Ryan Gosling was spotted in Upstate New York yesterday on the set of his latest movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, sporting a new bleached blond look!
The formerly brunette actor plays a tatted-up, bad-boy motorcycle stunt driver in the crime drama. Ryan might be worried about doing motorcycle stunts in the movie, but he should also be worried about his new golden locks falling out.
It’s true that bleach can make your hair fall out, but not for the reasons you might think. Bleach is a powerful chemical that breaks down pigmentation and protein molecules. No other chemical can lighten hair as much or as quickly as bleach. Hair dyes can only lighten four levels higher than the base color of hair and stops forty minutes after exposure to air, where as bleach is not limited. Even though hair dyes are limited they can still do just as much damage to your hair as bleach.
There are four types of hair dye:
- Gradual: is a progressive dye applied over time to achieve a desired shade
- Temporary: can be washed out in the next shampooing
- Semi-permanent: stays through multiple washings
- Permanent: doesn’t wash out and is the most popular hair color type
Obviously, permanent hair color causes the most damage. Permanent color chemically alters and binds to the hair weakening the hair shaft causing the hair to be dryer and more brittle. Bleach also causes the hair to be dryer and more brittle because it removes color, leaving it white or yellowish white.
The damage caused by bleaching and coloring can be minimized by using conditioning shampoos or conditioners that contain silicone. It is best to wait AT LEAST four weeks between treatments. Frequent color changes may cause irreversible damage to your hair, including split ends. To maintain the color change or highlights affected you only need to re-dye or highlight the hair at the roots when new hair grows. Hair on the scalp grows about 0.3mm to 0.4mm per day equaling typically a little more than a half of an inch per month.