I’m a bottled blonde, and I love being a bottled blonde. However, since I love to get my hair bleached and maintain my illustrious bottled blonde locks, my hair can get super dry and frizzy. I’ve been getting my hair bleached BY A PROFESSIONAL IN A SALON since high school, so the dry ends and frizzy hair are things I’ve had some time to figure out how to try and combat for years. Since not bleaching my hair is NOT an option, I’ve had to test out about every single condition/mask/treatment I’ve been able to get my hands on to help my hair stay as healthy as it can and stay moisturized.
I’ve been using a hair masks, along with two different conditioners that I alternate between for a few couple of months now and I’m really like them so far. While my frizz isn’t gone and my hair isn’t soft as silk, I have noticed a huge difference in the feel of my hair and a decrease in how frizzy it is. I’ve shared my process below, along with the links to the products!
If you have bleach in your hair, get Olaplex. GET IT NOW. My stylist uses it as a bond protector when she’s bleaching my hair to minimize damage, and I use the No. 3 Hair Perfecter Treatment, and the No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner about once a week. I don’t use either every day, because I’ve heard that too much protein isn’t good for you hair, but when my hair is starting to feel “weak”, I’ll use the treatment and let it sit in my hair for a few hours/overnight, and then the conditioner, and I can tell the biggest difference. I’m not sure the exact science behind it, but it has something to do with strenghting the bonds/proteins in your hair to make it stronger and healthier. Professional stylist friends, correct me if I’m wrong on this.
This stuff is a conditioning GAME CHANGER. BIOLAGE Hydrasource Conditioning Balm for Dry Hair is more of a balm rather than a cream conditioner, and it’s made the biggest difference in the health of my hair. I try to only wash my hair twice a week to really make use of my hairs natural oils, but when I do wash my hair, I’ll use this after I shampoo and rinse, and I let it sit for as long as I can. I’ll shave my legs, really take extra time on washing my face, and sing along to a few of my favorite songs from Hamilton before I wash this stuff out. It smells great, and I can really tell a difference with how moisturized the ends of my hair are along with the rest of my locks after using it.
Since I bleach my hair, it’s super important that I do what I can to keep it healthy in between visits to the salon. What are some things that you do to help get your bleached hair healthy? Let me know in the comments below!