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maegalcarwen
June 19th, 2014, 12:02 PM
Dear LHC members,

I recently bleached my hair because of a horrible coloring job:/ I got a good trim afterwards, and I know that it takes time & care to get your hair texture back after a bleach. I just want some advice and tips on how to help this process! My hair type is 2b/c, coarse-ish.

I am not a pro in this, so I am not sure what exactly I need to use or do to help my hair get back to shape. What can I do?
Please share your methods, remedies, DIY, or products!

http://s28.postimg.org/70r9ptccp/unnamed_2.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/70r9ptccp/)

Thank you!

Undomiel
June 19th, 2014, 12:24 PM
When I bleached my hair before it would look like your picture but it wasn't just frizzy or poofy in my case, it was also really dry and straw-like. How does your hair feel atm? If it's anything like mine was maybe try doing an overnight oil treatment or stick to condition only washes as much as you can?

Nope
June 19th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Try a good protein treatment followed up by a deep moisture treatment. Also, avoid brushing, combing, and washing your hair as much as you can, and stick to gentle washing methods. Oiling the ends or using some panacea may also help.

two_wheels
June 19th, 2014, 01:10 PM
I say it in all these threads... for me, pre-wash coconut oil (liberally applied, left overnight), and LOC in small quantities (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=118167) have really, really helped. I have 2a hair with mostly medium and some coarse wiry strands that like to poke up and cause trouble.

Henna also helped a great deal, if you're not fussy about having permanent orange hair ;)

ETA- oh, if it's bleach damage then I imagine protein would be your best first bet

Larki
June 19th, 2014, 01:15 PM
I'm sure regular deep conditioning will help!

meteor
June 19th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Best anti-frizz solution I know of is: occlusives / anti-humectants. Occlusives like oils, butters, waxes, silicones all coat hair and slow down water entering and leaving hair, since it's water and changes in humidity that often cause hair to poof/frizz.

If you are constantly battling frizz issues, you might be wavier/curlier than you think, so you might want to re-think your routine. You might need pre-poo oiling and oil leave-ins. Look into the LOC method for sealing in moisture. Also, some variation of the Curly Girl Method (by Lorraine Massey) can help cut down on frizz dramatically.


ETA: Since your hair is porous (bleached hair), you can probably benefit from regular deep treatments with hydrolyzed proteins (you can get Aphogee 2-Step, Redken Extreme Builder, K-Pak, or try DIY gelatin treatments), penetrating oils (coconut, avocado, olive), 18-MEA, ceramides, artificial peptides, silicones. Damaged hair absorbs conditioning ingredients much better than virgin hair and needs heavier conditioning.

lapushka
June 19th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Seconding protein followed by moisture. Also you might try a deep conditioner instead of your regular conditioner or simply condition twice (method is in my signature) and try the LOC method on top of it.

maskedrose
June 19th, 2014, 04:42 PM
Lush's Retread conditioner has really helped control my the frizzies for me. It's expensive, but I don't need much and it seems to be a really good balance of moisture and protein for me.

ErinLeigh
June 19th, 2014, 04:48 PM
My best products for bleached hair are
Redken extreme builder plus deep conditioner applied after clarifying monthly.
Briogeo hair repair don't care deep conditioner applied monthly.
Salerm hair regenerator applied weekly or if I am out of it I use Sally's beauty protein filler. (Just put into spray bottle, spritz and leave overnight for me, a $2 bottle lasts forever.
Coconut oil as a prepoo every time
Cowashes to keep hair from getting dry (I alternate using proteins or not to keep balance)
LOC method post wash to retain moisture. I use Alba leave in conditioner and jojoba oil followed by
Nightblooming Panacea.
shimmer lights purple shampoo once a month to keep the color from getting too yellow.
I also do a monthly heavy leave in conditioner with avocado oil on top then damp bun for softeness.

Its sounds like a lot because it is. I only do all that because I am using up product. I could streamline a lot. My must haves are the deep conditioners, coconut oil and the LOC products.

The actual products and routines may vary but basically you want to give hair lots of moisture and a good dose of hydrolyzed proteins. I find ceramides and 18-MEA work wonders in conjunction (the Redken and salerm)

for or day to day frizz and dryness LOC is most useful. For helping hair look and feel stronger the deep conditioners are where it is at. I try to put back into hair because so much was stripped out.

Janette17
June 19th, 2014, 08:55 PM
Everything above, plus if my hair is feeling a little dry after conditioning I leave a tiny bit of conditioner in (just a dab) and dont rinse.

HintOfMint
June 19th, 2014, 09:21 PM
Coconut oil as a pre-wash oiling helps a great deal.

After a wash though, a leave-in conditioner combined with a texturizing cream or pomade at the ends and damp bunning smooths everything out really well.

DarleneH
June 19th, 2014, 10:09 PM
Baby oil is taking a lot of fluffy frizz out of mine. Also making it straighter and flatter, so I try to keep it away from scalp and roots as much as possible.

MissPetite2010
June 19th, 2014, 11:50 PM
I just recently start using the microfiber towel and fell in love. After washing hair, I keep it in the towel for about 10-20 minutes, then I squeeze out the access. Letting my hair air dry the rest, besides combing. Before that I found out about the microfiber towel my hair used to be soo frizzy, poofy when it dried. But, so far very good results. Less, noticeable frizz. Sometimes using a leave in conditioner as well. Worth a shot. :)

maegalcarwen
June 20th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Oh wow, I subscribed for notifications but never got any:confused:

Anyway, thank you so much for all the advice!

I will definitely look up some of the products recommended and also the DIY treatments! Thank you again!

Meteor, I am never really sure how my hair is, it was really curly when it was shorter, but when its long it gets straighter and straighter, I even asked my Mother about how it was when I was a kid and she agrees. So I am not sure, I guess its just totally living a life of its own.


Here is what I do now/usually:
- shampoo
- condition/deep condition
- rinse with cold water
- use a towel like this to dry my hair: http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/293/480/583/583480293_653.JPG
- DIY mask a few times a month ( usually with eggs, yoghurt, and some oils or just coconut oil)
- often use oil in my hair, prewash or leave in, i found coconut, olive and sweet almond works the best
- recently ran out of my serum, which was this one:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xb1o6hQHNVA/UE3jZdsw8XI/AAAAAAAAAMw/xB6X0KYXokw/s1600/DSCF3705.JPG
- i don't brush when dry ( dry-> breaks)
- i don't use ANY heat ( airdry)
- i use hair-friendly hair tools eg. wide tooth comb, no-metal bands, twister pins etc

I currently have sweet almond oil in my hair, it makes it look a bit more stringy and wavy.
I'll attach a picture, but my hair definitely doesn't look its best here:/

http://s24.postimg.org/crhwnaysx/unnamed_4.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/crhwnaysx/)

lapushka
June 21st, 2014, 10:57 AM
http://s24.postimg.org/crhwnaysx/unnamed_4.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/crhwnaysx/)

That does look like a 2a/2b wave to me.

jacqueline101
June 21st, 2014, 11:19 AM
Try a good protein treatment followed up by a deep moisture treatment. Also, avoid brushing, combing, and washing your hair as much as you can, and stick to gentle washing methods. Oiling the ends or using some panacea may also help.

I agree with everything but panacea I've never used it and the oil I used on my frizzy permed hair was argan oil. I really liked that oil a lot.

maegalcarwen
June 22nd, 2014, 07:38 AM
Lapushka,

Yes on this one does, it is after the bleaching + i have a lot of oil in it. But it looks different depending on what I do to it:/ For example this one is from the non-bleach era, approx. 7 months ago. And it was shorter, yes, but my hair really doesn't like bleach:(

http://s14.postimg.org/impsmjzv1/20131010_115909.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/impsmjzv1/)

lapushka
June 22nd, 2014, 09:49 AM
Lapushka,

Yes on this one does, it is after the bleaching + i have a lot of oil in it. But it looks different depending on what I do to it:/ For example this one is from the non-bleach era, approx. 7 months ago. And it was shorter, yes, but my hair really doesn't like bleach:(

http://s14.postimg.org/impsmjzv1/20131010_115909.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/impsmjzv1/)

My waves look different depending on what is done to the hair as well, only natural. ;)
Pretty picture! :)

Darkhorse1
June 22nd, 2014, 11:17 AM
I would test protein first. I tried coconut oil and it made my hair dry and damaged. Some people's hair just doesn't like proteins. If your hair is lacking moisture, I'd use olive oil. I find that makes my hair sleek and soft and shiny. I work outdoors so my hair takes a beating in the sun, regardless of how much care I use to protect it. Olive oil is my saving grace. You can also do a deep conditioning. Bleaching hair saps moisture, so you want to return moisture to the strands. Perhaps getting a consult from a professional will help. good luck!

Darkhorse1
June 22nd, 2014, 11:18 AM
PS--John Freida's Frizz ease conditioner---works for me every time!

MINAKO
June 22nd, 2014, 12:01 PM
Molasses pre-poo, a mix of keratin and silk protein plus frequent oiling (sesame, argan, castor, coconut, flaxseed, avocado and lanolin are my current go tos, i like to switch things up) do the trick for me.

Loopy
June 23rd, 2014, 08:02 AM
For me, honey treatments get rid of frizz/poofiness really well. I just need to mind my scalp. I find it also helps stop static in winter. Oiling as well. Lush R&B leave-in conditioner helps a bit, but I find it does not stop the frizz quite as well as the first two.