How To Care For Dyed Hair
Hello Beautiful People,
Everybody needs a change from time to time and changing your hair color is one of the easiest ways to bring a little something new into your life. But coloring and bleaching can do a number on your strands. Colored hair is usually drier and more prone to breakage than virgin locks, so caring for your dyed hair will require a little extra work.
Trust me, I learned the hard way; I have had to learn a thing or two about how to take care of dyed hair. Whether you make an appointment with your beloved colorist or opt for at-home color, you want to ensure you don’t damage your hair post-color in order to keep the color fresh and vibrant.
Below are my tips that I have gathered over the years and tips from a hairstylist.
- After coloring, wait a full 72 hrs. before shampooing
When coloring hair, your cuticle layer is opened, making it easy for color to penetrate the hair shaft. When you wash your hair too soon after your appointment, it leads to your color being washed down the drain. So, the longer you wait to shampoo your hair after you color your hair, the more time your color last longer in between salon visits.
- Condition, condition, condition
When we colour our hair, it becomes more fragile, so make sure you condition your hair properly and allow the oils, butters, conditioners and other hydrating elements help form a protective barrier.
- Make time for masks
Did we mention condition? Just 5-10 minutes of masking once a week can add a super dose of healing nourishment that helps to repair damage, increase shine and naturally, keep that colour going stronger for longer.
- Use leave-in treatments to protect hair color when styling
Colored and chemically treated hair needs extra hydration and protection from the sun to prevent damage and loss of nutrients to the hair. Leave-in treatments will help keep your hair smooth and hydrated.
- Heat Protection
They work – In particular, the ingredients in heat protection sprays reduce heat damage.
- Air dry
All that heat from blow-dryers, straightening irons and curling irons may not only be damaging to the hair, but also be pressing play on yet more moisture loss and compromising that radiant colour.