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Can I dye my hair after lightening?
Can I dye my hair after lightening?

Becoming a blonde is almost every woman's dream. Blonde hair attracts men's looks, blondes are more popular, light hair immediately sets its owner out of the crowd - there are many reasons for lightening.

However, the lightening result is not always pleasing. Curls become yellow, look like straw, light color simply "does not go".

How long can it take to dye bleached hair to regain self-confidence and visual appeal? How to do this so as not to completely destroy the structure of the strands?

If bleached hair is dyed correctly, the damage from exposure to chemicals can be minimized.

The consequences of lightening

Even if the bleaching technology was followed, it is impossible to completely neutralize the harm of the procedure:

  1. The scalp and hair become drier. A negative change in most cases is reflected in the tips - they begin to split and break off. If the composition is overexposed, then hair loss and dandruff can be provoked;
  2. As the structure changes - the pigment discolors and fades, the elasticity and firmness of the curls decreases;
  3. Individual rods become thinner, the hair gets confused, it becomes difficult to comb it. At the same time, it is easier to put curls in a hairstyle - since their total volume decreases.

External factors now have a greater impact - less sebaceous secretion is released, the strands are overdried, the keratin rods are porous. Hair becomes almost defenseless.

This happens even during salon procedures, when the master selects the composition, taking into account the quality of the hair and skin of the potential client. And the lightening procedure, which was carried out at home, often leaves a woman unhappy.

To restore the quality of the hair, nourishing masks are used - home and professional, they massage the root zone. But what can you do to improve your appearance? How long can it take to dye your hair after bleaching so as not to provoke hair loss?

How to color bleached hair without harm?

Even if your color was dark, you should not even dream of returning to it immediately. To do this, you will have to use resistant paints with aggressive components - the degree of damage will only increase. If possible, after lightening it is worth "looking like a blonde" for at least 2 weeks. This time is needed to nourish the damaged strands.

The best way to regain firmness and softness is with oil wraps. Any masks with oils are suitable - additional ingredients are introduced into them according to your own taste.

Nutrient oils include:

  • castor;
  • burdock;
  • coconut;
  • nettle;
  • hemp;
  • jojoba.

When combing on a comb or massage brush, it is advisable to apply 3-5 drops of light-textured vegetable oils - almond or shea. This will help restore dried out ends.

At this stage, you should not add agents with alcohol or irritants to the masks - they not only stimulate blood flow to the root area, but also additionally dry out. Better to do a scalp massage with nourishing oils.

Linseed oil quickly tidies up the hair - 3-4 procedures.

After applying this remedy to the head, you should carefully close the curls from the light. If this is not done, then you will notice that the hair has become even worse - in the light, linseed oil is oxidized and phenol is released. This poisonous substance - a carcinogen - has a detrimental effect on organic structures, destroying them. Flaxseed oil should be used with caution.

If the color after discoloration turned out to be yellow or grayish, hardly anyone wants to wait 2 weeks - not wearing a hat?

In this case, nourishing masks are made with the same regularity - 2 times a week, and the hair is tinted with a tinted shampoo or balm.

The fact that most tint products have a purple hue should not be scary - this pigment perfectly neutralizes yellowness. Before using tinting agents, you must carefully read the instructions so as not to get "Malvina's hairstyle".

For those who are disappointed by the "blond", the method with a tint balm is not suitable - they want to quickly get rid of the consequences of an unsuccessful experiment. In this case, you need to pick up ammonia-free sparing paints of a natural light shade - they usually start with light brown.

It is useless to apply the desired dark color right away - it will wash off instantly, and the strands will become even drier. In addition, since the pigment is cleanly etched away, the paint will be uneven - it will be impossible to predict the final result.

You should not immediately expect a lasting result. To dye bleached hair with ammonia-free dyes, making them a few tones darker, the dye composition will have to be applied up to 3-4 times. And you need to keep in mind that you cannot do this several times in a row. Between manipulations, it is necessary to continue to restore the quality of the hair with nourishing masks.

How to dye bleached hair light brown?

The light brown color has many shades, which is very convenient - from almost blond to light brown-haired. That is why hair restoration begins with him.

In most professional palettes, light brown is presented in the following options, which are suitable for dyed bleached hair:

  • 9/1 - for ashy blondes;
  • 8/1 - light blond ashy with a metallic tint;
  • 7/1 - light blond ashy - graphite shade.

The following options are already darker:

  • 8/0 - light blond;
  • 7/0 - medium blond;
  • 6/0 - dark blond.

The transition from one color to another should be done gradually. In hairdressing conditions, it is possible to solve the problem of how to dye lightened hair in a dark color as quickly as possible.

The hairdresser has the ability to tone the strands and carry out selective highlighting at the same time.

The procedure will also take time - you cannot immediately enter very dark strands, but on light blond ash they will already look natural, and in the future you can “jump” over one of the light shades, speeding up the return to your - or desired - color.

But in some cases, home repainting is more beneficial. There are situations when a woman chose "blond" because she was dissatisfied with her own color and life, and wanted to radically change her appearance. With a gradual darkening of the hair, you can find "your" shade and further darkening is not needed.

When you manage to get away from an aggressive blonde, it is not necessary to follow a light brown color scheme. There is an opportunity to choose a honey or brownish shade, try all the ranges of rich red pigment. 2-3 months after radical lightening, you can already use tint products.

Natural paints after clarification

Why can't you repaint your hair after lightening with natural paints - henna or basma? They strengthen hair, restore it, and heal with it. The fact is that the benefits of natural dyes are somewhat overestimated by popular rumor. Since they change pigmentation, they also have a drying effect.

And when applied to bleached curls, you can most likely get a green color.

You should be very careful with natural paints - the individual perception of the coloring pigment has a very strong influence on the final result. Lightened weak hair behaves unpredictably.

Nor should one resort to popular advice, "ennobling" professional formulations with natural ingredients.

They should not be diluted to treat overdried strands with herbal decoctions, add coffee, black tea, cranberry juice, and more. It is worth experimenting only with healthy, unclarified strands.

You need to be prepared for the fact that the dried strands will have to be cut as they grow.

The best advice you can give to a woman who has unsuccessfully dyed blonde is to seek the advice of a professional master.

But if for some reason this advice is not suitable, then it is possible to cope with recovery at home. The main thing is not to rush. Gradual staining and application of nutrients is the path from "blond" to your own color.

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