There’s a new trend in town, and dyed hair is all the rage. Not that it hasn’t been already for the past few years, but recent innovations and creative solutions to the past ways of plainly dying one’s hair from one shade to another has boosted it to mainstream style all the more.
Free cosmetic samples and paid products alike can do a lot for those who want to experiment, but there are common, undeniably fashionable trends one can try out, too. Some of the most famous hair trends this year include the dip-dye, rainbow bangs, brightly colored locks, and gradients. But remember, no matter which one you pick, it won’t be any good without maintenance!
Take a look at our hair care tips for those with dyed hair:
Choose a Colour-Protecting Shampoo
Hair colour consultants from all over the globe agree that those with dyed hair need a special kind of shampoo for maintaining its color, shine, and vibrancy. Regular shampoos cannot be substituted as they may contain elements that may contribute to the detriment of the colored hair, resulting in a botched – and wasted – job.
Avoid Washing Your Hair Frequently
Constant contact with water will understandably wash the color out of your hair eventually, especially if it’s new. That said, don’t wash too often and let the color “stick” for a while first.
You may also want to use only cool or lukewarm water when showering, as hotter temperatures will lead to an easier removal of your hair’s tint.
So, in lieu of washing it every day, you may refresh your hair by applying dry shampoo instead. They’re just as good as the real thing, only quicker!
Use Conditioner after Your Shampoo
Dry hair is public enemy number one. This is because having dry and colored hair will make your locks look more artificial than appealing, so avoid this at all costs. Luckily, the remedy is simple – apply conditioner every time after you shampoo. That’s all it takes. Make sure to leave it on for at least 3 minutes before rinsing off to ensure that your hair gets enough.
Shy Away From Using Hot Tools
The use of hot tools such as hair dryers and curling irons can lead to dry hair as they burn away essential proteins which keep your hair smooth and soft. That said, make sure to apply hair sprays specifically designed for heat protection when before using them! Also, try not to forcefully style your hair every day, as it can lead to serious long-term damage.
Enhance with a Serum or Shine Spray
Think of it like adding topcoat on your nails, or a little gloss on your lips. A bit of extra shine never hurt, and the same goes for your hair. Apply some hair polish to give your locks that natural, lively look while also protecting it from drying out.
Remember, no matter what kind of color you tint your hair, it won’t be any good if you don’t maintain it. Make sure to always keep your hair moisturized, clean, and well-kept without subjecting it to harsh treatment. Do that, and your lovely locks will do just fine.