Saving my hair after it was damaged by bleaching

I mentioned in my previous post that ruining my hair and scalp is something that I didn’t want to do.

Unfortunately I was feeling rather adventurous this week and I did exactly that.

I’ve been thinking to lighten my hair for the past 2 weeks now because I’m planning to henna my hair again. My hair is growing rather fast and so I can see the roots of my white hair.

I checked YouTube for videos on how to do that and also recipes via internet articles.

Lightening the colour of hair is essentially the same as bleaching the hair.

Using an oxidising agent on the hair so it can break down the coloured pigments of the hair, leaving the hair colour lighter.

I tried it and it was a disaster for me.

My hair became extremely dry, brittle and coarse. My hair was badly damaged, my ear and scalp was burnt and my whole head smells like bleach even after I washed with shampoo and conditioner. When I was combing my hair, I could hear this weird sound coming from my hair!

I panicked when I realized that the result didn’t turn out as I had hoped.

I quickly applied the body oil that I had use before onto my scalp and hair and an hour later I noticed there was very little change as if the body oil wasn’t enough to fix my hair.

Fortunately, I had HHB’s (Hair Henna Brunei) moisturising hair oil delivered home the next day and I went for it.

First thing that I did was I cleansed my scalp and hair with clarifying shampoo. I wanted to get rid of any left over chemicals from the bleach off my head. After I was done, I towel dry my hair.

Then I apply HHB’s moisturising hair oil, gently massage the oil onto my scalp and once that was done, I massage the oil onto my hair.

Since I did this in the evening, I decided to sleep with it.

The HHB’s moisturising hair oil is rather thick unlike the body oil and so I was informed best to cover my head with shower cap if I was going to sleep with it.

And so I slept with my hair soaked with the HHB’s moisturising hair oil in a shower cap.

The next morning, I washed my hair with shampoo and conditioner.

Originally I planned to just shampoo my hair without conditioner but after I was done with shampooing my hair, I could still feel the heaviness of the oil weighing on my hair and so I conditioned my hair.

It was after I washed the conditioner off my hair that I could feel my hair was so freaking soft! I don’t ever recall my hair was ever that soft in my life!

I towel dry my hair afterwards. My hair felt so silky and so so smooth (Thank God!!!)

I was just so relieved that I could save my hair.

I’ve got HHB’s moisturising hair oil to thank for my soft and also silky hair!

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Was bleaching my hair during the week day and my hair was ruined because of it! The damaged done was insane! My hair became extremely dry, they felt pretty much like straw, my ear and scalp was burnt and my whole head smells like bleach! Even after washing with shampoo and conditioner. I got panicked. I applied the usual hair oil that I've been using and it wasn't enough to fix my hair. So I turned to @hairhennabrunei and used their moisturising hair oil last night and really hoping it could help my hair. This morning I shampooed and conditioned my hair and to my surprise, my hair was a lot softer and felt silkier than before. I'm so freaking relief! Love the feel of my new hair and will be using it to restore my hair. Won't be bleaching my hair for a while now. Owh pictures were taken using natural lighting and no filters. #hairhennabrunei #moisturisinghairoil

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If you’d like to have more info of the HHB’s moisturising hair oil, click here. I also have shared with HHB the steps that I had taken using their hair oil to save my ruined and damaged hair. You can also visit their instagram.

Will use their hair oil to restore my hair.

To having soft and silky hair,

 

 

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Soft Hair Treatment

Ever since I use henna to colour my hair, I’ve obsessed with wanting to have soft hair.

At the time of writing this post, I’ve tried a couple of things suggested by YouTubers and their recipes on how they are able to achieve their soft hair.

So far none of their recipes work on my hair. I also understand that I may need to repeat the hair treatments several times to achieve the desired results.

So imagine my disappointment when the hair treatments that I had tried didn’t work for me.

The one good thing about those hair treatments is they don’t cost a lot. I’ve used eggs, honey, coconut oils and the like. Ingredients used are relatively cheap and so I’ve tried several hair treatments.

Unfortunately my hair was still dry, puffy and unmanageable.

After several recipes and treatments, I concluded that the issue with my hair is that my hair is dry and positively damaged from the sun, over exposure to chlorine in swimming pool and sea water from the ocean.

I would have thought that using conditioner would help with the dryness but the ones that I have aren’t enough to provide moisture for my hair.

After reading internet articles, I decided to give oil treatment to my hair.

My first try was using coconut oil. The brand that I was using mentioned that it’s 100% pure, natural and unrefined coconut oil.

Not sure whether it’s the quality of the oil or is it my hair that doesn’t like it. The oil just sits on top of my hair. The oil wasn’t absorbed by my hair and my hair felt super greasy.

I tried another hair oil and the result was similar to the coconut oil.

My third try was using a bunch of mixed oils that is advertised as body oil. The only reason I was brave enough to put this oil on my hair is because it says 100% natural ingredients. Of course I double check with the ingredients stated on the label.

I massaged this oil onto my scalp making sure that I didn’t miss any spot. I also massage the oil onto my hair. To my surprise, an hour later my hair became softer. My hair was a lot less puffy!

The after pictures were taken after I left the oil on my scalp and hair for 20 hours.

This mixed oils isn’t greasy as the previous oils that I had tried. It was light and apparently my hair loves it!

Interested to know what body oil is it?

Check this link and look for their Oily Love.

Oily Love is made from coconut, macadamia, olive, jojoba and grapeseed oils, which are proven to improve overall skin quality while hydrating, nourishing, diminishing dryness, reducing wrinkles and easing irritation.

The cool thing about buying Oily Love is you get to choose whether to buy it for one time purchase or by subscription (more discount for you!).

If you want to give it a try and not want to commit then one time purchase would be the option for you. If however, you’ve tried it and you like/love it and want to have constant supply of it then go for the subscription.

If your concern is the shipping cost then they have 2 options for you, free shipping (no tracking Number) and paid shipping (with tracking number) and they ship worldwide.

I’m going to be honest about the using ofbody oil. It was my first time using it and I don’t know what other benefits/pitfalls of using it on my scalp and hair. I’ve been using it on my skin since I bought it. And since it works on providing moisture for my hair, I will continue to use it on my hair. Hopefully with more application, I get to see more benefits with prolong usage.

I will share my future update on this page.

To having soft hair,

 

 

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Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and none of the authors, contributors, administrators or anyone else connected with this website in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from this website.

Say hello to my new hair!

It was after I got married that I noticed I had lots of white hair.

Some people had noticed and they had a nick name for me. They called me Rogue from X-Men because we had a section of white hair on our front side.

I was disturbed by having them at first especially at 27 years old. I considered myself to be still young at that age and therefore I thought I should not have any white or grey hair.

Years had come and there was no reduction on the white hair instead I had more.

I had considered to dye my hair at hair saloon but when I thought of the maintenance and the cost of the whole treatments, it had put me off. Not to mention that they will most likely ruin my hair and possibly my scalp. That is something that I don’t want to compromise.

So I let them be and I watched as they multiply with age.

At some point in my life, I decided to no longer be bothered by them and I truly didn’t. I accepted them.

This year’s Ramadhan, my sister was sharing that she dyed her hair with henna.

I was intrigued.

I was interested but resisted the idea of dying my own hair considering the amount of work that I may need to put in.

I even asked her if the henna dye that she used was safe.

I googled the ingredients and looks like the ingredients are plant based with the exception of red clay.

The henna dye stated that it’s chemical free, PPD free, metallic salts free, ammonia free, pesticides free, peroxides free, preservatives free and also cruelty free.

Finally I decided to give it a try after my husband agreed to assist me.

Before henna application

My first try was on the 29th day of Ramadhan. Unfortunately, due to our first time with limited skills and knowledge, it didn’t come out as I had hope.

I hadn’t consider that my hair is thick and therefore needed more henna powder to completely covered my hair. I only used half of the packet which was mistake on my part. I should have used the whole packet. Another mistake that we did was we didn’t cover each strand completely with the paste. We took it for granted that the henna would work it’s magic. The result would have been so much better when all strand of hair were covered with the paste.

The third mistake was we left the paste dry on my head. We should have make sure that the paste was moist before covering my head with shower cap.

After the first henna application

My second try was on the final day of Ramadhan. It took 3 hours just working to cover each strand of hair with the henna paste. But the painstaking effort so worth the effort as all my white hair finally adopted the new colour, wine red.

After the second henna application

My henna hair and how they look like under the sun

I got to enjoy my new hair for a couple of days until I noticed the colour especially close to the roots started to become orangegy.

Another concern that I have is that the colour bleeds every time I shampoo my hair. The colour stains my palms and also my fingers. The instruction clearly stated to only shampoo hair after 24-48hrs after application and to shampoo for 3 consecutive days after that. And with this colour wine red, it tends to bleed.

I looked and searched why the colour bleeds and how I can minimise it.

A few sources mentioned that if the colour bleeds for weeks then it’s considered not normal. And since it’s been 5 days, I don’t have to worry. But oh boy I’m worried!

Because, colour bleeds could either be because of the henna dye or it’s the hair.

If it’s the nature of the henna dye then fine. But if it’s the hair then I have my hair to worry about. One source stated that damaged hair tends to bleed.

Well, I do swim in swimming pool a lot since 2015. Since then I’ve been losing a lot of hair. The amount of hair loss that I currently experience is worrisome.

I do use clarifying shampoo to get rid of chlorine and whatever pool pollutants there are in the pool water.I am guessing if my hair is damaged then it’s most likely from chlorine and other pollutants in public pools.

I read a lot of internet articles and some mentioned that the benefits of dying hair with henna is it could repair damaged hair. And so I’m counting on henna’s ability to heal my damaged hair.

I so love my new henna hair and I feel like I could never get enough of it.

If you are interested to give henna a try, look for them at Hair Henna BruneiΒ or check their instagram.

The ones that I personally have tried is from the henna guys and also light mountain.

I look forward to another henna treatment for my hair.

To having henna hair,

 

 

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What is shared is for informational purpose only.
Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and none of the authors, contributors, administrators or anyone else connected with this website in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from this website.