5. Dye & bleach

If you colour your hair at home the chemicals can have negative effects that last longer than the colour like removing your hair’s natural moisture and making your hair dry and rough to the touch. Bleaching is used to remove the natural colour from your hair, dissolving the melanin that gives it its pigment. This can make hair dry, porous, brittle and fragile. 

Repair tip: It is recommended that you go to a professional, who will use the right products for your hair type to minimize damage. But if you can’t, use a dye within three shades of your natural colour and opt for shades that are darker rather than lighter to limit damage. Bleach your hair less often, although it is always best not to bleach at all. Pay extra attention to moisturizing your hair and use a UV spray to protect your hair from the sun giving the fact that bleached hair is especially susceptible to UV damage. 


Use these tips for at least 6 months, enjoy the process and don’t put too much pressure on yourself, all hair types are different, your hair may take longer to repair. The most important thing is to love it. And remember… ALL HAIR IS BEAUTIFUL! 

What do you think about these tips? Let us know if you have used any of them and which one worked for your hair. Share and recommend other tips that have worked for you in the comment section, we’d love to hear from you!

We recommend using these products to help your hair stay healthy; they will do wonders to repair and prevent further hair breakage: 


ApHogee – Shampoo For Damaged Hair


Palmer’s – Replenishing Conditioner

Doo Gro – Treatment Growth Repair Conditioner

Izzi Gro – Biomoisture Damage Control Detangler

Leave-in Conditioner

African Pride – Argan Miracle Leave-In Conditioner 

Hair treatment

PhenomonOil-14 – Intense Oil Hair Treatment

Dr Miracle’s “Feel it” Formula – Damaged Hair Medicated Treatment

For kids

Luster’s Pink Kids – Awesome Nourishing Conditioner

Mazuri Organics – Olive Oil Anti Breakage Treatment

Check out our shop section for a wider selection of products!