How To Take Care Of Colored Hair

Getting my hair colored is kind of my new obsession. I was always keen to get my hair colored but my scalp sensitivity, my thin hair and all the horror stories ( aka random rumors) scared me from trying something anything other than my black hair.

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Now, four hair color treatments later and with all my hair still fit and fine on my head , I decided it was time to share how I took care of my colored tresses. All the tips and tricks I am going to share not only ensure that the color treatment doesn’t damage your hair but they also help to ensure that the color stays on for longer.

Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner Meant For Colored Hair

Sodium laureth sulfate is used in many personal care products to produce a foaming effect but they are also really good at stripping away that beautiful hair color you spent hours and not to mention money to get done.

Do not shampoo your hair 72 hours post a coloring treatment so that the color has a chance to settle and when you finally do, make sure you are using a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner that is meant for colored or chemically treated hair.

I can’t even keep a count of the number of times I have come across people who spend big bucks to get their hair colored but try to save a few hundred bucks when it comes to getting the right after care product for their hair.  If you are facing hair issues after getting your hair colored from a good salon, look very closely at all your hair care products


Wash Hair Less Often

One of the critical mistakes that people make in the after care of their colored hair is washing their your hair like they did before getting the treatment done. Frequent hair washes will not only lead washing away of natural oils that moisturize and keep your hair color looking fresh but every time you shampoo, you also get rid of a little bit of your hair dye.

Try washing your hair not more than twice a week to keep your color looking just like it did when you left the salon.


Use Dry Shampoo

I know not washing your hair frequently might be a problem particularly if you work out every day or even travelling to work or college every day can get those tresses all oily and dirty.

Dry shampoo is like colored hair’s best friend. They not only refresh your hair and make them look good as new but it also gives it the blowout volume. So my previous advice and dry shampoo pretty much go hand in hand.

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Use Heat Protectant Spray

While it is advisable to minimize heat styling on colored hair because heat strips away color and hydration leaving you with the dry and damaged state people warned you about but its obvious that you can’t always avoid blow drying, curling or straightening your tresses.

An easy way to protect your hair during such styling situations is to use a good heat protectant spray. The sprays will help reduce any moisture loss from inside the hair, it will give your hair the smooth and shiny outside and protect your hair from humidity after heat styling which overall will help maintain your color.


Leave-In Conditioner/Treatments

Colored and chemically treated hair do need extra hydration to keep them all shiny and pretty. Also, it is very important that you protect your colored hair from sun damage so a good leave in conditioner is a must.

Make sure you buy the one meant for colored hair along that has UV protection and use it religiously after ever hair wash to help your color last long.


Do you have a favorite tip to take care of colored hair?

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