Protect what you love
Avoid any further chemicals for at least 10 weeks, that includes keeping your hair out of the pool when swimming. If you’re heading out in the sun, pop a hat on to shield your hair from the UV rays. To protect your hair from heat damage when using hot styling tools, use our Heat Protection Spray or have fun experimenting with air drying and no-heat hairstyles.
How long does it take bleach-damaged hair to heal?
We know the wait for hair recovery can feel neverending, but go easy on your locks. Depending on your hair, it could take up to two weeks before your strands feel ready to play again. If your bleach damage is more severe, you might need a month of care before your hair starts to feel smooth and shiny again. Be patient; you’ll get there.
Is it possible to bleach your hair without damaging it?
There’s no doubt about it; bleached hair looks fantastic. But it also needs a bit of extra work to keep it looking and feeling amazing. If you’re thinking of going blonde, get ready to amp up your routine to keep your hair health tip-top. Here’s how:
See a professional
Bleaching is an intensive process and it’s easy to get wrong. If you can afford to, leave it to the professionals. You’ll get a better result and advice on managing the damage thrown in.
Prepare your hair care
Get ahead by scheduling a consultation with your colorist to plan how to treat your newly bleached hair. Ramp up the moisturizing treatments in the days before your appointment. Get a dusting (where stray and split ends are trimmed) before and always get a cut afterward. Follow up with plenty more moisturizing masks.
Space out your appointments
Tempting as it is to dye your roots as soon as they appear, aim to hit the bleach just once every two months. And rather than re-bleach your whole head, apply dye to new growth only to keep your hair healthy.