NECESSARY CARE WHEN BLEACHING HAIR
Do you know that sudden urge to look in the mirror and see everything differently? Yes, you know! After all, almost all women go through this situation constantly. When that happens there is no way out, the first idea that comes to mind is to change the locks.
The quick and visible effect of chemical treatment on hair can be tempting, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to change the color of your hair. However, some chemicals can have undesirable consequences and alter the natural properties of hair and the elements that nourish it and keep it healthy and beautiful, such as proteins and amino acids.
Hair is a naturally resistant structure, but also delicate. So, if you are determined to make a more radical change, involving chemical treatment, you need to take some precautions before and after the procedure.
I want to be blonde now what?!
Yes, blonde is the darling of the time and there are so many combinations and different tones that it is important to take the time to choose the one that best suits your personality, skin tone, in short, the one that suits you the most.
But to achieve bleached and healthy hair it is necessary to take some care, as they start with the preparation of the strands to receive the bleach.
Therefore, before bleaching the hair, it is necessary to assess whether the threads are prepared for this, after all, the discoloration can damage them a lot. The bleaching powder is considered one of the most aggressive chemicals for the threads, as it is necessary to open the hair fiber to remove the color pigments from inside. And the hydrogen peroxide, used in the process of obtaining bleached hair, ends up drying out the hair a lot.
How do I know if I can bleach my hair?
You can do it at home or go to the salon you trust, then you decide what you think is best. To find out whether or not you can adhere to bleached hair at the moment, in addition to visually evaluating the appearance of the hair, you can do a wick test. It consists of applying a mixture of bleaching powder and hydrogen peroxide on a small lock of the nape of the neck.
Leave to act for a few minutes, wash and evaluate the result. If the threads are brittle or stretchy they are not ready to be discolored. You will need to treat them with a capillary schedule until they are stronger and retest.
Those who discolor the hair without hydrating, nourishing and rebuilding, end up having problems with the strands, as they can reach a more advanced stage, which is the bubblegum effect and the chemical cut. The bubblegum effect is characterized by elastic threads, that is, when you pull them, they do not return to their normal state and break in half.
So, any way to comb or untangle the hair causes the strands to break. The most serious stage is the chemical cut, that is, even without pulling the threads, they break into tufts, varying their quantity. Therefore, it is important to ALWAYS perform a strand test before any bleaching procedure.
A very common mistake among women who change their locks for the first time or who just make a few highlights is to continue using the same products when their hair had not undergone any procedure. You need to use chemically treated hair care products! They usually contain ingredients like aloe vera, panthenol, and royal jelly, which are highly moisturizing and powerful.
In addition, apply a thermal protector whenever you use a flat iron, blow dryer, or diffuser and, as bleached hair is more fragile, comb it carefully and patiently, using a brush or comb that does not break the strand. It is essential to remember to apply products with sun protection on the hair, preferably every day. Not only the action of the sun but also of house lamps can make the wires even drier.
How to get the yellow out of bleached hair
It is quite common for bleached hair to look yellow after the procedure. To rebalance the hue you should use products with a shading action.
Shampoos, conditioners, and shading masks have a blue or purple pigment that helps balance the hair's yellowish tone, leaving it looking more natural. Tinting can happen soon after you bleach your hair and whenever you notice that the strands are turning yellow.
Abuse of hydration
As we said before when bleaching your hair, your strands are fragile, so you should abuse your hydration either in the salon at least once a month or at home even once a week. Oils and masks are your newest allies in hair care. Can abuse!
Always choose quality products
Whether it's time to wash and treat your hair after bleaching and/or, especially, at the time of bleaching, always opt for professional, quality, and reliable products. With this in mind, Vitta Gold has developed a line of products that are ideal for those who want to reach their dream blonde without damaging their hair.
The Nanoplex Platinum Bleaching Powder, by Vitta Gold, is an extra bleaching powder that helps protect and preserve the hair's structural connections. This product contains an ideal discoloration power for dark foundations, lightens up to 9 color tones, with excellent neutralization.
Made with natural organic coconut oil, Nanoplex Platinum Bleaching Powder is Dust Free and features Nanoplex® color protection technology, ensuring you keep results longer and healthier for your hair.
Nanoplex Platinum Bleaching Powder is the first line of whitening products that incorporate the application of NANOPLEX nanotechnology, in addition to organic actives, such as the amino acid L-Arginine, which collaborates with the rapid regeneration of hair strands and prevents hair loss.