Whatever your hair color, the key to looking and feeling great is down to how you take care of your locks.
The wind, the rain, the sun – not to mention the daily use of hairdryers, curling tongs and hair straighteners – can all add up to dry, damaged hair which will transform your once healthy tresses into a lackluste, dull and unmanageable mess.
Here at HairColorCode.com we understand that a daily ritual of deep conditioning and preening to keep your hair looking healthy may not be possible, so here’s a list of quick and easy tips to keep your hair color looking its best.
1. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type
There is a huge choice of hair products on the market but which is best for you?
Start by working out your hair strengths and weaknesses. Is it oily at the roots? Dry and brittle? Colored and in need of nourishment? Once you figure out your hair type look for a specific range that suits your needs. And don’t be drawn into using the most expensive shampoo on the shelf. Drug store shampoo’s often contain the exact same ingredients as those pricey looking bottles in your local salon.
The right products can make all the difference. Remember to only use conditioner at the very tips of your hair.
2. Use heat protecting products before drying and straightening
Investing in a heat defense spray can do wonders for the health of your hair.
They work by adding a protective layer to your hair to stop the heat stripping the natural oil from the hair shaft. Jetting off for some winter sun? Don’t forget to pick up a spray with an added SPF and wear a sunhat whenever possible.
3. Use a hair masque or deep conditioner once a week
Regularly using a conditioning treatment once a week can increase shine and protect your hair color.
Either use a dedicated deep conditioning treatment or apply your regular conditioner all over your hair, comb through, leave for ten minutes and rinse thoroughly for soft silky hair.
4. Use a blast of cool water or cool setting on your hairdryer
When you wash your hair, use two applications of shampoo and follow by rinsing out your conditioner using cool water (not icy cold!).
This action will close the cuticle of the hair and make it appear smoother and less frizzy. Using the cool setting on your hairdryer after styling will achieve the same effect.
5. Choose a semi-permanent color for all over shine
Ever wondered how celebs like Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry have perfect glossy hair?
Try a semi-permanent hair dye to replicate the look. A semi-permanent color can be beneficial as it adds a natural shine to the hair and coats the hair shaft increasing the thickness of the hair. An added bonus is it creates a youthful look without damaging the hair follicles.
6. Get a regular cut
Getting a regular haircut is the simplest way to achieve healthy looking hair. Not only is it a confidence boost but even a tiny trim can remove split ends and keep your hair in tip top condition. Experts recommend a haircut every six weeks.
7.Commit to looking after your hair
Following these easy tips will definitely improve the health of your hair. Setting aside just ten minutes a week to deep condition your hair can make all the difference, and if you are worried about the cost remember that a regular cut and the right products can actually work out cheaper in the long run. Invest in your hair and you will love the results!7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Hair Color ,