How Damaging Can Lightening Your Hair Be?
Lighteners are designed to open your hair's cuticle (outer layer) and remove the pigments in the cortex (middle layer) to make the final appearance brighter. As a result of raising the outer layer and compromising the internal structure, the hair is prone to issues like dryness, poor texture, and brittleness. The only thing you need to do is take a little extra care of it.
How To Care for Lightened Hair
If you don't care for lightened hair properly, you may experience hair breakage and brittleness. This is why a proper hair care routine is essential to keeping your hair healthy. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help. We will discuss how to maintain the health of your lightened hair, using Bigen hair care products.
- Use a Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Using moisturizing products is key to keeping your lightened hair in good condition. In order to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils every time you wash it, we recommend a gentle cleansing shampoo. Make sure your conditioner moisturizes your hair sufficiently so that it remains silky and smooth.
Reach for the Bigen Moisture Plus Shampoo and Bigen Moisture Plus Deep Conditioner. Both products are formulated with Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, and Shea Butter that help rehydrate and revive dry, damaged, chemically treated, and over-processed hair.
Bigen tip: Once or twice a week, use the Bigen Moisture Plus Deep Conditioner as a deep conditioning mask. To do this place a cap over hair and sit under warm dryer for 10 to 15 minutes and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Rinse well and style as usual.
- Use A Leave-In Treatment
Hair that has been lightened needs as much hydration as possible. After washing your hair, apply a leave-in product to help seal in moisture and keep your strands hydrated. It's one of the best hair treatments you can use. Try the Bigen Daily Hydration Leave-in Conditioner, which works to hydrate and nourish dry hair. Apply a generous amount of product to damp hair, working it into the hair and making sure to concentrate it on the ends.
- Use A Heat Protectant Before Styling
This rule applies to hair of all types because using hot tools without a heat protectant is a recipe for damage and even breakage. Not to mention, it can cause your hair color to fade. Don't reach for your flat iron or blow dry your hair without first applying the Bigen Silkening Shine Serum. Besides providing heat protection, it helps reduce frizz, seal in shine, and hydrate your hair.
- Use Sheen Spray for Curly Hair
As curly hair can be naturally dry, lightening the hair can make it dryer. For curly gals, restoring shine post-lightening is essential. When it comes to achieving glossy, healthy-looking curls, sometimes we need a little bit of help on top of a regular haircare routine. A secret weapon for boosting shine and retaining moisture? Oil sheen sprays. This product enhances your everyday styling with a light, healthy shine, and is recommended for high-density 3B to 4C textures.
You can restore your curls' lustrous shine with the Bigen Sheen Mist. It's infused with 9 natural ingredients, including essential oils your curls need, such as Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, and Safflower Seed Oil. It’s feather-light and has a lovely scent that isn’t overpowering.