Overbleached my ends, urgently in need of hair care tips!by czhuangPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
So I want to preface this by saying I have really long 3-4 foot hair, and today I decided to bleach the ends (about 1 and 1/2 foot). I wasn't prepared for how long it would take and I accidentally left 40 vol bleach and developer on my hair for an hour, maybe a little more. This is the second time I've bleached that part of my hair, the first time was done in a salon about a year ago.
Did I leave the bleach in for far too long? My hair doesn't seem to be breaking immediately, but I'm so concerned because my hair is naturally a little dry, thin and prone to split ends/breakage. What can I do to prevent that? I was originally planning on dyeing my hair as well, should I wait to do that?
Thank you so much
by AndyaPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
Prevent split-ends, I do not know. Decrease chance of breakage I might be able to help. After washing suggest let the hair air dry or pat dry with a towel to give time for hair to absorb moisture that was lost. Suggest using very cold water when washing the hair. Hair is like a pine cone with plates along the surface of the hair. The plates on the hair when bleached become more open and let color/pigment leave the hair. Applying very cold water can help to close the plates on the hair shaft. Applying very cold water when washing will help keep the color after staining the hair with a semi-permanent blue, red, green, orange, purple, or yellow.
Suggest wait a few days after bleaching and lightly washing the hair. If have to use conditioner after washing then suggest wait a few days before dying. Conditioner will make it harder for the dye to stain the hair.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
I'd agree that you just need to be gentle with it. If nothing disastrous has happened so far, is just a matter of not being too rough, because your hair a bit weaker now.
As for additional dyeing, what colour were you trying to achieve? A semi-permanent dye (no developer required) wouldn't do any more damage, so no need to worry there. Anything else, I'd try a strand test first.
by RahledPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
In my ends there is a lot of hair witch has been highlighted with bleach many times, and than chemically dyed in layers and layers. It started falling off in small pieces, and looked and felt like hay. My hair never grew, and was still damaged even when I had just had a trim. Now I haven`t highlighted or dyed with chemicals in 8 months, and hennaed it for 6 months (since I had my last trim). And gradually gotten into oiling and no cones and different treatments from LHC, and my hair quit breaking about 3 months ago. Now it has also stopped tangling as much as before. So I guess it is possible to fix it to some point.
I use coconut oil, olive oil (both extra virgin), Aleppo soap, ACV rinses, and some times cone and sulfate free shampoo and conditioner from Body Shop. And offcorse henna every 6 weeks or so. It works very well for me.
by RLMSPosted 2 years ago
Coconut oil saved my very over bleached hair. Run it through your hair and leave on overnight.