No matter how much deep-conditioning you do in preparation bleach dries out your hair follicles. And in the summer, when hair bleaching is at its most popular, environmental factors like sun rays, heat, and wind can dry it out even more. Looking for a way to bring yours back from last summer’s balayage? Here are four ways to revive it.
Exfoliate Your Scalp
Stimulating your scalp by exfoliation removes product build-up and debris allowing the nourishing treatments you’ll need after administering bleach to get through. Invest in a scrubbing shampoo or make your own treatment by mixing brown sugar and olive oil.
This is advice no natural wants to hear. After fighting tooth and nail for each inch of length the last thing you want to do is let your stylist chop anything off but it’s necessary. Bleach puts a ton of strain on any existing split ends so a few weeks after admiring your new color introduce it to a pair of scissors.
Evaluate Your Current Product Routine
Once you find the perfect combination of products to fulfill your twist-out goals it can be hard to let go. Even the biggest product junkies can get stuck into an unshakable routine. But while bleach isn’t a relaxer it is a major chemical process that change the texture of your hair and the way it interacts with your favorite products. Be flexible and take the time to evaluate how your favorite products work with your hair now that it’s undergone this process don’t cause your hair to suffer by sticking to the familiar.
Eat The Change You Want To See
Just as with skin and nails healthy hair starts from within. You can’t eat a steady diet of greasy fried chicken and cereal laced with red dye number 7 and expect your curls to flourish! Foods like cinnamon, squash, chickpeas, and salmon have all been linked healthy hair. Find a way to work them into your diet and make sure to pair them with plenty of water.