Tips for Caring for Dyed Hair
If you’re fond of coloring your hair to stay in style, follow the trend, make a statement or just cover up those embarrassing gray streaks, you should know by now that dyed hair requires a different hair care routine than natural hair.
The process that your hair undergoes to transform from its deep black to chocolate brown, bleach blond or even a wild pink may all seem magical but it’s actually a chemical process that makes your hair dull, brittle and dry especially if you don’t care for it properly. This is because all hair dye products contain a chemical bleaching agent called Ammonia that helps your hair absorb the dye. Unfortunately, it also strips your hair of its natural oils and moisture.
So to restore the natural shine and moisture of your tresses, here are some useful tips and tricks on how to take care of your color-treated hair:
Use a color-protecting shampoo
There are shampoos specifically designed to protect your hair’s color treatment. Color protecting shampoos are not only gentle, they keep your hair color vibrant. Avoid using harsh shampoos that could make your hair even dryer by stripping its moisture.
Condition your hair generously
Conditioners should become a staple to your hair care regimen. Nourish your hair with a generous amount of conditioner as it contains emulsifying surfactants that can restore those dry strands.
Apply a color-depositing shampoo weekly
To keep you from visiting the salon for touch-ups for longer periods of time, get a color-depositing shampoo and conditioner that have UV protection factors and moisturizing formulae. There are also color-depositing products that contain pigment enhancers to keep your hair color from fading.
Use an SPF enhanced leave-in conditioner
Before you go out, apply a leave-in conditioner enriched with UVA and UVB filters to moisturize your hair, make it more manageable and protect it from the sun’s UV rays.
With these tips, you can now start feeling secure everytime you want a color change for your hair! Just remember, before going to a trusted salon to have your hair dyed, you have to know the needs of your hair to avoid damaging chemicals. If you feel like your dry hair is interfering with healthy hair growth, call Svenson at 892-4247 and get your free hair and scalp analysis by qualified trichologists!