Cosmetology Tips for Beginners: Fixing Fried Bleached Hair

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Bleaching hair is an extremely delicate process, and if it’s overdone or done too frequently, it can completely fry your hair from the ground up. One of the most common problems that hairstylists need to fix is the dreaded problem of hair damage from bleach.

Here are a few steps you can take to start fixing damaged bleached hair.

1. Survey the Extent of the Damage

The first step is to survey the damage. Many people who come into a salon to get their hair fixed have had very serious damage done to their hair. However, it’s also possible that there may be only a small amount of damage, especially if you discover the damage on your own. Check how serious the damage is so you can know from the beginning.

2. See Whether Certain Areas Are More Damaged Than Others

It’s very common for certain areas of the hair to be more damaged than other areas. If the person applied bleach to certain parts of their hair long before the other parts but washed it all out at the same time, it’s possible that certain areas of the hair will have serious damage, while other parts will have much less.

3. Check for Scalp Damage and Hair Fallout

Some of the most serious problems that can happen from fried bleached hair are scalp damage and hair fallout. If someone’s hair is falling out or there are pieces of the scalp with serious skin damage, you’ll need to deal with that before you manage the fried and bleached hair itself.

4. Reduce Heat Styling

The first step to avoiding future bleach issues is to reduce the amount of heat you use with the hair. Heat styling can be a great way to style hair, but hair needs to be healthy to manage the heat. It’s important to style hair without heat until the hair is healthy.

5. Add Moisturizing Ingredients, Masks and Leave-In Products

There are a variety of moisturizing ingredients that can help restore some health to fried hair. You might want to consider some of the following ingredients to restore moisture to bleached hair that’s lost its own health:

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Argan oil
  • Almond oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Avocado
  • Honey
  • Egg white
  • Rice water

Depending on what problems you’re dealing with, there are plenty of ways to restore health to the hair. You may even want to mix some products together to help even more.

6. Reduce the Frequency of Shampooing

Shampooing can help remove dirt and debris buildup on the hair, but it also strips the hair of the natural oils that protect it. As you’re fixing fried and bleached hair, you should cut down your shampoo schedule, with some sources suggesting moving to twice or even just once a week. Increasing moisturization and reducing shampooing will help significantly.

7. Use an SPF Hairspray

UV rays can have a negative impact on hair health as well as skin health. If you want to keep your hair safe from the sun, it’s a good idea to invest in an SPF hairspray. This is especially important with blonde hair, as blonde hair will have no melanin to protect itself from the sun.

8. If All Else Fails, Consider a Cut

At the end of the day, if you’ve tried all of these things for a few weeks but the hair is still frazzled and brittle, you might want to consider a haircut. Most of the time, hair closer to the scalp will be healthier than hair farther away from the scalp, so you may be able to get away with just cutting off a few inches. However, you’ll have to do a personalized hair consultation to determine how much you’ll need to cut off.


The process of hair bleaching is much more difficult than many people realize, and DIY hair bleaching can often lead to serious concerns with hair overall. If you’re interested in helping people deal with their hair issues in general, why not look into a cosmetology program or hair design program from Evergreen Beauty College? With this knowledge, you can help people take care of their hair more effectively.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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