Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 50

Thread: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

  1. #31
    Posterchild for Monistat suicides_eve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    In Chuck Norris' closet , maryland
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,175
    Length
    1"/26"/waist
    Type
    3a/3b/F/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    been there, growing it out now.. sorry to say your'll have to cut the damaged bits off. no saving them. i've tried as have many others with no luck. no amount of condtioners or protien treatments will bring it back.
    Makeup Tutorials for the brave and colorful
    View the Monistat Tutorial
    here
    My Hair Blog:
    http://suicideseve.blogspot.com

  2. #32
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    20
    Length
    25/25/35

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    Indeed. I've been trimming little bits and pieces off every once in a while when I'm feeling brave. Seeing as all of the mushy part is in the top layer of my hair, it's pretty much all short. Haha, I'm great for doing this (sarcasm). Oh well, it's slowly getting better... I guess. maybe eventually I'll feel decent enough to take a picture for you guys, but for now it's staying in its bun with a hairstick. Oh and something annoying to think about. Has anyone else realized how stupid middle school kids are about things you stick in your hair? I wear winnie the pooh chopsticks in mine pretty much everyday because I'm too cheap to buy something new. The kids are always like "OMFG why on earth would someone put a stick in their hair?!" hm maybe to hold it up.

    I'll cry if one of them pulls it out and unleashes this beast onto my head lol

  3. #33
    Busy IRL Delila's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,989
    Length
    Pixie/knee/???
    Type
    2a/F/i/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    You might try a porosity control conditioner. Roux makes one you can get at Sally's.

  4. #34
    Moderator Anje's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Age
    32
    Posts
    14,741
    Length
    shldr/Cls?!/knee?
    Type
    1c/2a/F/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    To get a good black, your best bet is to do a two-step process of first henna, then indigo. Indigo by itself is kinda blueish-greenish-gray, but it looks black when layered onto henna.

    As far as the henna fading, I've recently seen other folks with damaged hair complaining of it after their first henna application. The general response was that it won't fade after another application or two to the whole length. You'll also get the strengthening effects each time you do all your hair, though it'll darken as you do so.
    Lady Physis, Lorekeeper of Nature in the Order of the Long Haired Knights
    Cassia obovata has been reclassified as Senna italica. Don't confuse it with cinnamon!
    SMT Intro to Henna How to post a picture Reporting posts
    Unless I state that I'm speaking as a mod, assume I'm just speaking as a forum member.

  5. #35
    Member RancheroTheBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,876
    Length
    0"/Pixie/TBL
    Type
    2b/2c/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    I'd hate to hijack this thread, but what exactly is "mushy" hair? Ya'll are making me think of peas, and I'm awfully confused.

    (dec '13, jan '14 and february '14)
    Shaved
    | Pixie | Ear | Jaw | Chin | Collar | Shoulder | APL

  6. #36
    Obsessive Oilaholic ChloeDharma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    london
    Age
    36
    Posts
    5,545
    Length
    ?/33/?
    Type
    1b/F/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    I was in a similar situation to you when i first joined LHC, though my hair hadn't been bleached it had been coloured repeatedly using 30vol peroxide on the length each time because red fades so fast.

    I didn't cut it all off in one go. I switched to henna and repeated applications every 2 weeks at first, then every 4 weeks. I washed twice a week, CO routine, no shampoo at all, ever. I also added honey each tme i washed, used diluted vinegar rinses, and ket my hair oiled all the time, wth a minimum of an overnight heavy oiling each night before i washed but usually giving it 3 days a week at least of constant soaking in and i never wore my har down at all.
    I also misted daily with a mixture of water, a drop of glycerin, aloe vera gel and sometimes a drop of conditioner.
    I trimmed every 3-5 months depending on how quickly my ends started catching.
    The combination of regular henna, CO washing, heavy oilings and keeping it up, plus the DT's each wash allowed me to still grow from APL to nearly waist without it tapering too much or looking too bad.
    Another suggestion i'd make is to try using natural yogurt, maybe mixed with honey and some conditioner. I find it's always worked wonders on me.

    In terms of indigo, personally i'd just use the henna for the moment and not fuss with complicating things as your hair is finding colour hard to hold anyway. You might also want to do a weekly henna gloss maybe mixing it with yogurt so that it refreshes your colour, plus you get the added benefit of the strengthening properties of both of those ingredients at once.

    HTH
    http://img251.echo.cx/img251/7074/chloenewbig8rh.jpg
    The heart would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears.

  7. #37
    Member ljkforu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Hillsboro, OR
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,259
    Length
    28/36/36
    Type
    1b/M/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirin View Post
    Yup, know this well. First, again don't panic. The worst thing you can do is in a panic state try to fix this. You need to give your hair some time. Chances are, the protein treatments you are using just because of the one your using. Protein is not a problem, as long as you do a moisture treatment right AFTER each protein shot. So, hit sally's or a hair/beauty supply, and stock up on several protein treatments, and make sure to get:

    Protein filler! You'll need this when you do eventually color. It is added to the color mixture and "fills pourous holes" in the hair, which is why you got uneven results. I do recommend though, that you do not dye your hair with anything (with one exception i'll get to that later) for at least four weeks! Placing chemical color on top of freshly bleached hair is a no no, and worse if you got chemical burning from the bleach. Your scalp might feel better... but it likely isn't.

    Now onto the exception of hair coloring. If what you are looking to go for eventually is red, try body art quality henna. This stuff will SAVE your hair. Nothing can actually heal damage, but henna can strengthen hair (seriously), and the red will completely cover over that "green tinge" the chemical color messed up (or should at least). It takes several applications of henna to get to a dark red, but you can henna as often as you like, its good for your hair!!! Just make sure you use body art quality, go over to henna for hair and check it out.

    The best part is, Henna CAN be chemically covered over to a darker red later if you arent 100 percent satisfied with the color.
    Henna can also be modified towards brown or black using katam or indigo.
    FBC cream soap shampoo

  8. #38
    Posterchild for Monistat suicides_eve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    In Chuck Norris' closet , maryland
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,175
    Length
    1"/26"/waist
    Type
    3a/3b/F/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    Quote Originally Posted by RancheroTheBee View Post
    I'd hate to hijack this thread, but what exactly is "mushy" hair? Ya'll are making me think of peas, and I'm awfully confused.

    The best i can describe it:
    The hair is so chemically damaged it begins to disintegrate.

    The mush feeling is like touching a wet noodle slimy and squishy. There is no point of return after reaching this stage.

    when the hair is so chemically changed through repeated bleaching (stripping of color) it weakens the natural bonds of the hair.*SNAP*

    *shudder* brings back memories
    Makeup Tutorials for the brave and colorful
    View the Monistat Tutorial
    here
    My Hair Blog:
    http://suicideseve.blogspot.com

  9. #39
    Member RancheroTheBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,876
    Length
    0"/Pixie/TBL
    Type
    2b/2c/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    Quote Originally Posted by suicides_eve View Post
    The best i can describe it:
    The hair is so chemically damaged it begins to disintegrate.

    The mush feeling is like touching a wet noodle slimy and squishy. There is no point of return after reaching this stage.

    when the hair is so chemically changed through repeated bleaching (stripping of color) it weakens the natural bonds of the hair.*SNAP*

    *shudder* brings back memories
    Ooooh! I see. Yeah, that happened to me a few years back, when I decided it would be sweet to be blonde. It wasn't. Anywho.

    I know this girl who bleaches, chemically relaxes, curls, blowdrys and backcombs her hair regularly, in addition to getting extensions and sitting under UV lights all the time. Ughn. HER hair is mushy. And crunchy. At the same time.

    (dec '13, jan '14 and february '14)
    Shaved
    | Pixie | Ear | Jaw | Chin | Collar | Shoulder | APL

  10. #40
    Member missy60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,979
    Type
    2c/3a/F/i/ii

    Default Re: Mushy hair (after bleaching)

    I had my hair like this once. If you dont want to try henna I would get Apoghee it really saved my hair. Before doing any more coloring always do a strand test because you can get really weird results with bleached mushy hair.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •