Growing up, I always wanted long, blonde, Cinderella hair. I started bleaching my mousy brown locks around the age of twelve, and I haven’t gone back brunette since. But, my barbie blonde look took a toll on the health of my hair. But I’ve managed to keep my color, or lack there of, with some tips I’ve gathered during years of bleaching.
1. Take your vitamins!
Like my hairstylist says, beautiful hair starts from the inside! One of the vitamins I take daily is biotin. It’s made spefically for hair, skin, and nails and can be easily purchased for under 5 dollars at your local drugstore.
2. Give your hair a break!
All that heat styling and combing might make your locks look good now, but it isn’t for it in the long run! Try to go a week without any flat irons, curling irons, or blow dryers. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in your hair!
3. Invest in good quality hair products.
When it comes to hair products, I believe you get what you pay for. Cheap shampoos and conditioners often load up their products with cheap fillers like silicones and sulfates. They might make your hair look good now, but they might actually be the cause of damage!
4. Be gentle!
Its so important to be careful with the way that you handle your hair. Be expecially gentle when your hair is wet. This is when it is the most prone to breakage!
5. Deep condition!
I deep condition at least twice a week, because my hair is bleached and super fragile! If you have color treated hair, it is crucial to use a repairing/deep conditioning mask to restore moisture and repare damage.