To get rid of bleached hair and combat the damage that bleach does to human hair, it is necessary to add moisture and elasticity to allow further coloring. Keep the hair healthy by eating a healthy diet and using topical treatments.
- Pre-treat the hair
The pigment has already been lifted out of the hair, so bleached hair cannot be restored to its natural color without application of a dye. Use a non-permanent coloring that does not contain bleach and has a gentler effect with less chemicals, causing minimal damage. Condition the hair regularly before continuing to the next stage.
- Use a permanent coloring
The hair is now prepared for the application of a more permanent color dye. Use the instructions on the box to apply the a dye product, or go to a professional salon.
- Feed your hair
Human hair is affected by dietary intake. Iron and zinc help hair follicles stay healthy. Foods such as lean meat, lentils and any foodstuff rich in vitamins A and C also help improve overall hair health. Hair is made up of protein and benefits from an intake of high-protein foods, including chicken and dairy products. A hair mask also nourishes the follicles, such as egg yolk mixed with mashed avocado and a spoonful of honey. Massage the hair mask into damp, clean hair, leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it thoroughly.