Expect to spend more money on your hair even after your color treatment session in a salon. Color-treated hair, be it platinum, red, or purple, needs extra care so that the color lasts longer and stays vibrant all the time. But proper care goes beyond maintaining the color because it also strengthens your tresses.

Coloring Chemicals Damage the Hair

Smiling client sitting in a hair salon while hairdresser is combing her hair

Color treatments, particularly bleaching, can damage your locks. Experienced colorists explain the bleaching process makes hair strands swell, making your hair look voluminous after the treatment. This effect, however, helps to make the coloring more successful.

Bleaching is a lengthy process; how long you spend in the chair will depend on the color you want to achieve. In some case, you may have to dedicate half of your day in a salon. The process makes your hair prone to breakage and gives your hair split ends.

Don’t let your colored tresses look dull and frizzy with poor hair care.

Maintaining Your Colored Hair

Your choice of products is crucial if you have colored hair. Regular hair care products can make your hair drier and ruin its color. Choose products that help moisturize your hair and make it stronger, especially when you get frequent chemical treatments.

Ingredients are also an important consideration when choosing the right product for your color-treated hair. Some ingredients have different reactions between color-treated and natural hair. For instance, moringa promotes healthy hair growth. It contains over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidant varieties that benefit your hair and scalp. 

Other ways to keep your hair healthy after a color treatment include:

  • Prepare your hair before the color treatment – your hair should be well-nourished and hydrated before coloring. Use oil and hair mask at least two months before your salon appointment. Avoid heating tools, too, as they make your hair more fragile.
  • Use the right dyes – having a professional color your hair reduces the risks for severe damage. The stylist will know what type of dye to use and the amount your hair can handle. Misuse of hair chemicals, like bleach, harm not just your hair and scalp but any part of your body, too.
  • Reduce the time you wash your hair – frequent washing can fade the color of your hair quickly. Wash your hair two to three times a week instead of three to four times. Use cold water when rinsing your hair because it controls frizz, and seals the cuticle and the color in your hair.
  • Get quality dry shampoo – this hair product helps your hair stay fresh and smooth on days you don’t wash your locks. It’s easy to use and, depending on the brand you pick, can last throughout the day.

Woman getting a hair color treatment at a salon

Hair color can bring out a different side of you and highlight your best features. Poor maintenance, however, can fade the color easily and make your hair unhealthy. Keep your colored hair stand out anytime through a hair care routine and or hair care products that meet the needs of your tresses.