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i over bleached my hair!!

i over bleached my hair and now its mushy it looks and feels like the inside of a pumkin i dont want to brush it because when i do it breaks away like string cheese help please!! home remidies or and remidies?

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Asked by jaders1220 at 5:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • Oh dear God, I've been there..the damage is done unfortunately there is nothing you can sorry, I feel your pain, that truly sucks!!!

    Answer by chocolatluver at 5:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • so your saying my hair is just gonna fall all break off becaue im going to have to brush it soon

    Comment by jaders1220 (original poster) at 5:42 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • you need to get hot oil (the kind with olive oil in it is best) either from the store or just microwave some olive oil (doesnt work the best but itl do) and put it in it your hair for about an hour then after letting that stay in it follow it up by sleeping with either a very heavy moisturizing conditioner or even mayo will do the trick under a shower cap. your hair will still be a little dry for a couple days dry but not breaking off dry just not silky smooth. then every day after this use a lot of conditioner and biosilk oil if you have any for about a week til your hair is smooth again. just DO NOT dye your hair again i know having it an ugly color sucks but you dont want to ad any more chemicals or itl be so over processed it might fall out. if you absolutely have to have a different color like only if its an emergency get a simi permanent color with moisturizers in it. itl say on the box something about conditioning

    Answer by mrs.sugar at 5:44 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Your best bet, take yourself to a professional hair dresser to have it cut into a flattering short cut so that the healthy hair can grow out.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:45 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • thank you everyone esp. sugar its good to know there is something that will fix it

    Comment by jaders1220 (original poster) at 5:49 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • i have over processed my hair so many times its not even funny. the last time i thought id end up bald lol. but after all of those times i tried anything before cutting it. i was willing to do anything so i learned a lot of little hair tips along the way. glad i could help

    Answer by mrs.sugar at 6:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • its good to know there is something that will fix it--

    REALITY CHECK: nothing is going to 'fix' it, op. its at the mush stage, its beyond help. the only thing an oil-product will do is hopefully keep it from feeling nasty and looking dry. it won't change anything, though. your hair is damaged, majorly. the only thing that will 'fix' it, is a shorter haircut, and no more chemicals. period. once the hair is this damaged, no product will bring it back to even half-way normal. as long as the hair, at any point in the length of the hair, is still mushy, it will continue to break, and stretch, and fuzz. you will need to treat it with very fragile care..NO BRUSHING, unless you want to rid yourself of a lot of hair all at once. yes, you need major reconditoning, but again, nothing is going to bring it back to normal. not even a very dry normal. sorry.

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:11 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • condition, condition, and then condition some more. Leave it in for a long time even. I've also heard that miracle whip or mayo works good too.

    Answer by b_stotka at 9:30 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Nothing is going to fix it...just make it more manageable. Go as long as you possibly can between washes. Get a cut. Use Moroccan oil (most amazing product on the planet) & use tons of conditioner. Spray in included. Good luck!

    Answer by CayShek at 1:37 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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