1. Don't wash your hair often
When you first bleach your hair, it’s important to skip a hair wash for the next day or two as the harsh chemicals can dehydrate the hair. By scheduling a hair wash after 24 to 48 hours, this will allow time for your scalp to produce the natural oils to nourish your dry hair. Here are some hair ideas to try when you are on second-day hair.
2. Dry comb your hair before a wash
As simple as it sounds, by combing your hair before a wash, this will de-tangle the knots and allow either the conditioner or hair treatment to evenly penetrate into the hair follicles of each hair strand. This will also help to prevent further damage on your hair when you have to de-tangle it more after the wash.
Dry hair requires daily conditioning, so don’t be lazy and skip that crucial step after a long day’s work. To replenish and properly hydrate your bleached locks, opt for an intensive conditioner such as the TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Damage Repair Conditioner which contains Macadamia Oil and Ionic which also strengthens the hair to prevent hair fall.
4. Do a home treatment twice or thrice a week
Having received rave reviews on Amazon, this Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment is a deep-repairing treatment mask that is great for damaged hair. Made with soy protein extract, allantoin, ceramide 3 and gelatin, leave this on for five to 20 minutes before rinsing it off for smoother hair.
5. Do an intensive hair mask weekly
For a more intensive bout of hydration, put on a hair mask to quench your dry locks. Try the Phyto PhytoJoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask which contains nourishing botanical ingredients jojoba oil, angelica root extract and sweet orange essential oil to get smoother and shinier locks. Leave it for at least five to ten minutes for best results.
6. Hair oil
If you simply do not have the luxury of indulging in a hair mask often, bring along a travel-sized hair oil in your purse to moisturize your hair on-the-go as and when you wish to keep the frizz at bay. Try Verb Ghost Oil, a weightless hair oil that is suitable for all types of hair including flat and thin hair as it doesn’t weight the hair at all.