Is there anyone among us who hasn’t harbored dreams of coloring their hair at one point or another? Yet only a few of us venture into that wonderland. When it comes to coloring one’s hair, the common deterrents are fear of damage, harmful chemicals contained in hair dyes, and of course, the fade. It is rather disappointing that after exposing your hair to unfamiliar and potentially harmful chemicals, the color only lasts a short while.
However, with proper care, it is possible to extend that window. With this, you can make the effect last longer and protect your hair from damage and other side effects of coloring. Here are the five basic rules of caring for color-treated hair.
1. Daily Care
Once you have had your hair colored, it is vital to put together a daily hair care routine and follow it. Experts usually give the same advice to women who have color-treated hair. Avoid washing your hair too often, use suitable products to maintain the moisture balance in the hair, and oil the hair once in a while if you can find the time. Check the labels before buying hair products to make sure that they are suitable for colored hair.
2. Gentle Handling
Dyed hair is more delicate than normal hair, and therefore vulnerable to damage and frizz. Be careful when you handle your hair. Refrain from frequent styling and use products that are specially designed for color-treated hair. Be gentle while combing and detangling. Use a wide-tooth comb at all times. Try to prevent exposure to extreme heat, sun, or pollutants. Use products that can provide UV protection as it could cause fading and damage.
3. Color Protective Shampoo
We cannot put enough emphasis on this: always use shampoos and conditioners that are suitable for colored hair. The products you use play a significant role in the longevity of the color as well as the texture and health of your hair. The wrong products can easily cause the hair’s moisture balance to erode, leaving you with dry and damaged hair. They may also accelerate fading.
Products such as Bio Organic Colour Protective Conditioning Shampoo from Indus Valley are crafted to protect colored hair without robbing it of the color. It cleanses the hair gently to remove dirt, oil and built-up, without damaging the hair. It also comes with a built-in conditioner and is made from organic ingredients such as Himalayan spring water, lemon oil, amla, and Ashwagandha extract. It also helps to add volume to the hair, remove frizz, and moisturize the scalp while preserving the hair roots.
Free of toxic components such as paraben, alkali and soap, it also offers protection from harmful effects of UV rays.
4. Deep Conditioning
While you may use serums and oils to moisturize your hair every day, put aside time for a deep conditioning session at least once a week. Deep conditioning is an absolute must for color-treated hair because of its fragility. Make sure that the conditioner you use is designed for color-treated hair. Alternatively, you can also use a deep conditioning shampoo like Bio Organic Colour Protective Conditioning Shampoo.
5. Overnight Care
Nighttime hair routine is just as important as your daily hair care routine. This is especially true if you have color-treated, fine hair. The way you wear your hair during bedtime can influence the health of your hair a lot. Tie your hair in a bun or a ponytail before you go to bed to prevent split ends and damage. It may also help if you oil your hair before bed and leave it on overnight. You can also wrap your hair in a silk scarf if you want to be extra cautious.
A lot of us choose to color our hair because it is easy and affordable. However, the real work comes afterwards. Keep these tips in mind if you have color-treated hair or are considering to have your hair colored. If you fail to give proper care and attention to color-treated hair, you are practically inviting damage and frizz into your life.
That said, coloring can be fun and give your appearance an edge. If a dash of color on your hair is the additional boost of confidence you need, go ahead and run wild. However, remember that it is also a commitment, and it may not be easy to walk back on it. Make your decisions wisely, and stand by it once you do. Take good care of your hair, and remember to use a color-protecting shampoo such as Bio Organic Colour Protective Conditioning Shampoo from Indus Valley.
Did we miss anything important here? What do you think about coloring? Do you have an interesting story about coloring your hair? Share with us in the comments!
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