When I went from black hair to blonde, my hair was hanging on by a thread. I thought I would have to chop it all off. As you can see, the bleach caused a major shock, and dried out my hair, causing chemical cuts, tangling, and severe dryness. I have been disciplined over the past two months, and thankfully, it has paid off, and my hair is back to good health. I had several treatments done, and I practice at-home remedies as well. I use the Theorie green tea mask three times a week, and leave it in for 30 minutes. Once a week, I use coconut oil on the ends and sleep with it on. And sometimes, I use mayonnaise and avocados as a mask. I was desperate. But it works! anything that adds protein
When I realized that my at-home remedies were helping, but were not severe enough to rescue my hair, I had the Cezanne treatment done. Cezanne is a 100% formaldehyde free smoothing keratin treatment. I was happy with the results, and have been following up with the rest of their products, which are sulfate free. My hair felt smoother, and easier to manage, as well as frizz free.
In addition, to add shine and smoothness, I had a gloss (article on what a gloss is) done last week. In a nutshell, it's color with protein that tones your hair without causing damage from chemicals in hair dyes. It is AMAZING. I can't say enough about what it did to my hair. It restores shine, strength, volume and moisture. I plan on having it done once a month from now on.
Please learn from my mistakes and don't shock your hair like mine was shocked. Going blonde is a process. It should take at least 6 months, and it should be done gradually. However, if you've committed the same impatience and have caused damage to your hair, there are ways to fix it! It's only hair! Like my stylist says, "honey, if all of life's problems were like hair…"