Why does hair fall out when bleached?

By Tanvir Hossain, On 3rd February 2021, Under Lifestyle
Bleach is extremely drying and tough on hair and can even damage it as well as follicles which produce the hair. The shorter answer to your question is that YES, bleach CAN make hair fall out but, it's usually because it is so dried/damaged that it “breaks” and makes it appear as though it's falling out.

So, what do you do if your hair is falling out from bleach?

What do I do if my hair is continuously falling? I use hair oil or shampoo, but neither seems to help. Purchasing hair oil treatment and applying shampoo in the shower will help build natural oil glands to support the scalp. Apply permanent hair color to dye the hair after bleach to rebuild its chemical attraction.

Also, can bleach permanently damage your hair?

In short, the general consensus amongst the celebrity colorists that I consulted with is that, yes, dying and bleaching your hair permanently alters the integrity of your hair. "Bleaching your hair is going to damage it faster than coloring, so be sure to always follow with at-home care," he explains.

Does coconut oil help bleached hair?

Bleaching doesn't just break down melanin and the cuticle structure, but also the fatty acids within the hair and other integral hair proteins – causing that straw-like feeling. To add fatty acids back into the strands, use coconut oil treatments. Repeat oil treatments on a weekly basis until hair is back to healthy.

How long does it take for bleached hair to go back to normal?

Although the bleached roots will start to revert to the original hair color after a short period of time, they may not become completely visible for a longer period of time, maybe as long as two weeks. Generally speaking hair grows 1/4 to 1/2″ per month although for some people it's faster and others slower.
Depending on the color of the hair that you currently have, you can only achieve a certain level of bleaching. So, you will have to bleach your hair to get to the tone that you want but you can't do it twice in a row. Bleaching your hair twice in a row, whether it's the same day or the next day, can cause breakage.
Here's how we did it:
  1. Lop off the straggly bits. The first thing we had to do was cut off the damaged bits.
  2. Restore the protein.
  3. Slather your head in moisture.
  4. Take Fish oil tablets.
  5. Give your hair a break.
  6. Wear clip in extensions.
  7. Don't over-wash your hair!
  8. Throw away your straighteners!
HOW TO GROW OUT BREAKAGE FROM BLEACH | HAIR ROUTINE
  1. DON'T OVER WASH HAIR. [00:53]
  2. 1. Look for no sulfates or silicones in shampoo or conditioner. [02:24]
  3. Finger Detangle. [03:32]
  4. Use purple shampoo to remove build up and tone blonde. [04:38]
  5. Use High Quality Leave In Conditioner After Shower. [06:29]
  6. Seal in moisture with light weight oil. [07:24]
  7. Stop using brushes and start using wide toothed combs. [08:06]
While bleach is often considered “bad” for your hair, it can actually make hair appear thicker and fuller! So if you are not opposed to switching up your hair colour, lightening it up a bit can really add that extra punch of volume!
Coloring your hair darker will not make it healthier, but it will make the damage less noticeable because darker colors don't reflect as much light and can camouflage breakage.
What Does Damaged Hair Look Like? Damaged hair has a brittle, straw-like appearance. The hair shaft is fragile and prone to breakage, resulting in split ends and stray, unruly hairs. It will feel stiff and “crunch” upon touch with little movement.
Thanks in advance! Bleach won't 'wear off,' but it does make the hair more porous, which means that dust and smog that accumulates in your hair will look more visible. Similarly, if you've got hard water or well water, you might get some mineral build-up that darkens the hair.
Unlike other dyes, especially temporary or semi-permanent hair dyes that can be washed away over time, hair bleaching is a more permanent process. Instead, the chemical strips away the natural colors of your hair, which are produced by the pigment called melanin.