The chemicals in bleach can permanently alter the texture of your hair, especially if you bleach frequently. Most commonly, fine hair becomes thicker, rougher, and drier — but everyone’s bodies respond differently, so it’s also possible for your hair to become straight, curly, frizzy, or insanely brittle.
Does bleached hair feel thicker?
In fact, bleaching even has some advantages: the process plumps your individual hair shafts, often making your hair appear thicker and fuller. Furthermore, if you are light-skinned and have thinning hair, bleaching can disguise the contrast between your hair and patches of bare scalp.
How long does it take for bleached hair to go back to normal?
If your hair was 25 cm before bleaching, it’ll take about two years to return to normal, assuming your hair grows 1 cm per month. If your hair was 50 cms before bleaching, it’ll take just under three years to get it back to normal, assuming your hair grows 1.5 cms per month.
How do I fix my bleached hair breakage?
The best way to fix bleached hair breakage is to use protein treatments on your hair then washing it with polymeric infused shampoos and deep moisture conditioners. It’s also important to blow dry your hair after treatment and never leave it wet or air dry.
How do you fix gummy bleached hair?
The only thing you can do to stop hair from feeling like gummy for a temporary amount of time is to do deep conditioning treatments with hydrolyzed protein. The protein molecules would come on fill in the gaps where the keratin structure of your hair has been damaged.
How do you get rid of bleached hair?
The only way to get rid of bleached hair is to cut it.
If you don’t want to cut your hair, but the color of your bleached hair bothers you, what you can do is dye it to a color similar to the one you had before you bleached it, or use shampoo if you’re tired of using toner.
How long does it take for over processed hair to get back to normal?
If your hair isn’t too damaged, Judy says you might see results after the first treatment. If things are a bit more serious, it might take two to three months of bi-weekly treatments, along with conservative heat styling.