Got your hair colored recently? Well, you might be feeling overwhelmed about the fresh look and flaunt off everywhere. But soon your excitement will fade away as hair coloring results in brittle and dry hair if not taken proper care of. And if you think washing them with a good shampoo alone will do the job, you are wrong. So, how to take care of colored hair?
Here are the tips to maintain the good health of your newly colored hair.
Tips That Work For Sure On Your Colored Hair
Wash Less Often
Your hair damages with every wash but the damage is more with frequent washes especially when they are colored. Therefore, one must cut down the number of hair washes they used to do after getting hair colored.
This will prevent the color bleeding during the wash and make it last longer. In addition to this, natural oil of your hair washes away with frequent washes resulting in an itchy and dry scalp.
Therefore, minimize the number of washes.
Wash With Cool Water
Hot water wash makes your hair frizzy and dry thus they are prone to breakage. On the other hand, cool water doesn’t affect the cuticles, prevents frizziness, and seals the hair dye in your hair.
But washing hair with cold water in winters is unimaginable, isn’t it? We have a solution for this as well, use lukewarm water instead of cold water to rinse your hair.
Use A Dry Shampoo
The right products make a huge difference when it comes to hair health. Dry shampoo is one of those essential haircare products for those having colorful locks. This reduces the time between hair washes ultimately protecting your hair from the after damage of more washes.
In addition to dry shampoo, get the right leave-in conditioner that provides extra protection to the hair not only from the weather but also from the use of heat-styling products.
Avoid The Clarifying Treatments
Clarifying treatments can steal the natural shine and moisture from the hair thus avoid using the clarifying shampoos until the artificial color of hair fades away.
Give The Goodness Of Protein To Your Hair
Your hair needs the dose of protein after getting colored. Fix this protein need by including protein-rich food or with protein treatments. Here’s an effective protein mask that you can make at home:
- Mayonnaise- 2 tbsp
- Egg- 1
Break the egg and whip it with mayonnaise. Get a smooth paste and start the application of paste from the tips of your hair. Cover the rest of the hair with the mixture and wait for 45 minutes.
Use a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free and rinse off with cool water. Apply this protein mask once a week to restore the lost health of your hair.
These 5 hair care tips are all your hair needs now. Besides these, oil your hair with coconut, jojoba, or other carrier oil twice a week. Limit the use of heat styling tools and get regular trims to prevent split ends.