Thursday 24 May 2018

Hair Routine | Bleaching & Extensions | 2018

Hey loves!

Today I thought I would share with you my hair routine!

**I am not a professional but I am sharing with you what works for me, if you are interested in doing any of things I mention then I suggest you get some professional advice first!!**

Step 1
So before I really start doing anything on my hair I like to try and leave washing my hair for as long as possible. Gross I know and I don't know if there is anything in it but I feel like when I bleach my hair when it is more oily it doesn't feel as damaged afterwards. So once my hair is basically ready to be able to fry chips I removed my old hair extensions. My favourite hair extensions of choice are micro loops and I remove them by unclipping the bead carefully with a pair of pliers.

Step 2
When all my extensions are removed I like to spend a decent amount of time brushing my hair. When you wear extensions for a long period of time when you remove them it can look like you are losing quite a bit of hair but in reality we usually lose strands of hair everyday and we don't notice but these strands we lose on a daily basis aren't able to fall out when we have extensions in so when the extensions do come out you can end up seeing a fair bit of hair on your brush. My favourite brush to use with and without extensions is a Tangle Teezer.

Step 3
Once all my brushing is done and I feel like I've got most of the loose strands of hair I like to bleach my hair. I use 30% peroxide with blue powder bleach. Before I apply the bleach to my hair I like to apply coconut oil all throughout my hair. When I do this I feel my hair doesn't get as damaged via bleaching and it makes my hair feel lovely and soft. I recommend using organic coconut oil. I monitor my hair every few minutes and my hair will be ready between 40 minutes to an hour depending on how long my roots are (longer the roots the longer it takes to get them to the colour I want).

Step 4
When I think the bleach is done I will rinse my hair out in luke warm water (sometimes my scalp can be a bit sensitive straight after bleaching). Sometimes I need to tone my roots sometimes I don't it again depends on how long my roots were to begin with. My favourite toner is La Riche Directions Hair Dye - White Toner. I find this to be really soft on my hair but it gets the job done. For my usual up keep I love using the L'oreal Professional Magnesium Silver Shampoo.

Step 5
I usually try and give my hair a little break in-between all the different processes that I put it through but once I am ready I will usually apply my extensions. Like I said before my favourite types of extensions are micro loops. I find them to be the least damaging to my natural hair and my natural hair will still grow but they also are very convenient for me because I don't have to remove them every day like you do with clip ins.


Check out my video of me going through my hair process;;;

Thanks for taking the time to read;
- AmberBentleyy'xo

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