Color-treated hair requires a little more TLC than virgin hair—hair that hasn't already been dyed, highlighted, or bleached. If you want your hair to look and feel its best, it’s helpful to stick to a hair care routine that includes plenty of hydrating, color-safe products with nurturing ingredients.
Always use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.Sulfates can dry out hair, strip color molecules, and accelerate color fading.
Don’t shampoo too frequently. Shampoo can strip the natural oils from your hair, leading to overproduction from your oil glands as they try to compensate. The less you sud up, the less risk of fading.
Watch your water temperature. We all love a hot shower, but we love that fresh, vibrant hair color even more. Have mercy on your hair by using cool water to wash and rinse it. Even if you can’t stand cool water for your whole shower, at the very least, finish up your shower with a cool rinse on your hair to help close the cuticle after washing.If you have curly hair, fill an empty spray bottle with water to spritz your curls every morning. (This hair care tip packs a double punch—cooler water is way better for your skin, too.)
Hair Treatments. Maybe your strands feel too dry, look a little dull, or break off more when you brush? If that sounds familiar, it could be time to try deep conditioning or protein treatments.