Dilemna re-touch roots or all-over color

Marci PieMarci Pie Registered Users Posts: 668 Curl Connoisseur
Last summer I decided to get highlights which involved bleaching my very dark hair. Anyway months later, I discovered that my hair has broken off in certain places. I thought the frizziness was product related.

I am in the process of getting my hair back to health. I just ordered a hair steamer and have been doing deep treatments.

My question is, do I just color my hair back to the natural dark brown so that as my roots grow in you can't tell ? Or do I just dye the roots and eventually cut the old color out? I am not on the ombre color wagon, it just makes me think that you are in need of a re-touch.

Which is the better healthier option, root re-touch only or color over the over-processed hair?

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo, Cantu Quinoa Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, Decadence No Poo
Co-wash: Nourish Conditioner, Suave, Aussie Moist, Clairol Natural Blends Coconut
Deep Conditioner: Loreal Total Repair Balm, Cantu Masque
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's), Decadence Conditioner
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Homemade Flax Seed Gel, Devacurl Ultradefining Gel, Coconut Oil
Methods: Sleep with extra large satin bonnet. Able to get 7 day hair. Prior to getting 7 day:Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.

Comments

  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    Are you planning to grow out your natural color, or do you still want to color? If you still want to color, I say just touch up the roots, this is definitely the healthier option. When I was growing out my highlights, I would get frequent trims to get the color out as fast as I could and would get my roots touched up every now and then until I decided to stop dying my hair all together. Then I ended up dying it with henna after a while to hide my grays that came in. Made my hair feel great, best decision I ever made. You can make a brown color with this as well, if you ever would like to go with this option.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    You can't get hair back to healthy from bleach damaged to the Pinot of it breaking off. Hair is dead it does not regenerate and cannot be permanently repaired.

    Neither a steamer nor most commercial intensive conditioners will do anything more than soften hair: they are cosmetic only. Bleach damaged hair is overly porous it already takes up too much water so does not need moisturising - that can cause hygral fatigue (water damage).

    Proven beneficial ingredients include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol.

    Do a peroxide free semi permanent in your natural shade or lighter over the bleach damage, don't use any form of permanent or demi permanent colour on already processed hair.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Registered Users Posts: 668 Curl Connoisseur
    I am not really married to the color. I just want to do what's best for my hair.

    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo, Cantu Quinoa Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, Decadence No Poo
    Co-wash: Nourish Conditioner, Suave, Aussie Moist, Clairol Natural Blends Coconut
    Deep Conditioner: Loreal Total Repair Balm, Cantu Masque
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's), Decadence Conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Homemade Flax Seed Gel, Devacurl Ultradefining Gel, Coconut Oil
    Methods: Sleep with extra large satin bonnet. Able to get 7 day hair. Prior to getting 7 day:Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Semi permanent is non damaging so best for hair.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect

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