Hair Care for Color-Treated Hair
Dyed hair requires special attention to prevent fading, preserve health, and increase shine. There are a number of things to avoid, a few things you simply cannot, and a number of essentials to preserve your mane. Read on below for our hair care tips for color-treated hair! Invest in a color-enhancing shampoo
Choose products that are ammonia-free
- To keep your hair looking fresh between salon appointments, find a color-boosting shampoo to match your shade. This will promote shine and add a light coating of color to your hair.
Rinse with chamomile tea
- This will reduce hair damage since ammonia weakens the hair shaft by stripping its outer layer. It can also be very irritating to your scalp and cause dryness and scaling.
Apply a leave-in conditioner, mask or serum
- For soft and shinier hair, try this age-old trick twice a month. Simply brew a large cup of chamomile tea, let sit until it cools, and pour onto damp hair while massaging it in. Rinse after 10 minutes with cool water. Chamomile tea is gentle for color-treated hair, has a calming effect on the scalp, and also acts as a natural lightener (great for cutting out the brassiness in blonde hair).
Summer: use products with added UV hair protection
- To boost vibrancy and add shine, leave-in conditioners are a fantastic way to restore the nutrients to your hair that are commonly stripped through the dying process. The Milani Hair “Rescue Me Hair Mask” is an intense mask that can be used once a week to rebuild strength, hydrate, and protect.
- The hot sun is just as equally damaging as the cold winter elements and requires added protection from the harmful UV rays. If you are outside for long periods of time, be sure to also invest in a fashionable hat. J