How To Take Care of Your Colored Hair

by pinksoda
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I am quite amused to see that everywhere I look, more and more women are getting into colored locks. Truly time has evolved and women are becoming bold with their beauty choices and fashion sense. Well it’s a good thing! I love to see women exploring and becoming more confident with themselves.

Let’s face it ladies, our hair is our crowning glory and it brings us so much confidence so it is important that we give it the best care possible. A lot of women as I mentioned earlier do color their hair (I am no exception) nowadays. Doesn’t matter if we did it by ourselves or if we paid a couple of bucks to get it done. A hair fresh from the salon, all rich and shiny feels so great and we want that experience to last for a long time. So to help us get the most out of that fresh from the salon experience, I’ve put together some simple tips to keep that coloured treated hair last longer.

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Don’t Drown It

Avoid excessive rinsing in the shower “Once you’ve shampooed and conditioned, don’t tilt your head back and let the water just run over it for several minutes,” says Teca Gil-lespie, a scientist with P&G. And if you like to wake up under the faucet in the morning, try to spare your hair.

Shampoo & Conditioning

Use hair color protecting shampoo. I highly recommend Tresemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo as it is specifically formulated to be both gentle and protective for colored hair. Since your hair has been treated with chemicals like ammonia, it is important to always use a “colour protecting conditioner”. Conditioning your hair keeps its moisture balance.

Tip: For deep hair conditioning, try going back to the old but ever effective method in deep conditioning. Use olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil to deep condition the hair.

Read about: Top 10 Hair Dying Mistakes Here

Avoid Blow Drying

Let your hair dry naturally. If you really have to, switch to cool setting and use a heat protective spray on my hair prior to blow drying and styling.

Swim with Caution

If you must go swimming (I assume not when your hair is newly dyed), always wear a swimming cap before you take a dip. Chlorine is very harmful for coloured hair and leads to faded color fast. Apply a strengthening conditioner or olive oil before taking the plunge.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

What you eat also dictates the health of your hair as the nutrients of the food you eat provides the energy that fuels hair growth and luster. Eat foods that contains iron-rich protein such as lean meat, fish, low-fat cheeses, egg whites, spinach and soy to keep your color-treated hair looking its best. These types of food feed your scalp and hair by building strong keratin, the protein that strengthens hair, improves texture and stimulates growth.

I hope this helps! If you have more tips on maintaining that colored hair or in keeping the hair healthy please share it with us by leaving a comment below :).

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20 comments

Angelic Sinova February 3, 2016 - 8:50 am

Great tips! I’ll definitely be passing this info along to my sister (how has dyed hair.) She always says its best to avoid blow drying your hair when it’s colored <3

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Irina February 3, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Really useful advice. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Valerie February 3, 2016 - 5:40 pm

I do not color my hair but have several friends that do. These are great tips and I will be sure to share this with my friends.

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy February 3, 2016 - 6:16 pm

Thanks for sharing these tips for taking care of colored hair. It’s important to condition and moisturize my hair regularly, or else it becomes dry and frizzy.

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Liz Mays February 3, 2016 - 7:46 pm

This is helpful advice. I can see how excessive rinsing would damage it and a healthy diet is always important.

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Cassie February 3, 2016 - 9:39 pm

This is some great advice for people with colored hair. I especially like that you brought up the part about the chlorine in swimming pools. A lot of people forget about this.

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Anne HoneyTrek February 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm

Wow, I never thought about my food choices affecting my hair. Any suggestions for a Vegan?

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Chris February 3, 2016 - 9:48 pm

I love my hair and I do love follow all tips that is all about hair care.

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Heather February 3, 2016 - 10:10 pm

I have to blow dry my hair, it gets cowlicks and my hair gets stringy if I don’t blow dry it, but I don’t so hot, I will do medium. I know it’s not the bet for your hai, but my hair does look better when I do it.

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pinksoda February 5, 2016 - 6:36 am

You can use the “cold” option instead of the hot one. :)..that’s what I do when I have to blow dry my hair 🙂

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Jen Jamar February 4, 2016 - 4:16 am

These are great tips! I have a friend who would always forget that her hair was dyed every single time she’d go swimming! Not really sure how she could forget, but she’d end up with green hair every time!

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Franc Ramon February 4, 2016 - 5:03 am

I think proper maintenance with shampoo and conditioner is really important. Avoiding blow dry would really help in keeping the natural moisture in the hair.

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Tori Gabriel February 4, 2016 - 7:15 am

Hair colouring is a bit of a taboo subject on my family. When my sister was studying hairdressing, she accidentally dyedher hair purple. Really vibrant purple. It didn’t look good and she didn’t appreciate her little sister (me) inviting her friends over to look at the purple headed monster. She still won’t talk about hair dye and this was 20 odd years ago.

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pinksoda February 5, 2016 - 6:17 am

hahaha! that’s funny! 😀 😀 . Did she ever use what she learned from that studying?

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Chantal February 4, 2016 - 1:28 pm

I have been dying my hair since I was in high school. It is a great way to change things up and express your personality.

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Maureen February 5, 2016 - 1:33 am

Great tips for those who colored their hair. I don’t color my hair because I have a very sensitve hair and scalp but your tips will help lots of people 🙂

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Ana Fernandez February 5, 2016 - 2:16 am

Your tips are so good! I used to have colored hair and for me starting to eat healthy was a complete game changer

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Chanel | Cultural Xplorer February 5, 2016 - 2:51 am

I wish I had seen this when I had colored hair about two years ago – I definitely did not take proper care of it and it was a mess! If I decide to color my hair ever again I will be following these tips!

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Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy February 5, 2016 - 4:36 am

I dye my hair funky colors. I try to avoid chlorine because it bleaches my hair color right off my hair. I am guilty of letting the water run on my hair in the shower.

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Jasmine Watts February 5, 2016 - 12:58 pm

These are really great tips!! If I decide to color my hair then I will follow these tips!!

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