Lightening or bleaching your hair, takes a heavy toll, particularly when you’ve curly hair. However there are methods of doing it to minimise the injury, and I believe my hair is proof of this.
I’ve been colouring my curly hair for years now, and during the last couple of years, I went blonder and blonder, till I’ve finally gone pink!
So when this query got here by on my YouTube Q&A collection, I knew I’d have fairly a couple of solutions.
“Any particular ideas for curly hair care pre and publish bleaching?”
I’ve extra ideas in my publish right here on what you must know earlier than you bleach your hair, however particularly for curly hair, right here’s my recommendation:
Curly hair & bleach – what you want to know
1. Don’t wash your hair
For at the very least two days earlier than going to the salon, maintain your hair out of the bathe or basin. For many curly ladies that is best bit of recommendation – and I guess you possibly can even go longer that two days!
However what you’re doing once you don’t wash your hair is you’re build up a pleasant layer of pure safety in your scalp out of your hair oils.
Having color utilized on to your scalp could be fairly damaging and generally is a little bit painful too. So having your pure hair oil shield your scalp is the best way to go.
Don’t fear about entering into with actually soiled hair; it’s higher than entering into with clear hair – notably for bleach.
2. Brush out these curls
You know the way I by no means let you know to brush your curls? Properly, on this case, it’s going to be way more snug so that you can do it your self than having somebody within the salon do it. As a result of they should earlier than they apply color or bleach.
In the event you haven’t been to that salon earlier than, soak up some pictures to point out them what your curls actually seem like earlier than it’s all brushed out. This can give them an thought of styling your hair on the finish of your appointment.
I like to recommend utilizing a Tangle Teezer or related brush to easy out your curls and take away any knots and tangles earlier than you go in This makes it lots simpler (and faster) on your hairdresser to part and color your hair, and I do know it’s lots much less painful to brush out your personal curls than to have an apprentice do it for you.
3. Select your appointment date fastidiously
That is in all probability TMI, however I’d keep away from going to the salon at the beginning of your interval.
Like many ladies, I’ve elevated sensitivity to ache on today, and whereas I usually don’t really feel something having my hair bleached, a few occasions I’ve discovered it actually uncomfortable on today.
It’s not a motive to cancel your appointment, nevertheless it’s simply price mentioning to your hair dresser that you’re a little bit extra delicate to ache in the intervening time and so they’ll take extra care watching the method and checking that your color goes easily.
4. All the time use Plex or Bond merchandise
Be sure to select a salon that makes use of considered one of these new bond-repairing merchandise after they color your hair.
Search for names like Olaplex, Matrix Bond, Cureplex and different related merchandise. Right here’s my publish on how Plex merchandise work and likewise my video interview with Schwarzkopf’s Nationwide Technical Educator Grant Withnell, who explains it rather well too.
The salon ought to combine Step One in together with your color that’s utilized to your hair, Step Two is a 10-minute masks, utilized both on the basin or you possibly can return to the chair for it. And you can purchase some Step Three to take house, which is designed to assist nourish your curls.
I couldn’t be blonde and have curly hair with out plex merchandise.
5.Get a purple shampoo and conditioner to tone your hair at house
Submit-bleaching, your hairdresser will in all probability tone your hair within the salon, however this gained’t final the entire time to your subsequent appointment.
To eliminate any yellow or brassy tones, use a purple shampoo or conditioner at house. Blue and purple are on the ‘cooler’ facet of the color spectrum, in order that they counteract the yellows that come by the longer you’re away from the salon chair.
These colored shampoos and conditioners actually assist color right your hair and maintain it wanting vibrant, vibrant and glossy.
Listed below are some that I like to recommend:
- Matrix So Silver – Discover it right here in Australia and right here within the USA
- Fudge Clear Blonde – Discover it right here in Australia & right here within the USA
- Provoke Contact of Silver – Obtainable in Australia & the UK
6. Don’t attempt to go fully blonde in a single appointment
Going gradual will actually assist maintain your curls wanting the best way they need to. And the well being of your hair and scalp is an important factor. Asking to go from a darkish color to platinum in a single sitting will finish badly.
Not solely will it in all probability trigger bleach burn in your scalp and dry your hair, it’ll take so lengthy you’ll be a really costly appointment.
And since your hair will certainly take injury from such intensive contact with the peroxide, future therapies gained’t go so properly both.
As my colourist says, he can do something so long as the hair is wholesome. And in order that ought to be your motivation when going blonde.
I hope the following pointers for methods to deal with your curls earlier than and after colouring, and likewise what to anticipate assist. When you have any questions on any of this, let me know within the feedback under.
Now inform me, have you ever gone blonde together with your curls? And what have you ever observed has been the distinction?