Post # 1
Yeah so I’ve been bleaching my hair for a little while now, and my friend came over yesterday to do my roots and I guess she read the box wrong and left the bleach on for 20 mins longer than it was supposed to be and some of it has broken off.
I’m very concerned of course, hairs come off in my hands if I run them through but no more has broken.
So I’m wondering what product to get… Like any super conditioner? I got some “hair rescue” for damaged and breaking hair that the sally beauty girl recommended. But honestly I haven’t noticed a difference at all.
Sigh, thank you in advance.
Post # 3
Hmm. This has happened to me several times in my life. Sorry this happened to you. It’s definitely not fun.
I used to dye my hair blonde, and on occasion, forget and leave the dye in too long, resulting in broken off hair. Totally devestating for me. I would suggest not dying your hair anymore to be honest. I stopped after my last incident back in 2001 and just leave my hair the natural colour. No broken off hairs! But, in the meantime, try a Redken deep conditioner. They work awesome. Not gonne lie, you can’t get the broken hair back, but this will help.
Post # 4
Do not make the mistake of putting any other chemical such as hair dye at this moment.
Even if your hair is not to the color you liked within the next couple of weeks (4-5) do not bleach it since your scalp is irritated and continual bleaching will cause scalp dryness and hair loss.
Like anything your scalp is burnt from the chemicals in the bleach. Possibly in the next couple of days your scalp will show signs of dryness. The best advice I can give you is get an aloe vera plant (look around cut the plant leaf in half and place the gue on your on scalp that will reduce the dryness and burning sensation if any)
If hair looks to dry (natural remedy ) put on olive oil and massage gently on scalp avoid being rough. Let it sit for 30 minutes so that your scalp gets moisturized again and rinse.
1. Avoid conditioners or shampoos with alcohol (try Traders Joe they carry shampoos)
2. Avoid blow drying your hair (causes more dryness and hair loss)
3. Avoid re dyeing your hair (even if it looks horrible)
Unless you like the bald look and I am serious
Post # 5
If it’s breakage, look for something with protein in it. I second NatDawn’s suggestion of Redken. I liked their Extreme line (blue bottles)–I think it has silk protein in it. I would do a deep condition to restore moisture and follow up with a protein product. I also like Roux Porosity Control Extreme Pak to combat breakage. You can get it at Sally’s.
Post # 6
For what it’s worth, I’m in cosmetology school, and I’ve done a ton of super-damaging, breakage-inducing things to my hair over the years…
I second the protein/deep conditioner recommendation. Protein restores strength and helps minimize breakage, but it’s also very drying so you need to follow it with a deep conditioning treatment. The Joico K-Pak Reconstructor and Intense Hydrator combination is highest regarded protein treatment. I’d use it 1-2 times a week.
You may also want to invest in a good dry shampoo so you can go longer between washings. And no blow dryers or heat tools. Finally, be dilligent about getting your hair trimmed every 6 weeks.
Post # 7
Thank you ladies, I’m going to go today to get a deep conditioner, And get it trimmed. (it’s been quite a while for me).
I actually put olive oil on it already but I’ll try aloe. My scalp itself isn’t too bad its more the ends of my hair, some broke off but now it’s just super damaged. (I have a few 1 inch chunks of hair now! urg!
Thanks for the brand recommendations!
Post # 8
@pinkrokker: Dry shampoo? I’m interested, never heard of this, aside from that “Pssst” stuff in a can from the 70’s/80’s (showing my age here).
@PixelMePretty: Maybe a trim will help the overall look, and keep conditioning! Also I heard/read that when you condition your hair in the shower, you are only supposed to rinse it for sixty seconds and leave some in there.
Also avoid hot water, just like you would avoid hot water on a delicate silk garment. Somewhere I remember reading about satin or silk pillowcases being good to prevent breakage as well.
I do a lot of damage to my hair, but I also keep cutting it so it never quite catches up with me. 😉
Edited to Add: OOps sorry, I see that you just posted about getting a trim!