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Things to know before you bleach your hair

You’ve probably heard the saying, “blondes have more fun”, but do you know where it comes from? (Well, we don’t know either) but what we do know is essential information that people should know before they decide to bleach their hair.

It might be difficult to reach your desired shade

The darker your starting colour, the more difficult it will be to reach your desired shade. If you want to go blonde at home, it’s best to go two shades lighter than your base colour and if you want a platinum look, rather wait until it’s safe to book a consultation with a professional stylist.

You’ll need to ease up on the heat styling

Bleaching agents on their own are hard on your strands, now combine that with excess heat damage and your mane is bound to suffer. However, with proper care your strands can stay healthy and look their best.

Consider towel drying your hair to embrace your hair’s natural texture, and on days that you have to blow dry, keep the heat settings on your hair dryer as low as possible. And on days you need to use a hair straightener, apply a heat protection spray to achieve sleek and silky tresses without causing heat damage to your hair.

You might need to adjust your make-up look

Blonde attracts a lot of colour on its own, so when you switch to it, you’ll notice that your everyday make-up won’t look the same anymore. As a blonde, natural make-up works best – so keep your blush to warm, peachy tones, your eyeshadow shades light and your lipstick to nude and light shades to blend with your new look.

You won’t need to wash your hair as often

Bleaching your hair can moderately dry your scalp and make your hair less oily. So, you’ll find that you won’t need to wash your hair as often as you usually did.

However, when you do wash your hair, it is essential that you use hair treatment products that won’t strip your hair of any moisture. That’s the last thing you need after the bleaching process. So, rather use a shampoo and conditioner that will nourish and strengthen your hair. The TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner does just that and more.

Together, these products repair and strengthen your hair’s natural protective layer for beautiful, radiant results.

Consider using products for colour treated hair

Bleaching your hair can leave it brittle and prone to easy damage, but that won’t be the case if you use products designed for colour treated hair. Try using a shampoo for colour treated hair such as the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo, that will protect and hydrate your hair while also prolonging its colour.

It can be costly

Going blonde is high maintenance, and we’ll tell you why. Regrowth happens so quickly, so most people that bleach their hair must colour it every month or two – depending on how fast it grows. You may also notice your hair going brassy when you don’t get it coloured regularly, so you’ll need to maintain it often with touch ups. So, it’s important to consider these costs before going blonde.

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