How to take care of bleached hair?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Ericka, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wouldn't you like to know ???
    Hello everyone, i'm sort of new to the forum. Anyways, I just got highlights in which my hair was bleached first then the color applied. Now I never bleached my hair before and don't know what I should do to keep my hair healthy. I have started to use a leave-in conditioner (Garnier Fruitis) when blow drying and I aslo use their anti-frizz serum when I flat iron.

    My question is, should I use an oil or light weight non greasy cream daily?

    Here is a link to my fotki album, but I haven't posted pictures of my highlights just yet, but I will soon. http://public.fotki.com/LovinLayers/
     
  2. ajoyfuljoy

    ajoyfuljoy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    6,098
    Likes Received:
    6,352
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Chicago, where else is there to be?
    Wow, your hair is beautiful! I hope to be there sometime next year.

    I had bleached highlights before, didn't know how to take care of them and ruined my hair. I wish that I'd deep conditioned more and used less heat.

    Forgive me if my tips bore you, you probably already know this. There are a couple of people here who successfully take care of highlights and have healthy, full hair. I'm sure you will be another one of them :yep:
     
  3. sareca

    sareca Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Messages:
    10,294
    Likes Received:
    2,608
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    with gratitude
    I'd make sure to get some medium-to-hard protein treatments on the highlighted hair. :yep:
     
  4. Filmatic

    Filmatic New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,645
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Watching Glee
    I have some bleached part that I wish I knew how to treat better when I got them. They are doing much better now. I would recommend a cream, oil didn't seem to work will with it. Also I agree with the protein treatments and I can't mention deep conditioning enough.
     
  5. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wouldn't you like to know ???
    Thanks for all the replies. I never thought about doing a protein treatment. I will most definitely do one this week. Also, how often should I do a proteing treatment, and should it be done before or atfter a deep condition?

    Thanks for all the help ladies.
     
  6. pisceschica

    pisceschica Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    5,714
    Likes Received:
    9,041
    Trophy Points:
    113
    In addition to everythign the ladies already said you have to be EXTRA careful when you get a relaxer (if you relax your hair) to not only slather the highlighted hair with a protective cream. I did a roller set on a lady this past week and there was alot of breakage on her hair where the newly relaxed hair met the highlight.
     
  7. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wouldn't you like to know ???
    I don't have a relaxer. I've been natural all my life.

    I think my problem is, I don't like to use products on my hair, which doesn't help to add moisture. The only thing I use on my hair is a leave in conditioner for blow drying and a Anti-frizz serum when flat ironing. Other than that, for the rest of the 6 days before washing my hair, I don't use anything on my hair. I know I have to use something, but I just don't like using products because they attract dirt which causes build up.
     
  8. chebaby

    chebaby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22,294
    Likes Received:
    42,775
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    where hair is my blanket
    i've been bleaching my hair for the past 6 yrs. when you bleach your hair you HAVE to keep it moisturized. i moisturize my hair morning and night and i do a deep condish once a week with heat. when you get bleach your hair must stay moisturized because it will break like no body's bidness
     
  9. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wouldn't you like to know ???
    CHEBABY what exactly do you moisturize your hair with? I normally don't moisturize my hair, only during the deep condition or the regular condition treatment.

    I really need help with this because before this change, I never moisturized my hair before. Thanks for all the help.
     
  10. chebaby

    chebaby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22,294
    Likes Received:
    42,775
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    where hair is my blanket
    you have to find a moisturizer that works for your hair. i prefer thick butters like shea butter. when i use shea butter i seal it with an all natural oil like castor oil. i use to find that cremes with olive oil makes my hair hard but now i use hollywood beauty olive creme and it keeps my hair so soft. and i still seal it with castor oil. i moisturize my hair right before i go to bed and tie my hair up and then when i wake up i moisturize again. i know this is good for me because the first time i got my entire head bleached everyday there were long strands of hair all over the bathroom sink because all i did was grease my scalp with no moisture on the hair.
     
  11. ItsyBitsy

    ItsyBitsy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    *In Faith*
    Ericka your hair is beautiful...nothing else to add
     
  12. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wouldn't you like to know ???
    Thank You ItsyBitsy
     
  13. xcuzememiss

    xcuzememiss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Nyc,Get in where you fit in!!
    Bumping for more replies
     

Share This Page