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Colorist's advice on safe hair bleaching frequency

Colorist's advice on safe hair bleaching frequency Is it ok to frequently bleach hair? (Photo: Freepik)

Hair coloring adds diversity to life, allowing individuals to look more interesting, vibrant, and emphasize their uniqueness. However, it is essential to know how often hair can be lightened, writes Real Simple.

What happens during hair lightening

During hair bleaching, chemical substances carefully remove color pigments.

Colorist Lauren Paglionko says that when lightening powder is applied to the hair, the "scales" open up.

For a few days, your hair may seem a bit dry, but over time, it can recover. However, if you repeatedly color your hair, it can cause damage to the hair structure.

Signs of damaged hair:

  • Dryness

  • Hair curling

  • Brittle

  • Lack of elasticity

  • Split ends

  • Excessive tangling

Ideally, experts recommend lightening hair no more than once every eight weeks.

Can hair be lightened twice in one day?

If you have dark hair, lightening is not always a simple process. Often, to achieve the desired lightness, two or more bleaching sessions are needed.

Colorists do not recommend lightening hair twice in one day. This is because it can severely damage both the hair and the scalp.

Severely damaged lightened hair is almost always caused by multiple lightening sessions.

Care for lightened hair should be gentle, using conditioners, minimal heat styling, and delicate combing.

Lightened hair requires more moisture, so switch to moisturizing hair care.

Before heat styling your hair, spray a heat protectant to prevent additional damage.

Rough combing can further damage already brittle strands. Use a leave-in conditioner or detangling spray to make combing easier on wet hair.

Previously, we reported on mistakes that make hair grow slower.