We have all been in awe of those beautiful models and celebrities that sport shiny, lively locks colored in creative ways at fashion events, in magazines, and on the billboards. Who does not crave for such looks? For those who not know, your hair styling is the backbone of your fashion look and merely tweaking up your hair can do wonders to your makeover. One of the most common hair makeovers includes color treatments. Unfortunately, most of us who get those treatments either end up with dry, damaged and frizzy hair or our colors do not last long, and we find ourselves running towards the salon after only a couple of weeks.
There are no two thoughts about the fact that hair dyes are laced with chemicals that infiltrate your hair and their effect is not very helpful. This means that your hair demands extra care and pampering compared to the hair care regime that you followed with your virgin hair. Unfortunately, many clients think that a trip to the salon to get the hair dyed does the job and they will not need to worry much afterward. Within two weeks they find themselves back in the salon for a root touch up.
There are a few common mistakes that most customers make when it comes to color treated hair. Avoiding those simple blunders will not only make your color last longer, but it will also protect you from getting dry, damaged and frizzy.
DIY Hair Dyes
It sounds tempting to pick a box of hair color off the rack and apply it all over your head to get the results that you wanted. What you do not know is that most of these over-the-counter low-cost hair color formulas are cheap ones. Professional hair color will cost you a bit extra, but they have been formulated after a lot of research. Moreover, professional hair color companies train their authorized salons and stylists, therefore you know that your hair job will be done professionally. As a result, not only will your hair color last longer, but you will be protecting your hair from possible damage.
Hair Styling Tools
It is quite tempting to try a new hair look every day. One day you want to go all curly, while you might want your locks to be straightened on another day. The bad news is that most of these styling tools are heat based and heat is one of the worst things that you can do your color treated hair. If you want to protect your hair color and hair quality, it is essential that you cut down on heating tools. Always use a heat protection serum when you have to use a heat-based styling tool on your color treated hair.
Shampoo and Conditioning
As a rule of thumb, regardless of how “good and expensive” your shampoo is, you should not be shampooing your hair more than 2 or 3 times a week. Too much shampoo ruins your color treated hair. Make sure that the shampoo you are using is specially designed for color treated hair. Do your research for the best shampoo for color treated hair that suits your hair type. It is recommended that you invest in a professional hair care brand rather than a drugstore shampoo, especially if you have invested a lot of money into coloring your hair.
If you avoid these 3 things, you will be doing yourself a favor and making sure you are protecting your color treated hair!