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What’s the best thing about getting your hair dyed? It’s a fun and exciting experience, especially if you go for bolder and daring colors like vibrant pink, blue, purple or even silver. I was once obsessed with getting my hair dyed all the time (at least every three months) but at a certain point, it stops becoming fun when your hair starts to get dry and brittle.
Don’t fret because there are ways to prevent this from happening. Here are some tips for maintaining color while keeping your hair healthy:
One of the simplest things you can do to make your hair color last longer is to wash your hair less. Washing dyed hair every day gets rid of your scalp’s natural oils, which you need to keep your hair soft and nourished. If you’re used to washing your hair every day, try cutting it down to every other day.
Does your hair feel greasy on days when you’re not washing your hair? Dry shampoo can fix that problem. Get a dry shampoo like ACURE’s Dry Shampoo to help get rid of excess oil on your hair. Apply the shampoo to your roots and massage it gently until it’s fully absorbed, and your hair will feel fresh and clean. Quick and easy!
Whether you’re dyeing your hair at home or at a salon, it’s important to use hair products that are meant for colored hair, such as color-protecting shampoo. If your hair is a lighter shade, such as ashy or blonde, using a purple shampoo is key to keeping your color vibrant and intact.
The main issue with blonde hair is that it can start to look brassy after a while. When this happens, try LIME’s Purple-Pop Shampoo to help get rid of unwanted yellow or brassy undertones. You don’t have to use color-protecting or purple shampoo all the time; you can use it as little as twice a week or once a month, depending on the tone of your hair.
Dyed hair, especially if it’s bleached, can become damaged and your strands can end up feeling like straw. Nobody wants that to happen! So to keep your hair soft, smooth and healthy, use a hydrating shampoo occasionally. Lador’s Moisture Balancing Shampoo is perfect for dry and damaged hair. This shampoo deeply hydrates your hair while gently washing away dirt and excess oil.
Dyed hair is extremely prone to becoming dry so apply a nourishing conditioner like AROMATICA’s Lemongrass Volume Care Conditioner after you shampoo. This conditioner doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances, silicone and mineral oils, making it great for dyed hair. Formulated with naturally derived extracts such as lemon balm, this conditioner will keep your hair moisturized and more manageable. It feels like a refreshing drink for your hair!
If you’re already following all of the above tips, then that’s good news for your hair! But why stop there when you can do more? Colored hair isn’t pretty if it starts to look flat and dull. To bring life back to your hair, treat your locks to a weekly hair mask.
The OMG! 3 In 1 Kit Hair Repair System from double dare, which includes a healing natural shampoo, recovery protein treatment and self-warming collagen + keratin infused mask cap, will give you that glossy and healthy-looking hair that you long for. This treatment nourishes and protects your hair, and also eliminates frizz and helps reduce hair breakage. It’s the ultimate mask treatment for dyed hair!
Caring for dyed hair can be a bit high maintenance but it’s all worth it when your hair comes out looks healthy and fabulous! If your hair feels damaged, you can refer back to Chapter 9 for some tips on how to strengthen your tresses.