You've probably heard of the "no 'poo" movement— people who have sworn off shampoo in favor of more natural methods like baking soda or apple cider vinegar.
But if you're bleaching your hair, you might be wondering if no 'poo is the way to go. After all, bleach is pretty harsh stuff. So, do you shampoo after bleaching, before toning?
The answer is yes—you should definitely shampoo after bleaching your hair.
Bleach strips your hair of its natural oils, which can leave it feeling dry and brittle.
Shampooing will help to replenish those oils and give your hair back some much-needed moisture.
Just be sure to use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo so as not to further damage your hair.
And what about toning? Well, that's a little bit trickier. If you're using a semi-permanent or demi-permanent toner, then you can go ahead and tone right after shampooing.
However, if you're using a permanent toner (also known as an oxidative color), then you'll need to wait at least 24 hours after bleaching before applying the toner.
This gives your hair time to recover from the bleaching process so that the toner will take better.
So there you have it! The next time you find yourself standing in the shower debating whether or not to shampoo after bleaching, just remember that the answer is "yes." And as for toning?
It depends on the type of toner you're using. But either way, your hair will thank you for taking good care of it!