Colored hair needs more advanced care. There are a few rules to follow to keep the hair color beautiful for longer. Especially bleached blonde hair needs protection against yellowing and the loss of pigment and shade.
Colour-treated hair can become porous and sensitive to mechanical damage. It is therefore particularly important to make sure that the hair is always well moisturized. Developing a hair care routine, which includes the regulated use of cosmetics tailored to your hair’s needs and the restriction of hot styling appliances may help.
Choose a hair care line for post-coloured hair
Care mistakes often accelerate the washing out of pigment, so many cosmetic companies have developed special formulas of cosmetics designed for bleached or darkened hair. Hair dyed blonde is particularly difficult to care for because it must be protected from becoming matted and from the cool undertones being washed out. The following products work well for this purpose KÉRASTASE BLONDE ABSOLUthe series includes a gentle shampoo and a moisturising conditioner, an overnight serum, a hair mask and a fortifying oil. The cosmetics provide comprehensive support for hair weakened by bleaching. It is advisable to choose products, which have both restorative and neutralizing effect on the unwanted yellow or copper tones. It is also good to pay attention to the composition of the products. Blond Absol uses hyaluronic acid, edelweiss oil and lipids, which when used together strengthen the hair and restore the right moisture level and softness.
Rinse your hair in cold water
To improve the overall health of your hair, it is important to wash your hair properly. First of all, you should not wash your hair every day. This will dry out your hair quickly. You should also avoid using water that is too hot because it opens up the cuticles and rinses out the color faster. Rinse your hair in cold water after shampooing to keep your color longer.
Keep the Ends of Your Hair in Mind
The ends of your hair are at greatest risk of drying out. Make sure to have them trimmed every few months by your hair stylist and to rub a moisturising oil into the ends regularly. It would be good if you cut down on heat styling. If you can’t give up using curling irons or straighteners, make sure you always have a heat protectant on hand that won’t weigh your hair down.
Protect Your Hair from UV Radiation
Colored hair is at risk of fading due to UV rays. In the summer, especially on very sunny days, remember to cover your hair with a light-colored hat or bandana. This is not only healthy for your entire body because it helps protect you from sunstroke, but it also protects the pigments in your hair from bleaching.
Taking Care of Your Hair While You Sleep
Nighttime hair care is just as important as evening hair care. If you have a problem with static, consider buying a soft silk pillowcase. Not only will you protect your hair from tangling and frizz, but you’ll also minimize the problem of breakage. Silk pillowcases are pleasant for everyday use because they adjust to the temperature of the environment. They are also suitable for allergy sufferers.
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