Monday, October 15, 2012

Protecting Your Hair Color With the Right Products

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Now that we are in the Fall season, most of us are sporting new autumn inspired hair colors from the bold reds, copper tones, gold tones, and auburn tones. We must retain our lovely hair color by using the right products to keep it from fading and the hair from drying out. Read the tips below on retaining your hair color and making it last.

Tips to Protecting Your Color-Treated Hair

  1. Use sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfate-free will not strip your hair color or dry out your tresses. It will maximize your hair color. 
  2. Use a moisturizing conditioner that contains proteins.  This will keeps the hair moisturized and avoid dryness and breakage. 
  3. Wash hair once a week & Co-wash once a week. Washing the hair frequently during the week will lead to the color fading.
  4. Wash hair in cool water. Washing hair in cool water will seal the cuticles and retains the hair color.  
  5. Minimize the use of heat on the hair. Too much heat will lead to dryness, breakage, and fading of color.
  6. Wear a satin bonnet & sleep on a satin pillow case. This is keep the hair moisturized throughout the night and keeps the hair manageable in the morning. Cotton scarves and pillowcases will absorb moisture from the hair causing dryness and breakage.
These tips should be taken not only for natural hair, but also for lace wigs. Non-virgin hair is processed with an hair color and care is needed to maintain the color as well as keeping the hair moisturized.