7 Steps to Fix Bleached Hair Breakage
If you’re suffering from damaged hair, don’t worry. You can repair your hair with an easy-to-follow routine! We’ll show you how.
Your hair is your crowning glory. It’s how you express yourself. You can style it in so many different ways. One day, your hair might be curly and the next it might be straight. It’s just as easy to change your hair color as it is to change your hair texture.
But when you put your hair through too many processes it gets damaged. Then the beautiful hair that you’re worked so hard to grow turns to straw.
It’s hard to feel confident when your hair looks dead and lifeless.
But once it starts snapping off, you’ll regret it.
Changing your hairstyle can be fun. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your hair’s health just to achieve the look you want. We don’t think you should have to hold yourself back from letting your true self shine, either.
When your hair breaks it can feel like the end of the world. Most people will simply tell you to cut it all off and start over. But that can take years! Who wants to wait that long just to feel good about themselves?
Certainly not us, and we don’t think you do either. That’s why we decided to take matters into our own hands! Everyone deserves to experience the power of healthy, beautiful hair.
It’s no secret that bleach damages your hair. Nor is it a secret that women love going blonde!
Can you really have your cake and eat it too? Absolutely!
We’re here to show you how it’s done.
How Does Hair Bleaching Work?
Hair bleaching is a chemical process that lightens your hair. If you’re thinking about trying out a new blonde ‘do, you’re more than likely going to be putting your hair through some kind of bleaching process.
Bleach similarly works on your hair as it works on your clothes. If you’ve ever left bleach on your favorite shirt for too long, then you already know the damage it can do. It could burn a hole right through your clothes. The same could happen to your hair if you’re not careful.
Your hair is made up of several layers of proteins. The outermost layer, also known as the cuticle, comprises tiny scales that link together to protect the inside of your hair strand.
When you bleach your hair, you are essentially disrupting the cuticle to remove the color from within your hair strand. This discoloration is irreversible without undergoing more chemical processes to fill it back in. Here’s how it works.
Bleaching begins by combining an alkaline agent (developer) with an oxidizing agent (peroxide).
The two substances mix and result in a chemical reaction on the surface of your hair.
As these chemicals react, the outer layer of your hair will lift.
Since your cuticle is lifted, your hair may appear more voluminous for a little while after you bleach it. But don’t let this confuse you into believing that your hair is happy with you – it’s not.
While volume can signify that your hair is healthy, in the case of bleaching, it’s just a sign that your hair is even more fragile. When your cuticle lifts, the inside of your hair has nothing protecting it from the elements.
Once the cuticle lifts, the oxidizing agent in bleach works on the inside of your hair too.
It penetrates into the center of your hair-known as the cortex- where it does even more damage.
On top of stripping your hair of its natural pigment, called melanin, it also breaks down your curl pattern and destroys your hair’s protein structure.
But don’t let this discourage you. You have more options now than ever to repair your bleach-damaged hair and enjoy being blonde without risking losing your hair’s natural beauty.
Some try to avoid bleach damage by soaking their hair in coconut oil before they begin the chemical process. That does not work.
At best, coconut oil will disrupt the bleach’s effectiveness, leaving you with uneven color and splotches all over your hair. That’s not the look you’re trying to achieve, is it?
Coconut oil does not have what it takes to soothe an irritated cuticle and repair the broken bonds in your hair. But we know something that does.
How To Repair Your Bleach Damaged Hair
It may not always be possible to restore your beautiful locks to their former glory. That’s because once your hair’s protein breaks down, there is no way to replace it naturally. Your hair is essentially made of dead cells. So it won’t heal the way your skin does.
But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed. Hair repair is not what it used to be. You have so many more options available to you for fixing bleach-damaged hair than in the past.
So, before you go for that big chop, here are some things you should try.
- No more chemical processes. It’s not goodbye forever, but you definitely need a break. Chemical processing is what got you into this mess. So, let your hair rest for a while.
- Put down the heat tools. Curling and straightening irons are no good. They will take whatever precious moisture your hair has left and obliterate it. Do you want crunchy, crispy hair that breaks every time you touch it? We didn’t think so.
- Brush it like you love it. Overbrushing will irritate your cuticle more. It will make your frizz and breakage even worse. Avoid harsh bristles that will cause more friction to your already fragile strands. Switch to a wide-toothed comb and detangle with caution.
- Cleanse with caution. Avoid harsh detergents that strip your hair of its natural oils. Trust us. Your hair needs all the help it can get right now. Use a gentle cleanser instead.
- Use nutrient-rich conditioners. Your hair needs a lot of TLC if it’s going to come back to life after all that bleaching. Moisture is the key. Use conditioners designed to give your damaged hair the nutrients it needs to make a full recovery.
- Nourish on a deeper level. When bleach damages your hair, you need a hair repair treatment that does more than work on the surface. Use a hair mask that will deliver the sustenance your hair needs to restore its strength from the inside.
- Protect and style. Repairing your dry, damaged hair should be a part of your daily routine. Use a hair serum that will lock in that moisture and protect it from the elements.
The Best Hair Repair Treatment After Bleaching
If you’re not willing to cut your hair off after suffering bleach damage, don’t worry. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars at the salon just to maintain a healthy look.
After struggling to fix our hair from overprocessing, we realized women needed a better option.
That’s why we created Ellatu Silky Touch. We designed it to be a total haircare routine that you can use to repair your hair at home without the constant hassle of booking expensive visits to your hairstylist for help.
How does it work? It’s simple. We developed an innovative hair repair technology with dual-action capabilities. Not only does it help fortify your hair’s broken bonds, but it also douses your hair with the moisture it so desperately needs.
With the combined power of Fiberhance™, hyaluronic acid, moringa oil, and gold vitamin E capsules, our miraculous formula will awaken your hair’s natural beauty once again.
The complete Ellatu Silky Touch collection includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and serum that we created to restore your hair’s strength, manageability, and shine.
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