Experimenting with your hair color is a great way to express your individuality, but flaunting a fresh dye job whenever you feel like it often results in dry, damaged hair. You already know that colored hair needs extra care, but did you know that each kind of color treatment needs different kinds of TLC? Below, five kinds of color treatments and post-color care tips for each:
1. Dyed All Over
Once you’re allowed to wash your hair after going a couple of shades lighter, forego your usual shampoo and try an apple cider vinegar rinse. It will help cleanse and remove buildup from your scalp and encourage shine by coating the cuticle, leaving leave your tresses soft and shiny.
This dye job is perfect if you want a low-maintenance look. Your hairstylist will paint on highlights where the sun naturally hits, and since the color won’t reach your scalp, you won't need to go back to the salon for touch-ups. However, you’ll still need to look after your hair to prevent dryness. Switch to a sulfate-free shampoo, which won’t strip hair of essential oils, and use a conditioner made to treat colored hair, which can help nourish it and keep the color vibrant.
3. Dip-Dyed Hair
Feeling adventurous? The stark contrast between your natural hair color and a vibrantly hued lower half makes for one eye-catching statement. To prevent your ends from feeling like straw, apply a lightweight hair serum just to the portions that are dyed. This way, your scalp won’t feel weighed down with unnecessary treatments, and the parts that do require TLC can get the extra nourishment they need.
4. Bleached Blonde Hair
If you have dark hair, you’ll have to bleach it before dyeing it to your desired shade of blonde. It’s a huge commitment—one that requires more demanding after-care than any other dye job. Aside from getting regular touch-ups to lighten your roots, you will need to use purple shampoo to enhance your new ‘do and maintain its cool tone. Once a week, treat your tresses with a hydrating hair mask to revitalize and strengthen dull, dry strands.
5. Henna Hair
Suffering from sensitive, allergy-prone skin? Henna dye is naturally derived from plants, which makes it a gentler alternative to chemically laden formulas. The color is also temporary, so extend its wear by limiting shampoo to twice or thrice a week and use a conditioner that can help keep the integrity of the color for as long as possible.
No matter your chosen color treatment, you’ll need to supplement your hair care routine with a daily conditioner that can help keep it bright. Try Cream Silk’s Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive Conditioner, a sulfate-free conditioner that helps replenish nutrients lost during the dyeing process to enhance color-treated hair’s vibrance and shine.
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