DIY or Salon for Color Treated Hair?
If you are comfortable doing your own hair (and low on cash), it is perfectly acceptable to do your dye job at home. Pick up a box almost anywhere, local drugstore, beauty supply store, or even the grocery store. Try to be sure of your color choice and understand that your result may not exactly match the manufacturer’s picture.
If you’re unsure about home coloring, go to a professional for help with application and color selection. If you are nervous about color choice, try a rinse first, rather than a permanent color. A rinse allows you to try a new color without a permanent commitment. Most color rinses last 6-8 shampoos because they only stain the outer layer of hair versus penetrating the shaft and depositing hair color like a permanent dye. Although a rinse gives you a temporary change, it cannot lighten hair, so only consider this option if the color you want is deeper than the color you already have.
It is important to note that with color treated hair care, the more “permanent” the color, the more damaging the results can be. Permanent and semi-permanent color penetrates more deeply, and thus requires the most reconstructive care. Semi-permanent, and rinses or temporary colors need must less maintenance.
Consider Natural Dyes like henna, cassia, indigo, nutmeg, tomato, hibiscus, or honey. While many of these natural hair coloring techniques give incredible results, be aware that some work over time or after multiple applications, so you may not see a color change immediately. Here’s something fun to try – eye shadow can provide funky highlights for the day. Cream and liquid shadows provide deeper color and last longer than powder. Use a little shampoo to remove!
So please remember, hair color is best maintained with products specially formulated for delicate, color treated hair. Just as you would dry-clean an expensive dress rather than throwing it in a washing machine, it’s worth the effort to find top quality hair care products that work to enhance and preserve your color. Be good to your hair for longer-lasting more vibrant color.
Color Treated Hair Care Requires the Right Products.
Rihanna is the queen of changing up her look, which almost always includes a color update. If you’re anything like RiRi, you have to work to keep your color treated hair healthy and looking good. Whether its highlights or a full color, to avoid hair damage it is important with color treated hair care, you need to use the right products.
Coloring your hair is both a statement and an investment and you have to make sure you’re protecting that investment. Proper color treated hair care requires the right tools. When you color your hair, make sure you look for products specially designed for color treated hair. These products were developed with your specific needs in mind and avoid ingredients that can damage your hair.
Sulfate-free shampoo is your best option to avoid stripping the hair of moisture and essential oils. It can also prevent your color from fading and prevent you from having to make more trips to the salon for touch-ups. Taking the time to find a sulfate-free shampoo will save you from hair damage and damage to your wallet!
Most protein conditioning products aren’t appropriate for color treated hair. However, Nutress Hair offers protein conditioning treatments that are specifically formulated to protect color treated hair from UV rays and pollutants. Products like this will provide great, intensive moisturizing powers without affecting your color.
It is also important to protect your color from overexposure to the sun. If you know you’re going to be out in the sun for a while, maybe sitting by the pool or the beach, take the extra step of throwing on a great sunhat or headscarf to keep those harmful UV rays off your hair.