Should I bleach my hair again?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
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  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    I’ve never color treated my hair and I am so glad! So many of my friends who do regularly have had an experience or two like you and really struggled to repair their hair or ever get it back to their natural color. I’ve always been big on embracing what you have and I love the color variation of my natural hair and how it highlights in the sun without chemicals. Try it! Go no color for a year or so, if you end up hating it then you can always get it colored again after it’s grown out and healthy again.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    Girl, you kinda answered your own question. No, dont do anything to your hair. In the mean time do plenty of homemade hair masks, deep conditioning, and dont wash your hair as often if you can. If I were you I’d find a cute style to wear your hair up everyday so you dont fixate on it. Dont damage your hair further. If you can look into vitamins to help grow your hair and nails that are suitable for your body.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    Grow our your own color. If you have to, dye it whatever color your natural hair is to fade the highlights, have something new, and work your way to healthier hair after that. Let it grow out and breathe. 

    I dyed my hair once in my life, and it was the worse thing i couldve done to my hair. 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    elliebee357 :  hairdresser here. If your ends are still kind of fried and you want healthy, long hair, skip the bleach. Get a good haircut to even out the lengths and condsider getting a demi permanent color-in your shade- to cover the ends. Then I highky recommend getting a great set of clip-in hair extensions in an ombre shade! 6n (dark natural) going into a nice soft blonde or caramel. You’ll get the lightness and length without compromising your hair’s health. ignore the horrible duck lips! Lol. But extensions or none, I wouldnt recommend bleaching your hair yet.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    Also when pulling your hair back use clips or bobby pins. The elastic from hair ties will pull your hair (im sure you know this). For me unless I’m going somewhere nice or fun I let my hair hair dry/pull it back in a clip to air dry.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    elliebee357 :  I stopped dyeing my hair. I wanted to get white highlights to blend in the the natural white hairs that are appearing randomly but the hair dresser made it sound like a long expensive process so I’m just waiting for it to happen naturally. Idk if its worth it for texture and what not but you save a lot of time and money, and more than likely hair as well, because when I dyed mine I just did it at home with box dye and I felt like a lot came out just in the process of brushing the dye through. Like way more than comes out from regular brushing and washing.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    “Get your hair done” can also (imo) mean a blow out, trim, conditioning treatment, etc. It doesnt HAVE to mean coloured. If you go for blow out and trims often, that is probably just what he is referring to, not that you look like rif raf! 

    I had highlights/bleach damage, grew out all my hair to my hip and eventually bleached it again. I loved how it looked, but I so so regretted how much more damaged my hair was. No matter how much protection you use or how slowly you go, you can’t deny that bleach is damaging your hair. 

    The best thing to help your hair grow out damage: well a, stop damaging it, and if you want to just grow you hair, stop cutting it. Cutting your hair doesnt make it grow faster. Cutting the dead ends WILL make it look better, but at the shorter length. When I grew out my highlights I would put my hair in a bun or braid basically every day. No hair dryer, no flat iron, no curling iron. I’d blow dry for special ocassions but still try not to flat iron or curl (A good blow out you don’t need either!). 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: USA

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    elliebee357 :  Well typically if you’re getting highlights they should NEVER be overlapping bleach over the already lightened part of your ends. That is what causes the breakage FYI. Obviously if your hair is lightened it’s going to be a bit dryer and you have to take good care of it, but it should never just be breaking off after a highlight. However, if you truly don’t want any damage at all then just let it grow out and cut the colored ends off as they grow out. Sometimes it’s good to take a break! 

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    jellybellynelly :  cutting your hair does make it grow. Split ends travel up the hair shaft, splitting it, causing breakage, preventing hair from growing out healthily. Haircuts are a must– typically hair grows .5 inch a month, so if you get a good cut every 2-3 months you’re still having 1-1.5 inches of growth. 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    I stopped dying my hair years ago.  Zero regrets.  In addition to taking it’s toll on hair, it’s expensive and time consuming to maintain.  I just don’t have the inclination to spend the time or money on that anymore.  I’ve learned to appreciate my hair color and just roll with it.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    lifeisbeeutiful :  Cutting your hair does not make it grow faster. Full stop. Doing something to the end of your (dead) hair has 0 impact on the growing roots. Cutting off split ends so they don’t damage further is NOT the same as making your hair grow. 

    Haircuts are by no means a must. Sure, your hair grows 0.5″ a month. So after 3 months you have 1.5″. A trim to most hairdressers is what, at least an inch? So you are left with 0.5″ after 3 months. I’ve gone in asking for a dusting and left with over an inch off. It’s easier, cheaper and longer gain in the long run to just not cut your hair as much. This is a myth perpetuated by hair salons so that people come more often and they make more money. It’s totally unnecessary by almost all accounts. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: USA

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    jellybellynelly :  I’d have to agree with this, a dusting can be just as effective as a full blown haircut in getting the dead ends off. I usually go about 6-8 months between actual haircuts. I guess it depends on what your definition of “haircut” is, but if you’re cutting off a half inch every 8 weeks then you probably won’t see a whole lot of growth. Your hair will be super healthy though. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

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    elliebee357 :  I wish I didn’t have to color, but I started going grey at 20. I dye only my roots. Just explain to DH your hair can’t sustain any more damage, and you’re giving the salon a rest, for now. Personally, I have hair to my waist, and it’s full and healthy. I keep it cut in long layers. I wash it daily, and wear it wet, and blow dry it only once a week when I go out. Braids and buns are my friend! For damaged ends, use a bit of pure almond or coconut oil. It works wonders. You can use a lot as a leave-in the night before you wash, or add about the size of a pea to damp hair before drying. If you’re not going out that day, saturate it in oil and braid it. When styling, start with a tiny amount because too much will make your hair too oily. Stay away from styling products. Most products only mask damage, and actually dries out the shaft. It takes effort, but little by little, your damaged ends will be trimmed off, and your hair will be healthy. 

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    elliebee357 :  I selected other.  I am naturally dark blonde and went superrrr blonde the past few years.  I’ve been growing my hair out because of all the breakage (I want long, healthy hair!) and the only bleaching I’ve done in the last year or so is the “money piece.”  This has helped everything blend, while giving my hair some dimension.  I’ve also stopped heat styling, which was HUGE for me (I would heat style every day) and I have already seen a huge difference.  Short answer – no, I would not bleach your hair.  Even if you just do the regrowth, that area of hair is going to be your ends eventually, and it’s not going to be nearly as healthy as your natural hair would be.  I dust my split ends regularly and my hair has grown a lot.  

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