A month ago I stupidly decided I wanted to try something new. I wanted to have lighter hair.
I’m dumb. It’s fall. I should’ve waited until spring, but I was antsy to try something new.
So what did I do?
I fucking bleached my hair! And not one…not two…but three times!
Some parts of my hair were really blonde others were orange. My hair was what you call blorange (blonde/orange). It was a nightmare!
I was 50 shades of blorange.
If you know anything about hair than you know how BAD bleach is for your hair.
I’m so angry with myself because my beautiful, thick, long hair is now dry, brittle, and breaking off. The worst it’s falling out like crazy.
I consulted Dr. Google and after trying multiple (and I mean multiple) these are some of the things I’ve found that have helped my hair tremendously, and I thought I would share it with you guys.
1.) Get a haircut after the bleaching
You have to trim the dead ends off! (Gasp) I know I had really long banging hair, but the ends were so damn fried I HAD to cut a whole freaking four inches off 🙁 (Don’t ever bleach your hair yourself k?!)
I take prenatal vitamins because I’m breastfeeding, but you can take any type of vitamins just make sure they have vitamin E and fish oil! That alone will help your hair and nails grow.
3.) Condition the hell out of your hair
I bought three different conditioners.
My favorite is this coconut milk one. It leaves my hair feeling really silky and smells great.
Besides your regular conditioner make sure to DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR ONCE A WEEK AT LEAST
I tried the Aussie brand 3 minute miracle, and I must say for 3 bucks it actually works really well.
DIY deep conditioner
Blend until smooth: one avocado, one banana, and two teaspoons of olive oil. Lather it onto your hair from roots to tips. Place a cap on your hair and leave it on for one hour. Then rinse it off with shampoo.
4.) Don’t wash your hair every day
Seriously, don’t. Every time I wash my damn hair chunks of it start falling out, so I try to minimize washing my hair. Besides, every time you wash it with shampoo your stripping your hair of it’s natural oils. Invest in a good sulfate free shampoo for when you do wash your hair.
Coconut oil and avocado oil are amazing!
2-3 times a week before going to bed I heat up a spoonful of coconut oil and add another spoonful of avocado oil. I then split my hair in sections and carefully lather it on. Afterwards I braid my hair and got to bed. (Yes, I go to bed with my greasy coconut/avocado hair). The following morning I rinse with shampoo and condition. My hair feels smooth, soft, and shiny!
*You can sleep with a towel on top of your pillow or put a cap on if the oil bothers you in bed
Moroccan/Argon oil are great as well. I use these two for when I style my hair.
The vitamin E oil pictured on the far left contains almond oil and other assortments of oils. It’s what I use on my eyelashes and eyebrows. I’ll do a separate post on how I grew my eyebrows out and got them threaded for the first time!
No joke I had no eyebrows and within three months I have almost achieved what I like to call eyebrow goals.
Hoped this helps you if your like me and suffering from an at home hair bleaching disaster. And remember its just hair! I know, I became so depressed after cutting my hair (is that vain?) I felt even worse when my hair started falling out, but it’s just hair it will grow back.
I’m back to the dark side now (brown hair). I’ll attempt blonde again in the summer and this time I’m going to a hairstylist. Sometimes DIY just doesn’t work out.
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