Pamper your Colored Hair

June 28, 2012 12:06
Pamper your Colored Hair

 Using Hair Colors is as common as using any other beauty product these days… even though this is the nth time I am mentioning, if not properly taken care, your hair color can definitely damage the natural instinct of your hair… here are some quick tips that can be used to take care of your colored hair…

Trim your hair every four to six weeks to remove split ends and make your hair more manageable. A good haircut is the best foundation for the rest of the steps. It allows you to spend less time fussing with your hair and applying heat and more chemicals in an effort to coax it into doing what it doesn't want to do.
Use a shampoo specially formulated for color-treated hair, and if you must wash everyday, shampoo only once. When you shampoo, avoid tugging your hair, and wash gently. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the shampoo. Don't wash your hair if it isn't dirty.

Use a conditioner for color-treated hair each time you shampoo, and apply a little extra to the ends. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the conditioner. Removing all traces of shampoo and conditioner minimizes any film that attracts dirt, hides hair's natural shine, and makes hair less manageable. It also means that you may not have to wash as frequently.

Apply a deep conditioner once a month.

Use a special micro-fiber hair-drying towel. They absorb more moisture than regular bath towels, allowing you to apply less heat to dry your hair.

Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair with minimal breakage.

Blow-dry your hair when it's almost dry. The more heat you apply, the more damage you inflict to the cuticle. Dry with your fingers instead of a brush until the very end of the drying process. Ionic blow dryers reportedly dry hair up to 60 per cent faster than other blow dryers.

Avoid curling irons and hot rollers. Style your hair with a brush and blow dryer.
If you must apply mousse, styling gel, and/or hair spray, apply them sparingly. All of these styling aids contain drying chemicals and dull the shine.

Brush your hair gently.

If you have long hair, use hair accessories instead of rubber bands for ponytails.
If you have long hair, use hair accessories instead of rubber bands for ponytails.
Avoid chlorine, and when you do swim, wash the chlorine out of your hair as soon as possible after swimming.

Avoid excessive exposure to the sun.

When you color your hair, there's no need to apply color to your entire head. It may be easier to color your entire head, but repeatedly coloring the ends inflicts more damage and encourages breakage. Instead, apply color to the roots and pull the color through with a wide-tooth comb at the end. Color your entire head no more than twice a year.

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