Should I bleach my hair again?

posted 3 months ago in Beauty
  • poll: Grow out own hair colour or get highlights?
    Grow out own colour : (32 votes)
    84 %
    Highlights : (4 votes)
    11 %
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    5 %
  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I had platinum blonde hair for about six years, worn in a pixie cut for most of that, but worn longer for almost a year before I decided I wanted long hair (below the shoulders) again. I decided then to let my natural hair color (level 7 dark blonde) grow back in. I never had trouble with massive breakage when bleaching because my hair always lightened easily, but I did find my ends to be noticeably thin as my hair got longer, and I figured that was due to the progressive damage of not getting regular haircuts anymore. 

    It took me about 16 months, with haircuts every 4 months or so, to grow out my natural haircolor to just past my shoulders. I only disliked the look of it for the first few months; after that it started to look more and more like an intentional baylage.

    The ends do less damaged now, though honestly my hair doesn’t look amazingly thicker or anything. I think I just have fine and thin hair. I might end up getting highlights or a subtle baylage for the wedding, but I don’t plan on getting back into all over lightening again. 

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee

    how am i supposed to answer without seeing your hair?

    Post # 18
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I used to get highlights in the winter to match my summer hair (blonde that naturally gets lighter in the sun). It was pretty subtle to most people but as I aged my hair started getting darker and it bummed me out and required more upkeep to stay that light. I decided I want to have more time/money and stopped wasting it on my head and I never looked back! Life is so much easier without highlights to maintain and I didn’t even go year round. Luckily it still gets pretty light in the summer so I have that.

    I’m a weirdo that’s looking forward to going gray so that I have “light” hair again so take my opinion fwiw. Right now my head is the darkest hair on my entire body and it’s so weird to me that people who meet me now don’t consider me a blonde anymore!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee

    I think your husband just meant “treat yourself”…

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    jellybellynelly :  you need to keep cutting the damage off, full stop, as the hair grows. 

     

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper

    lifeisbeeutiful :  Are you still trying to argue that cutting off dead ends somehow stimulates the hair folicle to grow faster? Because it does not.

    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I have natural blonde hair and dyed it a lot in college. Bleached it, brown underneath, dyed it reddish brown, bleached it again. About 8 years ago I went super dark brown and instantly regretted it as it grew out and I looked bald (super light roots) and I didn’t want to keep dying it. I paid close to $500 for a color correction back to blonde, bleached the shit out of it. Haven’t dyed it again since then (7.5-8 years).. and I probably never will! It took a while for the bleach to grow out but my hair is light enough I didn’t have a line as you said. Honestly, I love love love my natural hair now and will never go back! The only way to healthy, un damaged hair is to stop dying it and deal with the pain of it growing out. 

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee

    I’d leave it be with no dyes, highlights etc. Let it grown back silky and healthy. Eat well, including omega 3, B viamins and good proteins ( nuts, seeds and fish) as some studies have shown they contribute to healthy hair growth. Enjoy it in it’s natural state and then see how you feel about treating it again.

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    jellybellynelly :  haha of course not 🙄 uh trying to explain it to you as a hairdresser but NM.

    OP def dont skimp on trims, get those last fried inches cut off and your hair shaped up. You’ll feel so much better. Keratin treatments are good too, Moroccanoil restorative treatment is amazing for damaged hair, followed by a good conditioner. Good luck!

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee

    I bleached my hair long ago but I’d never do it again and I wouldn’t recommend it. I would recommend fish oil and biotin supplements. These days I get some balayage (sp?) and the occasional Brazilian blowout. It gives me a little lift without frying my hair. My hair stylist took this shot.

     

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    sunburn :  oooo luscious hair! Great color, so natural!

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    No, don’t bleach your hair again. You’ve already made it through most of the hell that is the after-effect of bleach. You’re very close to the end, and you’ll have beautiful hair!

    But of course you should get your hair done! Get a nice cut, deep condition it, etc.

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