Colored hair requires special treatment. In this article, you’ll find hot tips to keep your hair soft, radiant and revitalized.
It’s always fun to color hair with a hair color treatment that highlights your natural beauty and keeps you looking sharp and beautiful. The problem is, when most women color their hair, it loses its soft and natural touch. And while colored hair is a fantastic solution for either a light or heavy-duty makeover, it’s important to nourish it with products that will help protect it against dryness and breakage.
So if you color your hair, here are some fantastic tips to help you maintain your hair color treatment and protect your colored hair:
1. When should you get a professional hair color treatment at a salon?
If you want to lighten your already colored hair, your best bet, is to do it in a salon. That means, that if you have black hair, but have decided that you want to try out blonde hair – don’t color it yourself. If you have dark brown hair, red hair or black hair (natural or dyed), using a blonde do-it-yourself lightening kit, won’t give you blond hair. In fact, it might turn your hair green (or give it a green tint). Drastically switching hair colors requires lightening it first, which is best done by a professional.
2. Coloring your hair at home
If you’re looking to swap your lighter color hair for a darker color, or if you want to stick with a natural color, you can safely color your hair at home. It’s easy and economical, as well as user-friendly and effective. The hottest trend these days is to not get too dramatic with color, but rather to stick with natural shades, so that hair blends well with your eyebrows, skin tone and roots.
3. How often should you wash your color-treated hair?
Wash your hair too often, and your hair will dry out, as shampoo robs your hair of sebum – the natural oils released through your scalp to moisten your hair and which causes colored hair to fade faster. That’s why, you should only wash your hair when it feels dirty.
4. Shampoo and Conditioner
In order to keep hair soft, radiant and moisturized, use shampoo and conditioner especially for hair that has undergone a hair color treatment. It’s especially important to use a gentle formula that is SLS and paraben free, so that it won’t dry out your hair and won’t cause your color to fade.
At least once a week, use an intensive hair mask. It will revitalize your hair, restore moisture lost during the hair coloring process, and protect color.
Serum treats hair that is prone to breakage, seals split ends and makes hair soft and silky. It may be used daily on dry or damp hair. Avoid an oily scalp by only applying to tips.
7. Hair Oil
Hair oil makes hair shiny and radiant. It is best used for an emergency hair repair treatment for very dry hair. It may be used on dry or damp hair.
8. Drying hair
.Do not use a blow dryer or other heat-styling tools after every time you wash your hair, as they can dry out hair and cause your color to quickly fade. If you’re addicted to your blow dryer, make sure not to use it on high heat and fully dry it. Instead, leave it a bit damp and allow it to air dry. Avoid drying the tips of your hair in order to prevent split ends.
9. Hair Tips
Trim your hair regularly. The healthier your hair is, the longer your color will last. Trimming your hair every six weeks will keep your hair stronger and healthier, from roots to tips.
10. Don’t touch!
Refrain from touching your hair as much as you can. Constantly touching it, breaks down nutrients and increases scalp sensitivity.