Hair bleaching can make your hair feel like its texture is less soft, and this due to the fact that bleaching the hair changes the porosity and elasticity of the hair.
Why is my hair soft after bleaching it?
Since the protective cuticle is disrupted, bleach damaged hair allows its inner moisture to escape. This leaves hair brittle and dry.
Does bleach weaken hair?
Bleach works by going into the hair shaft and reacting with the stable pigment molecules, breaking them down into components that will wash right out of your hair and down the drain. But when it does that, it also breaks down the natural fatty acids on the hair shaft, weakening the strand.
Does bleaching change hair texture?
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.
How can I lighten my hair without damaging it?
Natural bleaching agents like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, chamomile tea, or cinnamon and honey can lighten hair gently and naturally with minimal damage. Rinse your hair in a solution of warm water and one or more of these lightening agents, then sit in the sun to dry.