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March 04, 2022 2 min read

Summer is just a few months away, and we know what you’re thinking: “Maybe I should lighten my hair this season.” 

This is your sign tosay no

Bleach may seem like the quickest way to get lighter hair; however, it can seriously damage your hair. A better option is to use natural, gradual lighteners. Or, if you have time to get your hair colored at a salon, ask for foil highlights or lowlights instead—depending on the current color of your hair. It might cost you a little extra money up front, but it’ll save you a ton on damage remedies in the long run. Plus, you’ll probably be much happier with a more subtle, temporary look!

“Bleach works by going into the hair shaft and reacting with the stable pigment molecules, breaking them down into components that will wash right out of your hair and down the drain.”But when it does that, the bleach also breaks down the moisture and natural fatty acids on the hair shaft, weakening the strand and causing your hair to break off. Immediate hair loss after bleaching is common, especially when the chemical is left on too long. The hair becomes that weak, which is one of many reasons why we should all depend on professionals to achieve lighter hair. 

Once you’ve processed your hair with bleach, you’ll have stripped your hair of all moisture, leaving it dry and unmanageable. When your hair is incapable of retaining moisture, it’s more prone to breakage. You’re also making it nearly impossible to achieve your natural color again. If your hair leans more auburn or chestnut in color, you run the risk of ending up with that brassy orange color everyone tries to avoid. 

You will cause damage that could takeyears to recover from bleaching your hair unless you chop it all off. Our #1 piece of advice for you, this summer is to embrace your natural color! A little bit of self-control and refusing to process your hair chemically is the best way to keep your hair in excellent condition so that it always looks and feels nourished. 

Plus, who doesn’t love a low-maintenance hair color?! Once you choose to embrace the shade you were born with, you’ll be super relieved at the amount of time and money you’ll save, not needing to keep up with appointments at the salon. Oh, and did we mention the number of products you won’t be influenced to purchase due to your suddenly dry, damaged hair? Remember, the healthier your hair is naturally, the less you’ll have to invest in it. The same rule applies to all areas of your health! 

Are you in the midst of mending dryness and split ends from a previous bleach treatment? We got you! GiveHair Hair a try, and watch your fried, damaged locks transform into a gorgeous, healthy head of hair in just a few weeks!