Coloring hair has become a part of one’s style routine these days. Some color their hair for style, some color to hide greys. This way or that, how should you care for colored hair?
Color treated hair can lose the shine and luster or even become a little fragile, if left uncared for. But with the right care, you can keep your hair shiny and full of life. Here are few tips to care for colored hair.
Do you know coloring your hair makes it porous? Applying conditioner can keep your hair healthy and moisturized. When hair is porous, hair loses moisturize fast. So use a conditioner regularly. If you use chemical hair dyes, conditioning hair dyes are ideal.
Use a Shower Cap!
Wondering why? You probably wash your hair twice or thrice a week, but you shower everyday right? During those showers, don’t get your hair wet. Instead, use a shower cap! Even without shampoo, washing hair often can fade the color faster and also affect your hair and scalp. You don’t want to task your hair more than you need to.
Say NO to Ammonia
Ammonia has a lot of side effects and strips your hair and scalp off its nutrients. Nowadays, most brands have ammonia-free hair colors. If you want to treat your hair with TLC – say NO to ammonia.
Use Cold or Lukewarm Water for Hair Wash
Yes, soaking in a hot tub, or using hot steaming water to wash off can be relaxing after a long day. If you color your hair, don’t use hot water for washing it off. One, it damages your hair. With color already doing its fair share, you don’t want to add hot water on top of it. Besides, it also fades off the color faster.
Oil your Hair & Scalp
When you color your hair, hair tends to get dry easily. Using oils can keep your hair and scalp nourished and moisturized.
Don’t Shampoo Often!
We all know washing your hair often using shampoo can cause the color to fade away faster. Besides, it will also strip your hair and scalp off its natural oils, so keep shampoo wash to bare minimum. This way, your hair will be healthier and color will last longer.
Don’t Use Shampoo for 2 Days After Coloring
If you use hair color, wait for two days before you use a shampoo. Hair color needs to set in fully and you don’t want chemicals from the shampoo distorting the colors, or fading away your color.
Most shampoos include Sulfates, but they strip your hair off its color. Besides, it can also leave your hair dry. So make sure you use a shampoo that is sulfate free.
Use Dry Shampoo as a Go-Between
You don’t shampoo today, or hair wash, but your hair is oily? Use a dry shampoo to get out excess oil, so your hair can be bouncy all over again. This way, you don’t use shampoo, or wash out your hair, but hair looks and feels fresh all over again.
These are just a few tips to care for colored hair. Stay tuned for more! Have you tried HY Vitamins Hair Care Range, yet?