Your hair is the best when left open naturally but we cannot stop experimenting with hair color and other heat treatments. Many people have horror stories about their hair coloring.
You definitely need to get it done by a hair professional. No matter how healthy your hair and your lifestyle are, color treatment does cause a little damage to your hair. It is necessary in these cases to take proper care of your hair.
Here are a few easy steps to take care of your hair:
Avoid using a sulfate shampoo
Color-treated hair tends to be drier than natural hair. Using a sulfate shampoo will only strip down your natural oils resulting in more dryness. Not only natural oils, but it is also usually harsh on the hair and it tends to fade the color little by little after every use. Oil your hair as per usual but do not overdo it as it would be hard to get rid of.
Say no to heat
Extra care has to be taken while exposing your hair to heat. Make sure you never forget to use a heat protectant spray before doing any heat styling. While showering, make sure you are lowering the water temperature. While steeping out in the sun for long hours, either ensure you wear a hat to cover your scalp or apply SPF to the part of the scalp that is exposed. If you engage in swimming make sure to cover your hair as exposure to chlorine will cause more damage.
Use products specifically designed for color-treated hair
There are a lot of brands that have emerged that make products for color-treated hair. Regular hair mask and deep conditioning once every 2 weeks is important o maintain hair health. Use dry shampoos to avoid washing hair more often.