Keeping your hair healthy can be quite a task, and if you’re like me and like to change it up a bit every now and then keeping your locks in order becomes even trickier. The answer is never to stay plain jane, it just becomes more of a priority to stay on top of healthy hair management.
If you can get your tresses in a healthy state prior to any chemical treatments, you have a better chance at them remaining that way afterwards. Your hair needs to be strong to withstand the changes it is about to partake in. Try to cut back on sulfate bearing products, get your ends trim, deep condition, and protective style a week or two before a chemical treatment.
2. Add In’s
Ask your colorist about adding in damage preventor like Olaplex, a bond multiplier that helps to strengthen your hair during your coloring service by linking broken bonds in your hair. An alternative, and probably less expensive method is adding some essential oils to your mixture like coconut, olive, or argan oil.
Thank goodness for technology! There are now chemical coloring treatments that lend the same results, but without the damaging components like ammonia.
After you achieve your beautiful new look, take some time to baby your hair. Get a keratin treatment to strengthen your hair, and make sure you do a deep conditioning treatment after every wash.
5. Give It More Time
Try spacing your retouching appointments out as far as possible. There are treatments like hair glossing that can help with this. It keeps your color from looking dull, and it keeps your strands shining like you just got out of the salon chair.
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