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How To Take Care Of Dyed Hair

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How To Take Care Of Dyed Hair

If you've just colored your hair and you want to keep it healthy, shiny, and colored for a long time, here are some expert tips.

How To Take Care Of Dyed Hair

Seal In Your New Color

When hair has just been colored, its cuticle is still open and porous. The best way to seal hair color into the cuticle is with heat. Using heat on newly colored hair is usually discouraged, but it is extremely beneficial for closing the cuticle with the color so it doesn't get washed out or fade with sunlight or any other external force. Have your hairstylist completely dry and flat iron your hair before you leave. Heat styling hair after coloring adds shine, keeping it from developing a dull look over time.

Don't wash your hair for 48 hours after you leave the salon. The hair cuticle is still porous in the first 48-72 hours after a hair color process.

Use Color Shampoo and Conditioner

Avoid using cleansing or purifying shampoos after your hair color treatment. Color-treated shampoos are designed specifically for colored hair to keep it from pulling the color out. Shampoo less frequently, and apply the shampoo to the scalp, not the entire strand. Your head is what secretes the oil, not the tips of your hair, so if you're shampooing the base of your scalp you will keep your hair clean without over-washing the color. Avoid hard water which which can discolor hair and cause it to fade faster.

Moisture shampoos help keep the hair shiny and the color fresh by returning the moisture to it, fighting dryness and over-cleansing. Use cold water to wash your hair. Hot water strips the hair and scalp of its natural oils and makes it look drier.

Protecting Hair During Styling

Leave-in conditioners, specifically ones designed for color-treated hair, are lifesavers for color treated hair when styling. If you want to style your hair after coloring, find a leave-in or heat protectant spray to coat your hair with it.

There are UV protectant products that will protect your hair from sun exposure.

Generally avoiding heat styling whenever possible will keep your hair from drying out.

Vitamins and Supplements

Hair health is largely dependent on vitamins. Taking Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Biotin will increase your natural hair health.

Color Retouch Frequency and Regular Trims

Frequently coloring your hair exposes it to the risk of overdrying. Touch up your color every six to eight weeks, or longer if you can. Don't double process your hair with highlights or relaxers or per solution shortly after coloring your hair, and keep in mind that treating your hair with two different chemical treatments greatly increases the chance of it becoming dry, dull, and lifeless.

Taking care of your hair with washing, heating, and styling will greatly increase the lifetime of your color and the overall health of your hair. Follow these steps and you will maintain beautiful healthy color treated hair for a long time.

About the Author:
Jacqueline Cao
Jacqueline Cao is founder of Her Glow Up, a beauty site 
offering insider scoops and makeup tips and advice. 

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  1. Absolutely nice! Great post dear.


    1. Thanks so much. I enjoyed writing it :)

  2. Thanks for a very valuable post! :)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it and found it useful

  3. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  4. Thanks for these useful tips, I really need to try some of these!

    1. Your welcome. Be sure to let us know once you try out these tips and how they work out for you.

  5. I knew some of these, but learned a few tips here!

  6. Thanks for this good information for those who dye their hair. I am still a natural blond at age 86, with a few gray strands. Who knows I may need to color up a bit soon. Thanks Lux for visiting my blog.