Color treated hair has special needs and good care is good sense for any hair type. Follow these professional suggestions to keep your hair looking it's best!
* Be careful in the sun. Try to use hats, scarves or products with sunscreens to help protect against color fade and the drying effects of the sun.
*Great for the beach, leave-in conditioners generally contain sunscreens to protect against color fade.
*Shampoo gently with a shampoo specially created for color-treated hair. More aggressive shampooing can strip color or dry out hair.
*Condition regularly with an intensive conditioner to restore vital moisture and
luster to color treated hair.
*Use color enhancing conditioners as color grows out to help blend root areas.
*Do not wrap in a towel turban when you get out of the shower with wet hair. The added friction can knot and damage vulnerable wet hair. Instead, carefully blot hair dry.
*Don't brush hair when wet. Comb with a wide-tooth comb, working tangles out as you move from the ends toward the scalp.
*Don't overdry. When you blow dry, dry the hair until it is almost, but not completely, dry. Leave some moisture in to prevent static.
*Use care when styling. When using styling appliances, use thermal protectant for maximm protection. Avoid aggressive manipulation of the hair.
* Use hairspray or spritz with moisturizers and sunscreens to finish the hair. These products will provide continual protection throughout the day.
* Don't spray lightening agents or put lemon juice in your hair.
* Support your style with a perm. Just because you have color treated hair doesn't mean you can't have a perm. In fact, a perm specially formulated for color treated hair can add wonderful body, fullness and texture to complement your color.