blood flow and stimulate hair growth, there are ways to do it to ensure your hair doesn’t keep falling out.


  • In the early days of recuperating your hair’s strength after bleaching it, you’re going to brush your hair in the shower right after using conditioner.

You should start brushing from the bottom up and be careful not to pull your hair. It will help if you use a wide-tooth comb. After brushing in the shower, you’ll see that your hair is easier to deal with.


  • Once you’re out of the shower, you can gently comb your hair. Remember that everything depends on how you treat your hair.


  • Avoid using any kind of heated styling tool.
 You’re not allowed to use a hair dryer and definitely not a straightener or curler until you start to see the signs that your hair is beginning to recuperate,  because direct heat will dehydrate your thirsty hair even more and make the situation even worse, which is the last thing you need.


  • After a few weeks, you’ll start to notice that your hair falls out less and your bleached hair is gaining strength.

Then you’ll be able to go back to using your hair dryer on low heat and always with a heat protectant product. This will protect your hair from the dehydration that the hair dryer or straightener would otherwise cause it.


Your hair has an incredible ability to recuperate, and I say that from experience, but it’s not something that will happen on its own. You need to do the very best you can.

Now I’m going to tell you the six habits you should change to help get back hair that has fallen out from bleaching it and to stop this from continuing to happen.


6 habits you should change so your hair grows healthier

diet to recover bleached hair


  • Life’s day-to-day stress and bleach make the perfect combination for hair loss.  I know it’s hard, but try to avoid stress as much as possible. Go out for a walk or do something you enjoy to reduce it. 


  • Don’t pull your hair back with tight hair elastics because they can mark and break your hair, thus causing it to fall out even more. Cloth ponytail holders won’t hurt your hair.


  • Washing your hair every day doesn’t cause your hair to fall out, but you should know that aggressive products hurt your hair fiber.
 At this stage, you need to heal your hair that’s falling out from bleach, so wash your hair every other day at most.  Your hair is fragile and you need to take care of it so it doesn’t keep falling out.


  • Avoid using any chemical products on it: keratin or dye with ammonia. If you need to dye your hair to touch up your color, it’s best to choose semi-permanent or vegetable dyes or hair color rinses.


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  • Incorporate these habits into your life to take care of your hair and keep them up over time. You need to take care of your hair just like you do your body and skin.


Like I told you before, your hair has an immense capacity to recuperate after damage to it. Now it all depends on you. Get down to work and you’ll soon get back the hair you lost from bleaching it.


Basic care + changes in your habits: the formula for success with bleached hair

In this article, I’ve told you everything you need to know to make your hair grow back after an aggressive bleach process that caused it to fall out.

It will take time, but I’m sure that you’ll follow my advice and everything will go back to normal soon.


You can do it! Changing your habits and care routine like we went through in this article will help recover your hair much sooner than you’re expecting.

I promise your hair won’t just grow back, but it will grow back even healthier than before. I believe in you!

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