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How To Repair Bleached Hair Naturally

By Mary Smith. Updated: March 1, 2017
How To Repair Bleached Hair Naturally

Bleaching is one of the most destructive chemical processes that can be done to hair. Why? Because hydrogen peroxide is used to bleach the hair, removing the pigment from the hair strands and thus changing the hair cuticles, which weakens, dries and causes it to lose its protein and natural shine.

For this reason, treatment for repairing bleached hair must be consistent and intensive, to prevent this abrasive process from completely destroying your hair and making it more manageable. In this article at OneHowTo.com we'll explain how to repair bleached hair naturally to prevent complete damage.

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Steps to follow:
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One of the main consequences of bleaching is overly dry hair. Moisturising your hair every week should become mandatory to repair bleached hair. Purchase a hair mask that's rich in protein and vitamin B5 and apply it twice a week, leaving it on for 20 minutes. This will allow your hair to regain some of the lost moisture due to the chemicals.

For a natural alternative, take a look at these natural hair masks for dry and damaged hair, as some products such as yeast, Argan oil or egg are great to repair bleached hair.

Did you know you can dye your hair in unnatural colors without bleaching? Check our article on how to dye hair blue without bleach.

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After bleaching, the hair strands are weaker. Therefore, it's advisable to untangle your hair gently and avoiding pulling on the strands to prevent hair breakage. Also, don't sleep with wet hair and dry it with a towel carefully, because after bleaching, the strands are so weak that the hair can start to fall out.

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As we said at the beginning of this article, bleaching is such an abrasive process that it's recommended to avoid the hair having contact with any heat source. Reduce the frequency that you dry or straighten your hair to prevent the heat from penetrating the hair cuticles, damaging its composition and causing dreaded split ends. It's also important to take measures to protect your hair from heat and keep it healthy.

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One way to repair bleached hair naturally is to cut it every two months, just an inch or two is sufficient. This allows you to revitalize the ends and prevents you from further damaging the other part of your hair. Cutting the hair also makes it healthier.

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Repairing bleached hair involves restoring all of the nutrients that were lost. To do this, you can use masks for dyed hair. They contain natural ingredients that provide your hair with the nourishment it needs to recover from chemical damage and return it to being smooth and shiny. It's recommended to apply a mask once a week, you can do it at home and its effective and inexpensive.

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It's very important that you use shampoo and conditioner for colored hair. These products contain special ingredients to repair bleached hair and maintain the color for longer. At a beauty supply shop, there are many options that you can choose from and there are even cosmetic brands that offer shampoo according to the color of your hair.

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After bleaching your hair, it's very important to avoid sun exposure and swimming pools. When bleached hair comes into contact with sunlight or swimming pool chlorine, it's common for it to take on a greenish colour. Similarly, exposure to sunlight causes bleached hair to become more dry and coarse. Wear a hat and buy a protective hair cream to repair bleached hair and protect it from these external agents.

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Olive oil has many benefits for the skin and hair, including hydrating and keeping hair shiny. Use olive oil as a home remedy for bleached hair care, applying it once every two weeks from the scalp to the ends of your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with water. You'll notice that your bleached hair is much more manageable, soft and shiny.

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whitney c
I have dyed and bleached my hair to a pulp over the years and I am trying to regain my natural healthy hair. As it has taken years of abuse I realise this will not happen over night. The Conditioner does work a bit, but Argan Oil is what made my hair looks like I am 20 years old again! I massaged it into my scalp and hair and have left overnight and washed out in the morning, my pillow wasn't stained or greasy looking so thats a relief.

You can feel the difference, my hair doesn't feel as coarse and dried out. I blowdried it and it felt great, shiny and looked healthy and sleek. I do recommend Argan Oil as a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week to anyone who has dyed hair. The bottle isn't very big but you don't really need a lot, I would estimate this to last me atleast 3 months

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