This is a hair question.
February 15, 2013 10:46 AM Subscribe
For 9 or so months, I've been dying my usually light brown hair pink and blue after bleaching it. I bleach it every 3 months or so, and use manic panic every month or so. How can I keep my hair as strong and healthy as possible?
posted by kpht to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The bleach (the manic panic type) is harsh, and my hair has been breaking and becoming even thinner than it normally is. For the first few weeks after bleaching, I'm half-afraid I'm going to go entirely bald. My hair stands straight up and I look like Nick Nolte's mug shot before I shower in the morning. I'm a hot mess.
I don't know crap about hair products, and I'm wondering what options are available to try to keep my hair strong. I could always go back to natural, but I truly enjoy the pink hair. I let the roots grow out until I really can't stand it anymore before I re-bleach. The only thing I've been using is a cheap Garnier Fructis type shampoo meant for colored hair, but I know that probably isn't helping much. Most hair questions seem to be about how to keep the color in longest, but my problem is just how sad my hair is in general!
Can any pros give me tips on what works best? Cheaper's better, but if it's something worth ponying up for, I'll do it.