Not being able to see your favorite stylist could mean trouble for your colored locks. Dyed hair is pretty high-maintenance, especially if you want to keep it looking bright and shiny. If you can’t go to the salon, don’t fret! There are ways to care for your color-treated hair at home. Check them out below:
1. Avoid sun exposure.
If you’re getting your vitamin D fix by sunbathing in your garden, make sure to protect your hair with a hat or a headwrap. The same way extended sun exposure can lighten natural hair, it can fade the color of your dyed hair, too, making it look dull and listless.
2. Say no to heat styling.
It’s no secret that heat styling can damage your hair, especially if it’s been color-treated. Blow drying your hair might be a normal part of your routine, but since you can’t go to the salon to have your maintenance treatments done, opt to towel dry or air dry your hair instead. If you must blow dry, protect your hair with a heat protectant spray.
3. Use a shampoo that won't strip your hair.
Because of the heat, skipping washes is not an option. But shampooing your hair often can lead to color-fading. Instead of foregoing shampoo, use one that can help repair damage. Try Dove Intense Repair Shampoo for this. It's formulated with keratin actives that can help prevent roughness and dry strands and help make them resilient against future damage (a.k.a. when you can go back to the salon to get your hair dyed!).
4. Use a conditioner that targets damage.
Conditioner is dyed hair’s best friend, especially if it can deliver heavy-duty care. If your dyed locks are looking dry and damaged, try Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner Intense Repair. It’s infused with serum capsules that contain coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil, sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E to help deeply nourish damaged hair quickly and efficiently. It’s so intense that it won Best Conditioner for Chemically Treated Hair in Cosmo’s Summer Bucketlist 2020. Your hair will be looking bright and shiny in no time!
5. Reach out to your hairstylist.
If you can stand a faded ‘do or your roots showing, try messaging your hairstylist for some advice. Often, a hairstylist will create a custom color for you, so knowing which dyes she uses is your best bet for getting your go-to color. If you don’t want to risk dying your hair by yourself, she could still give you helpful tips for disguising your roots, making your hair look bright and vibrant, and caring for color-treated hair.
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