Dying my hair blonde turned my natural curly hair straight :-(

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

OMG! i’ve never heard of this happenning. I hope is just a fluke and the curliness bounces back.

How dark was your hair before? sometimes the bleach can really take a toll on your hair. I went from really dark brown to blonde once and my hair was literally stretchy…i mean i could take my hair and pull it and it would stretch like a rubberband. i looked like a caveman for weeks.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would highly suggest doing a conditioning treatment on your hair. I like anything with olive oil in it but you can pick up packs of contintioning treatments at target. it might help!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

It’s only been 5 days, so wait it out. Your hair has probably lost a lot of moisture since bleaching it (to make it blonde) damages it considerably. Your hair will probably return to normal at some point in the future, but it may take a few years. I’m sorry this happened to you.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so sorry that this happened to you. Color typically does not change hair’s texture, but highlighting (bleaching) can because it damanges the hair much more than dye. I, too, used to have curly hair and after going blonde just have “frizzy” hair. The good news is, the curls will return when the hair is repaired/grows out. Until then, however, it is unlikely that the hair will return to its natural texture.

I am VERY surprised that no one discussed the difference between color and bleaching with you and warned you against the consequences. I would be very upset that they did not discuss the “damanging” aspect with me, if it were not mentioned.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Ummmm I have gone from blonde to brown by highlighting and it has NEVER changed my hair texture… I had ONE time highlights then dyed the rest blonde and still never has…. so weird.. Ask what line of bleach/dye bc they use the bleach for developer and a cetain level of dye for the color and look online for reviews maybe?  It is like 10-40 volume for bleach then whatever color/level of dye for the desired shade. My girl uses CHI and its great.  I have never heard or seen this and been bleaching my hair for over 9 years….

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Did they accidentally mix perm solution in the dye/bleach mix??? Why in the world did you have to sign a waiver??

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I am naturally curly brunette and I can attest that lightening/bleaching your hair WILL mess up your hair texture. The harsh chemicals in the bleaching agents can strip your hair and leave it limp and damaged. Highlights are very harsh. It kind of sounds like she fried your hair. Curly hair is MUCH more delicate that naturally straight or wavy hair because our hair follicles are open instead of smooth and closed so it is easier for heavy chemicals to ruin our hair.

For now, stop any and all heat styling, refrain from any further chemical treatments and use a hard-core deep conditioner at least once a week. Even if the texture does recover, bleached hair will never act like the rest of your hair again.

I bleached my hair light last June and I’m finally to the point where my hair is soft and healthy again. I chose to dye my hair back dark after all the damage and have not dyed it since.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Bleaches contain all sorts of ammonia and salts and goodnes knows what, and it does break down the structure of your hair to some extend. That’s why bleaching your hair can cause it to become brittle and straw like.

I don’t think it will become curly again until it grows out. It’s been damaged and the surface has been changed.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Color is a chemical treatment. Any chemical treatment can change hair texture. Many chemical treatments break & alter the protein bonds in hair causing a texture change. For most, it’s slight. I can especially see this if you had to bleach your hair as the chemicals for that are even more caustic.

I agree with the hard core deep conditioning. You want to make sure you’re doing something with protein (such as keratin, hydrolyzed wheat protein, etc.) & then following up with something more moisturizing. You can find a good reconstructor or deep conditioner in Sally’s or your local drugstore.

The curls may not come back, so you may eventually have to cut.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

When bleach ruined my hair these two products (along with conditioning treatments) really helped restore my hair. they might be worth looking into

Sebastian Potion 9

Redken Anti-Snap

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Sunflower–girl:  i’m pretty sure you can – depends on the salon and what products they carry. If its a redken salon you will most likely find the anti-snap there. I find the potion 9 at marshalls sometimes though for cheaper.

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