Dying your hair is a huge step. It’s a risk and the results can range anywhere from amazing to horrific. Choosing the right color is a big deal but making sure your hair stays healthy after you’ve dyed it is an ever bigger deal. Before you dye your hair, you should consider the effects it can have on the health of your hair. Dying your hair can trigger hair loss, it can completely dry your hair out, and it can make your hair weak just to name a few things. However, if you still want to take the plunge here’s some things you can do to counter the effects of hair dye.
1) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Dying your hair dries it out and there’s nothing you can do to prevent this. Even the most expensive dyes at the most high end salons will dry your hair out, albeit to a lesser extent than store bought hair dyes. The best way to deal with this is by hydrating your hair as much as possible. This means conditioning it on a regular basis, at least 3 – 4 times a week and using a deep conditioner at least once a week.
2) Use Products Specifically Designed for Color Treated Hair
Use a shampoo and conditioner that are specifically targeting for color treated hair. These formulas contain special nutrients that aimed at replacing properties your hair needs after it has been dyed. You can easily find these types of shampoos and conditioners at any store but if you really want to keep your hair healthy then consult your local salon about what products you should be using. They can do a consultation and assess exactly what your hair needs.
3) Be picky when choosing your dye
Did you know that certain hair dyes can have negative effects on your physical health? That’s why it’s important to research what type of dye you are using and make sure it’s safe.
4) Minimize the use of heat products
When you’ve dyed your hair it can be tempting to pull out all of your styling products like blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons to play around with your hair but you should avoid doing this! Dyed hair is more susceptible to heat damage than normal hair. We all know that heat products are bad for your hair even if it’s not dyed so multiply those effects and that’s what you’ll have on color treated hair. It’s best to let the color do the talking and leave the styling for later!