When to Shampoo after Bleaching Hair?

Shampoo after Bleaching Hair

Have you just finished bleaching your hair and wondering when you will be able to wash your hair?

Your answer to this problem is that after bleaching, you need to let your hair rest 48 – 72 hours before washing your hair.

After bleaching, your hair will become much weaker. To keep your hair as healthy as possible and restore its texture, you need to pay attention to the hair maintenance and care.

In addition to waiting 2-3 days to wash your hair, scroll down to know more about how to take care of your bleached hair

Things to remember after bleaching hair

Don’t wash it for the first 2-3 days after bleaching

Your hair needs time to seal the new color. You can think about wearing it up in a ponytail for some days. Moreover, you can also use a hat for this to style it.

Wash it with cool water

When washing your bleached hair, it is best to use cool or cold water. The reason is that your cuticles may be opened by hot water. As a result, it can change the color of your hair. However, you can also put your hair in a cap during your shower if you don’t like a cold shower. After that, wash it under the faucet afterward. This way can prevent your body from getting cold.

Use shampoos and conditioners that are free of sulfate

These products can not only prevent brassiness but also avoid damaging your hair. You may have to pay a little more money for them compared to other hair care items. However, you should use these products less regularly. It means your money should even out over time.

Wash it with purple shampoos once a week

This way can maintain the tone of your new hair. It is essential for bleached hair. The reason is that these products can neutralize the color. Moreover, you also haven’t to worry about your hair turning orange.

If you wait the full three days before washing it after bleaching, you can continue to use the purple shampoos later. You should not wash your hair if it hasn’t been for three days. Otherwise, it can mess up the tone of your hair.

Increase moisture in hair

You should use a deep conditioner instead of a regular conditioner when washing your hair. Combine hair incubation or hair mask one to two times a week to increase hair moisture.
Also, use hair conditioner to condition your hair. Just a few drops but will be very helpful for your damaged hair.
Leave-in conditioner is also a necessary option. The right amount of conditioner and conditioner will leave your hair bouncy and shiny. Apply them while your hair is still damp and style as desired. They will protect your hair from the effects of heat and also ensure your hair’s moisture.

Limit frequent shampooing

Bleaching your hair will strip your hair of its natural oils, causing dry hair.

Washing your hair regularly not only improves the condition of your hair, but also makes it worse. It will leave your hair brittle, dry and prone to breakage. So this must be the last thing you want to happen to your hair.

You should schedule to wash your hair every 3 to 4 days. During that time you can use dry shampoo or create hairstyles such as buns, half buns, braids, etc. This will both make you look stylish and can prolong the time of your washes.

Avoid strong impact and heat impact on hair

Rubbing hair after shampooing will make it easy to tangle, break, and can lead to weakened hair follicles. The best thing to do is to use a microfiber towel or soft bristle towel to gently absorb the water. This drying method will avoid causing damage to your hair.
Using heat on the hair such as a dryer, iron, etc. will cause the hair to lose moisture, leading to more damage. Excessive heat also leads to hair becoming lighter and dull faster. So, if possible, let your hair dry naturally, avoiding heat as much as possible. If heat is required, make sure you apply moisturizer before use.


In short, the rule of washing hair after bleaching is to wait 2-3 days patiently. Continue to wash your hair like that and add a suitable hair care regimen as we introduced above. Your hair will become docile and always look brilliant.


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