Alot of people don’t believe me when I tell them that I have bleached my hair 4x and dyed if on top more than 4 times. Do I just have naturally healthy hair? No. With pastel hair in style, you definitely have to know HOW to take care of your hair so that you can maintain the color and the quality of it afterwards. A lot of people will freak out after 1 session of bleaching, but honey, you know to get any “pastel” hair color, you MUST bleach it at LEAST 2 or 3 times! Well, my secret will be revealed on today’s post, my first FLEEK diary, on how I take care of my hair.
First, let me give a shoutout to my hair dresser, Tai (@taikieuapril05). Ladies, if you want ahhhamzinggg pastel hair, go to him because he will take care of you and your hair the way it should be! The thing about him I love the most is that he doesn’t try to finish it fast and accurate, he dedicates his time to make sure that your hair turns out to be the product that you asked for!
So here it is. How do I maintain my hair?
The first 2 times when I got my hair bleached for every other night I nourished my hair with coconut oil. You can buy the organic virgin coconut oil from Trader Joe’s and soak your hair in the oil for minimum 30 minutes (sometimes I sleep in it!) and wash it out. WARNING!! the most common mistake many people make are that they blow dry their hair after organic oil cleanse. These are NATURAL oils!! If you are applying any heat after using natural oil in your hair you are FRYING your hair!! so let it naturally dry and style it few hours after!
Some products that I have used to maintain my hair health is a bit pricey but if you are willing to spend money to get your hair to a certain color you have to be committed to keep your hair healthy as well! First, I use the PUREOLOGY in strength and cure. This small bottle is concentrated so you only have to use small amount of it to apply into your hair with water. Trust me on this, I haven’t had anyone who I have recommended this item to that hasn’t seen the difference in their first wash!!! If you have very damaged hair I would highly recommend this item because you WILL see a difference the next day 🙂
Next, every other day or every 3 days I use Schwarzkopf purple shampoo to maintain the silver in my hair. Using purple shampoo takes TIME and effort, because you should leave it in your hair for about 10 minutes for it to take the effect. After make sure to rinse your hair with some conditioner (purple conditioner if you have!) because purple shampoo isn’t meant to keep your hair healthy, it is there to keep your hair maintain the color.
okay, so after we wash our hair, next step it conditioning. Every other day I use MACADAMIA hair mask. This stuff guys, really works. you only need a little bit in your hair and lather it and leave it in for about 5 minutes and boom! your hair is silky smooth while you are rinsing it out!! It’s one of the most popular items on the market and it definitely is worth trying 🙂
Okay, so we are out of the shower and the steps are half way done. Next I use a leave in conditioner or ALTERNA caviar repair protein cream. What this does is it restores the protein that you have lost while bleaching your hair. I have used this product ever since the first time I bleached my hair and this stuff is amazing. It is a little bit on the priceyr side but I don’t think my hair can survive without this product! It definitely is a MUST BUY.
Last but not least, while you are styling your hair, make sure to be using a heat protectant spray!! After taking care of your hair up to this point, the last thing you want to do it damage all of it by applying heat onto all the products that you have put money and effort into. Heat protectant spray will help your hair be healthy from all the negative things that is applied onto your hair and I can tell you that it will keep your hair looking even shiner and healthier!
So there you have it. THAT is how I maintain my hair health. If you ask me, you should really know what you get your self into when you are on your way to getting your hair bleached! Do the research and you will be able to have some AMAZINGG hair that you have always dreamed of! ❤