We recently wrote about the causes, signs and fixes of damaged hair (check out ‘How to care for damaged hair’). Today’s post is an extension of our earlier advice based on the experience of someone who suffered bleach-ravaged hair and recovered it back to health.
You see, we found this story on the www.rocknrollbride.com website. The author, Kat, has striking pink hair with purple roots in a beautiful ombre effect. Two years prior to penning her blog post, though, was a different story altogether. Due to hairdresser negligence, where bleach had been applied carelessly and overlapped, Kat’s hair was stretchy when wet, and straw-like and thin when dry.
With the help of her ‘fairy hairmother’, Kat managed to reverse the damage and shares how with other people who may find themselves in a similar, sad situation. Much of this advice mirrors our earlier tips, namely avoiding hot styling tools, cutting down on chemicals, limiting washing and getting a good trim. There’s also this extra guidance:-
Restore the protein: With chemically damaged hair, protein is degraded. To repair the outer layer and put the protein back into your hair, use protein-rich shampoo, conditioner and treatments. Once the restoration is complete, switch back to your normal hair products as too much protein in your hair isn’t great either.
Moisturise your hair: On top of your high-protein hair diet, give it a moisture injection using hydrating products such as argan oil-based deep conditioning treatments. This will help combat brittleness and breakage.
Take fish oil supplements: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils can nourish your scalp, thicken hair strands and encourage new growth. As with all tablets, however, it’s best checking with your doctor first in order to get the right dosage and minimise possible side effects.
Wear clip-in extensions: Why not invest in some natural clip-in extensions and dye them to match your hair colour? This can give your own hair a break and present the appearance of thicker, healthier and stronger hair during the recovery phase.
Be patient: The best thing you can do is allow plenty of time. There’s no overnight rescue. With patience and persistence, you’ll notice big changes to the health of your hair and scalp over a lengthier timeframe.
Unfortunately Kat’s sorry tale was the result of bad hairdressing. If the same fate befalls you, don’t suffer in silence. Instruct our expert legal team who are specialists in claims against hairdressers so you can be compensated accordingly. We operate in the strictest of confidence and focus on the best outcome for you always.