Here are 5 tips every customer should keep in mind when going for "the full bleach".
- Arrive at the salon with combed out but dirty hair. Not only will an oily scalp reduce irritations caused by the bleach. Your hairs natural oils will reduce the damage caused by the bleaching product. Hair is always more fragile after an intense colouring-or bleachjob. It’s your and your hairdressers duty to prevent this damage. Bleach responsibly.
- Always make sure that your hairstylist or colorist uses ammonia-free products. Sometimes, when the hair is naturally very dark and/or coarse, it’s required to bleach the hair in two (or more) sessions. Feel free to ask about these things when you book your appointment. Any knowledgeable hairstylist is more than happy to explain the process to you. If they seem sketchy or don’t know what they’re talking about… run.
If your hair is too damaged from a previous DIY treatment gone wrong (admit it, we all been there) and your hairstylist suggests to give your hair a little more resting time before another serious bleachjob… listen. But you can speed up the waiting time in between bleaching by treating your hair with a (KHS at home) keratin treatment. More info about that here.
After the hair is bleached, make sure the undertone is the one you want. No one wants to look al brassy when they intended to be an icey blonde. A purple toner will counteract any yellow/warm undertones that may be left after bleaching. Also, if your hair is very white it can give your hair this really cool lavender sheen which is sooo pinterest right now.
- Afterwards make sure your hair is washed and (deep) conditoned with the right products. Nurishing treatments are a must. Also the aftercare is very important. There’s no such thing as a low maintenance blonde. Being a full-time (fake) blonde takes time, product and money. Ask your hairstylist for the proper products. Must-haves are a good purple shampoo to prevent brassyness and a nice deep-conditioner. Investing in a hair-oil is also a good idea. (CHI Argan oil is my current favorite.)
This article was originally posted on Ferrocious. Decided to re-post; since a woman warned twice will always end up with a blonde thats nice. And with nice, we mean flawless.