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How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast!

How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast!

How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair with great products and gentle hair care tips. This is how to Fix fried bleached hair Fast ladies! I recovered from bleached blonde hair one year ago and repaired my bleached hair! Last year my hair was breaking off and totally fried! My long bleached hair had so much damage from the peroxide and flat iron I was using. I finally learned how to save my bleached damaged hair from breakage and grow my hair out extra long. Read my How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair Care.

How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair! Is your bleached hair feeling like straw and easily breaking off when you brush your hair? That was happening to me everyday when I damaged my hair with bleach aka or peroxide! It took 3 months for me to finally figure out how to repair bleached and damaged hair.  If you have newly dyed platinum blonde hair and it’s damaged, this article is for you, baby! I’ll show you how to fix / repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast! This is my repair bleached damaged hair at home cure!


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bleached damaged hair ends – Before Reparing  I’ll show you how to fix / repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast!

How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair FAST- 5 Tips

1. Do NOT use Shampoo for 1 week – After bleaching your hair with peroxide, it’s important not to use shampoo! Stay away from using shampoo for at least 1 week! Just use conditioner in the shower. The reason is because the peroxide stripped your hair raw and removed any natural oils you had from root to tip! I know it’s hard not to use shampoo for a week, but you need to stay away from sodium lauryl sulfate like the plaque! I wish someone told me this fun fact a long time ago. If you have an oily scalp and must clean your scalp, opt for using the WEN Cleansing Conditioner (my review <–) instead of a traditional shampoo! WEN doesn’t strip the oils in your hair I promise!

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Infusium 23 for Bleached Damaged Hair

2. Moisturizing conditioners are your hair’s new BFF. Your hair is thirsty 24/7, especially the first month of having bleached hair. After shampooing, always use a deep moisturizing conditioner for damaged hair. Always use a leave-in conditioner treatment. My hair savior was Infusium 23 – Leave in Treatment (Repair and Renew). I still swear by it to this day and nothing makes my hair more manageable,  soft, and strong! Put it in a spray bottle and let your hair soak up the cocktail of essential hair goodies it craves, especially protein and mosture! I really LOVE Infusium 23 – Leave in Treatment and I use it almost everyday! Makes my hair shiny too! From straw to silk I swear! Amazon .com always has a good price for this, shop Infusium 23 here. ( I Like to also shop for mine at Target. Moisture is the best way how to repair bleached damaged hair!

3. Throw away your flat iron! – Straw (damaged hair) and heat (via your flat iron/curler) DON’T MIX! I don’t care if you use heat protection, heat is heat and keep heat away from bleached hair. I was once using my flat iron every day before work, I noticed my hair was super straight, silky, and starting to get very dried out and breaking off in tiny doses. It all started to add up into a ton of missing hair, especially the front layers of my hair that I straitened the most! I stopped using it and viola, my hair stopped breaking off. If you don’t throw away the flat iron, your hair will be thirstier than the Sahara Desert!


Wen Re Moist Intensive Hair How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast!

wen re moist intensive hair conditioner for bleached damaged hair

4. Use a deep conditioner once a week – You need moisture at the deepest layer of your hair. Get there by using a good moisturizing hair conditioner and some Extra Virgin Olive Oil! I have a step by step review here: How to Deep Condition and Get Shiny Hair My favorite deep moisturizing hair conditioner is the WEN Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment – Read my fabulous WEN Hair Care System review. You can use any conditioner that’s for dry damaged hair, WEN is just my personal choice.

5. Don’t Completely Blow Dry your hair – Wash and condition your hair at night and allow your hair to dry naturally at night. This is also one of my secrets How To Grow Long Hair Fast
When you wake up in the morning, you may lightly blow dry it using a rounded brush to straighten and add volume instead. This puts less time of heat on your hair and the blow out will straighten your hair! Doing a hair blow out or quickly blow drying your hair is the safest way to straighten bleached hair.

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how to repair bleached damaged hair – This is the front layers of my repaired bleached hair. (Me last year) I grew my bleached hair long.

These 5 Tips How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair really worked for me and I was able to avoid cutting my hair. I’m growing out my natural dark color now for fall and winter. I’ll probably add streaks for the summer as usual. Hair peroxide strips away the strong proteins in your hair during the bleaching process of removing melanin, so take it easy unless you’re living at the Playboy Mansion! icon wink How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast!

Peroxide causes split ends, you may also like to ready an easy way how to cut split ends out of your bleached damaged hair FAST

Also, another way to repair bleached damaged hair that has TONS of snarls: Learn How to Untangle a whole head of snarls here

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Do you have a tip how to Repair Bleached and Damaged Hair? Please let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading! -Jen xo


 How to Repair Bleached Damaged Hair Fast!

Jen Ruhman

As an authoritative of skin care and beauty products, my goal is to inspire and educate women providing them honest reviews of beauty products and sharing my own personal results. I am inspired by Estée Lauder and her quote, "Beauty is an attitude. There's no secret. Why are all brides beautiful? Because on their wedding day they care about how they look. There are no ugly women - only women who don't care or who don't believe they're attractive."

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  1. hi dear first time visiting your blog while googling for way to save my fried hair..thanks for the info I will try all your recommendation hope it work for me…how long it take for ur hair to recover?do u need to trim away the fried ends?? btw do visit my blog if u are free

    • Hi Cindy,
      You don’t have to cut the hair ends. Try your best to moisturize and keep your hair strong after bleaching your hair with my tips.
      Glad you visited my site! I love your site! <3 It can take a week to get your hair back to normal.

  2. Yeah I had to quit the bleach because my hair was starting to fall out! Nice article btw. Just to share, I’m using a hair repair kit called pro naturals, it’s all argan oil and worth looking up if you have super damaged hair like moi :(

    • Hi Kate,
      I’m a big fan of using oil, especially olive oil. I’ll try argan oil! Thanks!!!!

  3. Thanks! This really was the best way how to repair bleached damaged hair! THanks!!! This FIXED my fried hair! I did everything you suggested.
    Thank you ! <3

    • Hi Natasha!
      I’m happy that I could successfully help you repair your bleached damaged hair fast! Makes me feel good helping! Yay!

  4. Thanks for helping me fixed my hair!I stopped using a flat iron and switched to WEN and imy hair isn’t breaking off no more. thank u

    • Hi Lauren!
      I’m happy that I could save your bleached hair! WEN is a great choice for bleached hair, also any shampoo that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate. Loreal has some great sulfate and silicon free products I highly recommend!

  5. What if my hair is unmanageable without straightener? What do you suggest? My hair is very frizzy by nature if I don’t straighten it it looks like I didn’t even brush it…

    • I’m in that boat myself! instead of using a straightener, I spray the infusium 23 in my hair which detangles and moisturizers..repairs (my godsend) then once its untangled, I can take a blow dryer very lightly and brush it straight. Use a big round brush or paddle brush! ;) I feel ya!

  6. Hey, thanks for this article. I did my hair this week and feels super weak…. I have curly hair and the blow dryer doesn’t help me much… In replacement of the flat iron do you recommend putting rollers on to dry my hair ?

    • Hi Wendy!
      To dry your weak bleached hair, I recommend you wash your hair at night, put it up in a hair turban or towel while you sleep. In the morning it should be slightly damp, spray some infusium 23 in to to help untangle your weak hair and give it some strength at the same time. You can finger comb it this way or use a wide toothed comb.To prevent it from getting too frizzy and dry, while your hair is wet, take a a small drop of olive oil to smooth down the length and work it in gently.
      I hope that helps!

    • You can straighten your hair by wrapping it around your head and pinning it with a Bobbi pin, requires no heat. Just google how to straighten hair without heat.

      • Thank you Sarah,
        I’ll have to give that a try!

  7. Can you use Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition, because thats all the shampoo i have in my house.

    • Hi Ranae!
      Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo has some sodium lauryl sulfate in it, so I wouldn’t use it! However, their conditioner does not contain any! I wouldn’t use the Garnier Fructis shampoo on bleached hair! If you’re desperate, however…try to use the shampoo sparingly! I’d even try lathering up with a good table spoon of olive oil with it! I hope that helps you out. Remember, moisturizer is your best friend right now.

  8. I need help. I over treated my hair because of the way it turned out. I know better than to do all that I did to it, but I had a month long planned event I had to attend.

    Long story shorter, it was bleached, too light and orangey in parts. Bleached again, too light. Colored with brown to hopefully look halfway ok. Turned gray (yes, ash brown. Put temporary rinse to tone down gray.

    Damaged, scalp hurting, afraid to brush it. Put a lot of leave in conditioner all through, covered with loose thin plastic cap to keep it from drying.

    Was going to use EV olive oil before I found your site. Then I realized I could not remove it without shampoo. I am fine with using only a conditioner, and I do always let my hair dry naturally (except yesterday when it had to be dried to do what I did to it). However, I have to use a curling iron to actually style my hair.

    Can you please give me some advice other than
    not to do this again. Also, how to remove olive oil without shampoo.

    I also have a headache, I believe from all done to my scalp, so go :-)

    Thank you !

    • Hi Rita!
      I’m sooo sorry to hear you’re having a hair 911 emergency!
      I think all of us ladies have been there where we run into a bleached hair problem and need it fixed now! Then we take matters into our own hands and do something more drastic. Been there on 2012. lol.
      Rita, you do have the right idea about the olive oil girl! ;) I would apply olive oil all over my scalp and hair as much as possible. I’d even warm up the olive oil in the microwave for ten seconds in a cup a little to get it deep into your scalp and hair! I would soak my ends in the cup of olive oil and try to saturate as much as possible! This can get messy with olive oil all over your clothes so do this in the bathroom.
      You can Perhaps take a shower at night and apply it to your damp hair to retain moisture and make it easier to finger comb. Then in the morning, take some shampoo, (use either L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Sulfate-Free shampoo, or WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner. ) if you don’t have those, use conditioner and warm water to work out the excess olive oil.
      You want a little olive oil to stay in your hair. If you use a regular shampoo, lightly work some olive oil into your hair when it’s time to cream rinse. Also apply olive oil to the bleached hair and scalp when it’s dried. (it will soak into your hair after a few hours) You can try using the curling iron on the lightest setting.

      I hope this helps Rita! If your hair is nuked, you can always wear a lovely scarf or a bun. I would even try pulling my hair back and wearing a pony tail hair piece.
      Good luck!
      xo Jen

  9. Hi Jen
    I am going to try your remedy. What I do want to ask is you believe in olive oil. Would coconut oil also work or would you say the olive oil is better ?

    Thank you Melinda

    • Hi Melinda,
      I believe olive oil is better to repair bleached damaged hair faster because olive oil never turns to solid like coconut oil does, and that could leave some build-up residue that’s hard to remove. Coconut oil is great however but that’s the only problem is that it does not stay in a liquid form. Once pure coconut oil cools down, it turns into a waxy texture. Both oils can penetrate the hair follicle to condition, but I believe olive oil is better and more easy to find if not already in your pantry.


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