American politician Hillary Clinton once said ““If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.” And how right she is. Today we have so many beautiful hairstyles and hair colours that turn the heads of admiring men and envious women.
With a bold bleaching and the right cut all women can look like goddesses. Only problem is that with bleaching comes complications.
Now we are not saying don’t bleach your hair as the end product can look completely out of this world, captivating to the eye, a rare beauty.
What we are saying is that it is no secret that bleaching damages the hair bonds causing them to break, that is why it is so very important that when you are bleaching or using highlights that it is done in conjunction with a product that will prevent the damage.
How Bleach Works
Bleach and highlights work by removing the colour from your hair in a process that is known as oxidation. This process decolourises the pigment in your hair follicles. If you leave the bleach on for too long it can almost turn white, this is the oxidation in progress.
Ammonia and peroxide are the most commonly used bleaching agents and are more often than not mixed together, when used separately they are unstable in the lightening of the hair.
Products that claim to be peroxide free should not fool you either, these products will contain another bleaching agent that will have the same process in lightening your hair and same damaging effect.
Again this is not to scare you away from bleaching your hair, it’s just a reminder that if you bleach your hair without a product that protects it, you will end up with dry and broken hair.
Bleaching Damage To Hair
While most methods or colouring your hair is potentially damaging, bleaching is said to be the most damaging, this is why it is important to add an agent to the process that stops the inevitable damage that can occur to your hair.
Bleaching leads to loss of moisture that can leave your hair brittle, dry making it more susceptible to breakage and split ends.
It is also said that bleached hair is more porous and therefore left more vulnerable to other chemical and non-chemical processes. This includes all heated tool styling, curling and straightening.
The amount of damage done also depends on the amount of colour change. For instance, going from a dark to a light shade is the most hazardous because the colouring (bleaching) agent is stronger and left on for longer.
The Solution To Damaged Hair
Thankfully we need not worry about the damaging effects of bleaching and highlighting because of an outstandingly incredible product called Olaplex the perfect hair damage treatment.
Not only does Olaplex prevent damage during services such as colouring or bleaching, but it also repairs hair that has already been damaged.
Olaplex is free of silicone, sulphates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten and is never tested on animals. Olaplex reconnects broken disulphide sulphur bonds in the hair.
Olaplex is the birth child of single ingredient chemistry which is free from silicone, phthalates gluten or oils that link broken bonds in the hair making them stronger than before.
3 Steps to Repairing Damaged Hair
- Damaged Hair Bond Multiplier:This can be added to your colour service or any other hair service that’s being done, such as bleach or heat treatments.
- Damaged Hair Bond Perfector:After the service has been done and rinsed off, the OLAPLEX No.2 is applied and left on your hair for 10 + minutes.
- Damaged Hair Perfector:Where No.1 and No.2 are in-salon treatments, the No.3 is a take home product that you apply to your hair yourself. This will maximise the result of OLAPLEX and will sustain you between salon visits.
So go out, and knock your own story off the front page with an incredible hair colour that puts sunsets to shame in its beauty, and do so without ever having to worry about damage.