Breakage, dry brittle hair, and a loss of your natural curl pattern are just a few of the things you have to worry about once you decide to bleach and color your hair.
Most people choose New Years to reflect on the year and make goals for the new one, but I prefer to do so on my birthday. For my birthday in June, I chose to be bold and dye my hair blue to mark the beginning of a new year in life. So I paid in advance so I wouldn’t chicken out and then headed to Urban Hair Studio and trusted Saul Juma aka #hairdresser254 to work his magic.
My hair is naturally black so we had to bleach it twice to get it to platinum blonde and then added the blue hair on top. The entire process takes all day since the hairdresser has to be careful not to damage your hair. Saul added Afroliciouske oils to the bleach to reduce its harshness as an added precaution. Seven hours later my blue was done and ready to face my birthday as a brand new person.
The first thing you will notice is how dry and straw-like your hair will feel. It won’t retain moisture and also your color might bleed everywhere. This is because bleaching raises the hair cuticle and you need to do a protein treatment to close the cuticle back down.
- Do oil treatments and deep conditioning treatments weekly.
- Do a protein treatment monthly.
- Always wash your hair with lukewarm/ cold water to prevent the color from fading fast.
- Find easy low manipulation hairstyles that can last a couple of days. (Twists are always a favorite.)
ROCK YOUR COLOUR WITH CONFIDENCE LEVELS ON 100!!
It has been 6 months and I am still very much in love with my hair. You can see more on my experience on FACEBOOK . I didn’t experience any breakage or damage thanks to good hair practices. Have you dyed your hair before and what was your experience? If you could go bold, what color would you choose?
Have an amazing and don’t forget to be bold and fearless in whatever you choose.