I’ve been dying my hair since my freshman year. Each time, I would dye it the same golden blonde color just to get rid of my brown hair. If you know me you know that I HATE MY BROWN HAIR!!! No offense to brown haired girls, but I love blonde hair so much better on me for so many reasons. It brings out my blue eyes more, it boosts my self confidence, and everybody tells me I look hot. Who doesn’t wanna be told that right?
I dye my hair once, maybe twice a year. I’m all about treating my hair with moisturizing masks, not washing it everyday, taking Hair, Skin and Nail pills, keeping the split ends away and especially no heat, but the one thing I do is dye my hair. That’s like the worst thing you could do to it I know, but what does a girl do?
This time instead of getting the same color I’ve gotten for the last 5 years I decided to do something different and out of my comfort zone: Bleach it. Now you’re probably thinking, Abby, what the hell is wrong with you?! Bleaching your hair is the worst thing you could do! Yes I know, but I really wanted to try it. I’ve always wanted a sun kissed beach blonde babe look, wow that’s a lot of words, but it was now or never. So I took the risk. I think it turned out really good though.
If any of you are thinking about bleaching your hair please take these tips into consideration! This is how I got the best results.
- Bleach it with dirty hair. The more oily your hair is the better the bleach will stick to your hair and the oils will have sort of a protective layer over your hair.
- Don’t shampoo after. After you bleach your hair and you go to wash it out, don’t use shampoo, just the conditioner that comes in the box. It will make the color last 10 times longer, and your hair will feel more moisturized… not dry and damaged.
- Wait at least 24 hours to wash your hair. I waited to let my hair get some natural oils in to help moisturize the hair more before I washed it for the first time.
- Use a shampoo that doesn’t strip dye. There’s lots of shampoo’s out there that don’t strip dye/bleach. Most brands make it and it will definitely hold the color up in your hair.
- CONDITIONER!! It is sooo important to use conditioner in your hair every time you wash it. Your hair looks and feels softer, keeps it from drying out and keeps the split ends away. For the first few weeks, use the conditioner in the box that came with the dye. It also holds the color up.
- Dry Shampoo: I use dry shampoo a lot because I don’t wash my hair every single day… that really dries out my hair. I use Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo. It comes in a pink can and is color protectant. I recommend it to everybody who has dyed their hair and likes to use dry shampoo. It’s very affordable and lasts a very long time. I’ll link it down below.
These tips aren’t anything from a book or a specialist, it’s what I’ve experienced and have done in the past and the results have been very good. Everybody’s hair is different so it’s just what you prefer! 💙
Link for Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo: Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo 4.9 Oz