Written by Dana Thomas Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:14
If you color your hair, you need to pay close attention to what shampoo you are using. Colored hair may be vulnerable to drying out and becoming frizzy. The coloring process breaks down the follicle and strips the hair of natural moisture. Here are some important things to consider when selecting shampoo for your hair and some other tips for taking care of your hair when it has been colored or highlighted.
Regular shampoo that isn’t designed for color treated hair can strip away the color and cause even more damage to the hair and scalp.
Many companies that manufacture color have made great strides in keeping the hair healthier when coloring, but care still needs to be considered when picking a shampoo. Color reserve shampoos are made to add extra moisture and create a protective layer around the hair fiber. Because color treated hair becomes more porous with each application of color or highlighting it seems to pick up residues from chemicals in your hairspray, conditioners, gels etc. Therefore, you need to choose a shampoo that keeps the hair Ph balanced and contains a gentle sulfate such as tricedeth or sodium myreth.
The cuticle on the hair shaft is flared out so consider using a moisturizing hairspray and mousse when styling your hair. Use volumizing products that contain moisturizing and defrizzing ingredients. Leave-in conditioners used regularly can help with any dry look that comes with coloring your hair. Lastly, always use a protective spray when straightening with a flat iron to protect you colored hair.
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