Silver damaged hair, help!! (URGENT)by kaonashiPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
Hi, I bleached my hair white/ silver three months ago and since then I haven't blow-dried or straightened it IN ANY WAY. I'm really tired and disappointed of feeling it extremely dry and sharp, and look like a big-haired lion everytime I wash it (it lasts even a few days after washing it). I've tried a few repairing masks and moisturizing shampoos and yes they seem to work good but It still has that dull straw appearance and feeling when I touch it and THAT truly bothers me a lot. So I need to buy a heat protection spray because it causes me anxiety and I hate looking like that, but I'm not sure which one should I buy. I was thinking about picking the Moroccanoil one but I've read quite a lot bad reviews about it. I also tried the Ciment and Nectar thermique from Kerastase but they honestly did nothing to my hair. I'm really desperate, please help me!!
by RosieposiePosted 3 years, 5 months ago
Sounds like your hair is pretty dry and maybe frizzy - I know the lion feeling! My hair is naturally dry/frizzy even when it has no dye/bleach on it whatsoever, which is not great but bleach doesn't seem to do anything worse to my hair, so I guess that's kind of useful. I've given up on shampoo altogether - I couldn't find one that agreed with my hair so now I just use a conditioner about twice a week, and do a coconut oil mask once every 10 days or so. It seems to do a pretty good job and my hair actually looks and feels nicer than it did before bleaching (I only bleached the ends this time though).
In terms of frizz, the thing that helps my hair most is not brushing it when it's wet, because dragging a hair brush through wet hair seems to break my hair and make it frizz, so I just run my fingers through it a few times and let it air dry. I brush through it briefly once it's dry, but it generally doesn't need too much once I've conditioned it.
I've never used a heat protection spray so can't advise on that, but I'm sure somebody else can. Hopefully some of that was useful and might give you some things to try!
by AndyaPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
I hope this helps a little and has helped myself. Suggest when the hair is wet after washing let the hair air dry to give time for the hair and scalp to absorb water/moisture. Wear a dry towel around the neck when air drying the hair to catch any drips of water. Or suggest pat dry the hair with a dry towel. Again I hope this helps a little.
by DizzineaPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
another suggestion is to switch to a micro fiber towel, like a turby twist, or an old t shirt to dry your hair, it's going to cause less friction and less frizz, overnight olive oil and coconut oil soaks can help improve the feel of the hair, argon oil is pricey but effective, and of course air dry the hair and use brushes like the wet brush or wide vent brushes if you have to brush the hair
by temptessxPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
Another little tip to add is changing your pillow case to a silk one, they're great for frizzy hair.
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by VeninSchwarzPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
You can also try to use hotoil/ treatment masks as regular conditioner. My ends had an episode like that. That tamed them down.