If there’s one thing more damaging to your hair than dying it, it’s not looking after it properly once it has been died. This can be particularly bad for those who died their hair blonde, because you’ve actually added bleach to your hair strands. You have probably all come across bleach at some point in your life. You most likely recognize it has a household cleaner. You might have also experienced its harsh staining properties that turn things white. It’s this staining quality that allows it to be so useful for dying hair. When you bleach something, you effectively draw the pigment color out of it, and the same happens when you bleach your hair. My number one tip for nourishing your bleached hair is to use purple shampoo. I’m not entirely sure how purple shampoo works but I know that it has something to do with the fact that it’s on the opposite side of the color wheel to yellow. It’s essentially a balancing technique to leave your hair looking as blonde as ever with the use of just one purple shampoo wash.
If I’m being totally honest, I actually don’t know why your hair goes brassy when you bleach it. I know that it has something to do with the oxidation of the bleach. I’d actually like to learn more about it but I’m not entirely sure that this should be the focus of my work right now. So, instead, I’ll just tell you what others before me have proved: purple shampoo works if your blonde hair is going a little brassy. When it’s starts to turn a little ginger or you can tell that the pigment is fading, it’s time to whip out your trusted tinted shampoo to work its magic. I actually do feel like purple shampoo is magical to some degree because you come out of the shower and blow dry it, you can literally see the color difference in your light locks. One of the reasons why blow drying is so good, is because it increases the pigment in your hair. Once again, I’m not exactly sure how this works, but I do know that it does. Anyway, in any case, your hair often looks better when it has been blow-dried than when you leave it to air dry – in terms of color at least! Honestly, when it comes to hair, there are some things that you just have to do to make it look normal and blow drying might be one of them. I don’t know about you, but I just feel much more put together when my hair has been freshly blow-dried. I don’t think you need to spend a lot on it, it’s actually one of those things that you can learn how to do on your own and proves to be a really useful life skill. But first – try purple shampoo.
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