Four Top Tips for Looking After Bleach-Damaged Hair

If you’ve bleached your hair in the past, then you’re probably now dealing with the fall-out of that decision. Whilst blonde or pastel hair can look amazing, there’s quite a hefty price to pay concerning the damage that it can do to your locks, especially if you’re naturally entirely dark-haired and had to go through a lot of bleaching to achieve the desired color. Even worse, if you used a home-bleaching kit and didn’t get your dramatic change done by a professional at a hair salon, then you could be experiencing even more disastrous side-effects. But, thankfully, the good news is that even terribly damaged hair can be saved and, with time and some tender loving care, restored to good health again. Here are some top tips for looking after your bleach damaged hair.

Tip #1. Wash Your Hair Less

Washing your hair is essential for keeping it clean and smelling fresh, but washing your hair too often can lead to dry, brittle locks and encourage split ends, leaving your hair looking frizzy and feeling a little delicate. If you’re washing your hair every day, then this is far too often. Ideally, you should wash around once or twice a week. The first time that you leave your hair longer than usual before washing it again, it’s normal for it to get a little greasy. But, don’t worry as your hair will adjust to the new routine and be in much better condition for it.

Tip #2. Avoid Heated Styling

Many of us couldn’t live without our trusty hair straighteners or curling tongs. However, excessive use of heat styling is the worst thing for bleach damaged hair. If possible, it’s best to stop using heated tools altogether for a while and turn to gentler methods, such as tying your hair up in curlers overnight. You can also find many great hairstyles at mynewhairstyles.net that may not require you to use any heated tools at all to ensure that your locks look beautiful.

Tip #3. Get a Trim

If you’ve been bleaching your hair, the then chances are that the ends will be starting to split and trim will be necessary to stop it looking flat and thin. Even if your hair is already short, a quick trim just to tidy up the ends will help your hair to look fuller and in better condition. Although it’s a myth that trimming your hair will help it to grow faster, it will certainly tidy it up and make it look healthier.

Tip #4. Use Deep Conditioning Treatments

Lastly, it’s important to consider the condition of your hair above all else after it’s suffered bleach damage. About once a week, take the time to give your hair some love and do a deep conditioning treatment, either with specialized conditioners that you can purchase from your hair salon, or natural remedies such as coconut oil. Leave your conditioner or oil on for a least a couple of hours, or even overnight if you can to get the best effects.

Did these tips help with improving your hair? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.


  1. These are some great tips. My hair used to be so damaged from bleaching and dying. I'm so thankful it has finally grown out. No more for me!

  2. I love these tips. I didn't realize this happens when you bleach your hair.