Here is how to treat coloured hair; To all those who have tinted hair one way or the other please do take care of it in the following ways:
1. Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner: Sodium laureth sulfate, also known as sodium laureth ether sulfate, is a type of anionic detergent that is found in many personal care products. This ingredient is used to help produce a foaming effect to your shampoos and conditioners. By using sulfates, you run the risk of stripping your hair of its natural oils and moisture, which can then lead to stripping your beautiful colour-treated hair.
2. Deep condition regularly: Your hair is at its most porous state when colour-treated. This means that moisture escapes your strands much faster than normal. Deep conditioning is yet another way to make sure your hair is getting all the moisture it needs so that your strands don’t succumb to the straw-like condition many complain about when rocking colour. The hair is also weaker in this state, so protein is needed.
3. Wash hair less often: You will need to get into a daily maintenance routine to keep your look moisturized and beautiful. Washing your hair every day is something you want to avoid if wanting your hair colour to last longer. Not only are you washing away the natural oils that moisturize and keep your hair colour looking fresh, you also wash away a little bit of your hair dye every time you wash your hair. Try washing your hair every other day or even 2-3 times a week to keep your colour. But be sure to moisturize every day. Put some oil in your hands and apply from tip to root. Alternatively, use a leave-in conditioning spray with some added argon or jojoba oil.
4. Handle gently: Colour-treated hair tends to be fragile, that means it is important to handle your hair gently. Be ultra-sensitive during washing, detangling and styling. This means making sure to use products specifically designed for colour-treated natural hair when washing and moisturizing. Also, get yourself a good quality, wide-tooth comb for detangling as anything else can lead to damage or hair loss. If you’re a swimmer, always use a swimming cap to protect colour-treated hair from chemicals in the pool.
5. Moisturize when styling: Make your colour-treated hair less likely to break or split by using products that hydrate when styling. Moisturizing and sealing in that moisture should be of a priority now.