5 Things Your Stylist Doesn't Tell You Before Bleaching YourHair
By Charlotte Palermino
Having been a hair virgin until recently, here are the five things I learned from sticking my head into a vat of chemicals.
1. Your texture doesn't just slightly change-it becomes a strange beast.
Hair responds differently to bleach, but anytime you are open up the pores of your strands to let chemicals oxidize the color that's in there, you can be sure whatever texture you once had will be no more. Most commonly, fine hair becomes rough, dry, and thicker.
What they don't tell you? Bleached hair can also become straight, curly, frizzy, or insanely brittle and the texture can continue to change the more you wash it. Since bleaching rips your pores open, those holes can continue to leak out whatever is left every time you wash. So even if your natural curls are there the day of your bleach, they might be gone tomorrow, no matter how much Argan Oil you're using.
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