Post # 1
I wonder if you remember me? I was the one asking about bayalage 2 months out from my wedding…well I actually did it. Except instead of lighter brown/blondish highlights on my dark brown hair I am now considered mostly blond or “bronde”.
The good news is it looks awesome. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments and I actually love it. It’s bright and fresh and gives me a look that I want for my wedding.
HOWEVER. The texture of my mid-back length hair is now completely different. My once “softish” hair is now much drier, much brittler and I seriously don’t know how to handle it. My stylist offered to trim it the next time I go, but I don’t want to lose too much length before the wedding either!
Does anyone have any products they can recommend? Does this mean I have to trim it 1-2 inches before the wedding? I don’t want to lose length :[
Any advice so appreciated xoxo
Post # 2
Ugh, that is the downside to bleach and hair dye and why I am attempting to grow my natural hair out. In the meantime I have found the following products to work extremely well at improving the texture of my hair.
It’s a Miracle 10 Hair Mask
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In
Post # 3
So my hair is naturally really dry, and I also bleach it and wear extensions, so it needs help lol.
If you havent done any protein treatments, they can be helpful. Although don’t go overboard because too much protein can also make it brittle. These are sometimes called keratin treatments.
Did they use olaplex? If so, I’d use step 3. If not, I go in and do a separate olaplex treatment.
I do weekly coconut oil masks, sometimes with another deep conditioning mask from Sallys. If you want a product, I love the aveda dry remedy treatment mask, but to me, it’s kinda pricey for the amount you get
If my hair is feeling super dry, I have a diy hair mist. It’s a mix of rose water(sometimea neroli instead), water, panthenol, baobab oil, rose oil, and glycerin. Smells wonderful and makes my hair feel less damaged.
Otherwise baby it. If you want to keep length, braid it up at night and sleep on a satin pillow case.
Post # 4
I like to use pure oil, argan is my favourite but others are great too so long as they don’t contain [too many] additives. I oil my hair every evening and then it’s super smooth in the morning.
Post # 5
I actually use “It’s a 10” spray and i love it!
Post # 6
The mask is my favorite. Give it a try!
Post # 7
Go as long between washes as you can, coconut oil masks, deep conditioner every time you wash and as little heat as possible.
Post # 8
great advice. I also agree with PPs about the it’s a 10 mask, you can also alternate with a protein mask *always followed* by conditioner once a week. I really love and see great results with morrocanoil restorative mask.
Post # 9
I love its a 10 as well! Another great hair mask is L’Oreal Total Repair 5! I leave it in for hours and can always tell when I use it!
I also really recommend soaking your hair in coconut oil and sleeping with it in over night! My hair is sooo much softer when I do this! Definitely great for rehydrating your hair!
Post # 10
Hot oil treatments once weekly make my hair so much softer.
Post # 11
Others have given great advice on how to treat it, but I also wanted to say – if you’re having your hair styled in any kind of up do for the wedding – slightly damaged hair is actually easier to style. You can’t tell that it’s damaged and it makes it way easier to get it to stay in place, hold a curl, and add volume.
Obviously long term you want to get it healthy, but if you’re wearing your hair up at all for the wedding don’t stress about it too much for that.