By: Elle Haneke
Do blondes really have more fun? Only one way to find out! If summer 2020 has got you yearning to bleach out your curly locks the talented team at JouJou Hair Studio is here to help. All of our stylists are trained to work with all hair types and maintaining the integrity of your hair is our top priority. Bleaching can certainly produce dramatic and alluring results and also provide a base if you want to experiment with pastels or brights however, the harsh truth is, it can also be hard on your hair. Curly or textured hair is especially delicate because it tends to naturally lack moisture. Therefore, there are some things you should do to care for your curls before and after you bleach.
We suggest booking a color consultation with your JouJou stylist in order for them to best determine the condition of your hair and what to expect during and after you color it. Your stylist may even recommend you not go fully blonde all in one appointment but instead lighten it gradually spaced out among a few sessions. They can also offer you custom tips and products to use.
Since bleach dries out your hair and curls may already lack moisture, we suggest returning to JouJou for a special deep conditioning treatment a minimum of one week after of your color service. Lucky for you our salon is known for our special treatments so we will have your curls looking and feeling their best! Also, right after you color your hair we recommend you do not shampoo for several days.
Maintenance is just as essential as preparation so be sure to follow up with the deep conditioner regularly after you bleach your hair. Once you have fragile, bleached, curly hair it is essential to be extra diligent with your conditioning regime in order to keep it hydrated and avoid breakage. It is always a good idea to use products that are specially formulated for bleached or color-treated hair. These are designed to help prevent fading and also to provide your hair with extra moisture and proteins to strengthen your curls.
A great way to minimize damage is to limit your use of hot tools. Don’t forget your hair is the weakest and most susceptible to damage when it is wet, so, always use a wide tooth comb when detangling your damp tresses.Never, ever, under any circumstance attempt to hot style hair that is not completely dry! On the topic of wet hair be aware that not all water is created equal. If you notice that after you leave the salon your blonde becomes brassy you may have hard water which can cause the minerals in the water to deposit on the hair shaft turning it an unwanted shade.If you are dedicated to your blonde locks it may be worth investing in a shower head with a water softening filter. A good purple shampoo can also assist with avoiding the dreaded yellow tone.
Fake news alert: some people believe that dirty hair will not take to bleach as well. This is actually not true and we recommend the opposite. We suggest arriving to the salon with slightly dirty hair because the hair’s natural oils can provide a very thin barrier between the hair strands and the bleach. As an added bonus the natural oil in your hair can also help to cover the scalp and reduce the discomfort or irritation many experience during the actual bleaching process.
So beauties are you ready to lighten up? If so, we can not wait to see you at the salon!