Repeated bleaching inevitably makes hair look dry. What kind of care should be taken to clean up damaged hair? We asked hairdressers from all over Japan to answer this question.
I have repeatedly bleached my hair and it is dry. What kind of care should I take?
My hair is hard and thick, and I have bleached it about 5 times. I use a commercial treatment and shampoo for about 3,000 yen, but it doesn’t fix the dryness of my hair.
I am wondering if I should buy a more expensive shampoo or go to a salon once a month for treatment. What should I do to fix the dryness?
Review the content ingredients of hair care products.
One of the responses was that if hair is excessively damaged by bleaching, it is necessary to review the contents of hair care products.
Once hair is excessively damaged, it will never return to its original healthy state. Hair care that does not allow damage to progress is necessary. The use of products containing amino acids and keratin proteins will hopefully make it better than it is now. It would be good to review the ingredients of current hair care products. (Tokyo/Setagaya gally)
“Bleached hair has an extremely low moisture/oil balance. Shampoos should be formulated with oil and protein keratin. (Osaka/Osaka Meuz)
“Choose shampoo based on whether it suits your hair type, not on price. The basic premise of choosing a shampoo is that it is free of lauryl (synthetic surfactants), dimethicone (silicone), and parabens (preservatives). (Tokyo/Shibuya FLOW)
Using a combination of cutting and treatment care at the salon.
Many respondents said that it is better to cut the damaged part while doing treatment care at a salon.
The most important thing is to cut the damaged and dry part, but if you don’t cut it, I recommend treatment at the salon! You need to take care of your hair both at the salon and at home!” (Tokyo/Katsushika, Codino hive)
I think the only way is to keep treating your hair, so I hope you can fix the dryness while cutting the ends little by little.” (Tokyo/Machida/Imada) (Tokyo/Machida, Imagine Amity)
“I think it’s a good idea to do treatments at the salon and cut the damaged part little by little.” (Bivka, Saitama) (Saitama/Soka Bivi)
Home care to replenish oil in hair
Since bleached hair lacks oil, one respondent said that it is important to replenish oil content through home care with treatments.
The answer was “As for care, don’t rinse out too much of the treatment you are currently using, but rinse just enough to leave a little bit of wetness. Treatments are supposed to replenish the oil lost by shampooing, so if you pour too much down the drain, it’s no different than pouring it directly down the drain. Rinse just enough to leave a slight “slimey” residue. Treatment is not needed at the roots, just at the ends of the hair where it enters the eye line when you turn your face down.” (Sunrise Shell, Meguro, Tokyo)
“For hair that has been repeatedly bleached and damaged, I think you need to be patient and keep applying treatments. It is lacking in oil, so you need to condition it with an oil or other non-washable treatment after bathing. (Tokyo/Machida, Imagine Amity)
How was it? It seems that bleach-damaged hair needs careful attention to both salon treatments and home care. Have your hair stylist take a look at your hair damage and continue with proper care!