Hair is our letter of introduction, having it healthy, shiny and abundant is everyone’s dream. This alters or benefits the aesthetic image of each person. That is why many opt for the illusion of bleaching their hair to achieve a change of look with lighter hair, but this process is somewhat delicate so it is necessary to prepare the hair before doing it. Today I tell you what are the essential care before bleaching the hair.
It is important to keep in mind that bleaching is done by means of hydrogen peroxide, which is responsible for removing melanin (which gives hair color) from the hair strand. This chemical procedure promotes the loss of the natural protein of the hair; Which is why hair loses strength, breaks easily and looks dull.
In this post I tell you how to bleach your hair at home without mistreating it.
Before subjecting the hair to this procedure; It is important to make some careful prices to reduce the consequences and be able to enjoy healthy hair and the desired tone.
Hydration prior to discoloration
Among the care prior to hair bleaching, moisturizing it is essential. The more hydrated the hair is, the less damage will be. The ways to hydrate it are extensive; Masks, natural oils, cream baths, moisturizing shampoos or ampoules can be used.
As for masks to recommend, I would stay with two that work very well on very damaged hairs. One is Kerastase, which if you have read the blog more often you will know, and the other is that of Olaplex. If you are looking for something forceful but that comes out well priced, there is another Glam Store that is very good. I tell you more about each one below.
Blond Absolu of Kerástase
An excellent and very concentrated mask that will surprise you if you wear bleached hair or with highlights.
Olaplex has two very similar products in terms of masks. The one I recommend as a treatment at home is number 3, which serves to recover damaged hair in depth. The other is number 8, which is also a mask but less intense.
Boto Xtreme from Glam Store
This third option is from a lesser-known brand but also very effective. It is a low-cost alternative to L’Oréal Professionnel masks. It has almost the effect of a keratin treatment, as it leaves hair smooth, frizz-free and repaired. But yes, you have to use it constantly. It comes in a liter size.
Cutting the ends a little is always a good advice for hair care. And even more if you want to bleach your hair. This can reduce aggressive damage from chemicals.
As an extra tip, with haircuts in which the hair is cut horizontally (instead of parades or stitches, for example), the hair breaks less.
Do not perform any chemical treatment before bleaching your hair
Chemical treatments such as keratin and straightening, although physically beneficial to the hair, also weaken it. If your hair is weak at the time of applying the dye and bleaching, the damage will be greater, so it is best not to apply any type of treatment prior to your change of look.
Now, taking into account the care prior to hair bleaching, you can start your change of look, some in trend are:
If you want to brighten your face with a change of look, balayage is the ideal technique for you. They are characterized by being natural, subtle and gradient wicks without touching the root; which is a plus point when hair is growing.
Balayage highlights are for any hair type. Depending on the base of your hair tone, highlights of a lighter or darker tone may suit you.
These are perfect to achieve a natural result; Because the principle of dye is not pronounced. In addition, bleaching is at strategic points for greater illumination of the face, avoiding bleaching the entire hair from root to tip.
It also brings nuances to the hair. This is one of the characteristics that have made them stand out, and why many artists and influencers wear them. It manages to give greater volume to the hair, and with it, you can see a much more beautiful mane and with better movement.
Unlike balayage wicks; Babylight wicks are not a technique, but a type of coloring. Its name has one of its most outstanding characteristics; And it is that the babylight wicks simulate those natural reflexes that we usually have as babies.
These are a very subtle type of coloring that mixes with natural hair. But, fulfilling the purpose of illuminating the face. That is, it is a small change, without altering the essence of your hair itself.
A difference between balayage highlights and babylight wicks is that in the second if it is dyed from the root by all the hair in the form of small highlights.
Another characteristic of this type of coloring is that to achieve the natural effect is done with two shades lighter than natural hair, if more, the effect would already be artificial. That is why it is mainly used in blond and brown hair.
Really whether you choose to use balayage as a technique or as a type of coloring the babylight, an important point to achieve a satisfactory result is to use good products. That guarantee maximum hair care and a lasting and desired color.
These are the precautions that seem essential to me before bleaching the hair. Now I can only wish you much encouragement and happy blonde hair!