Following colored hair trends can be lots of fun and a great way to express your unique style. But colored natural curly hair also requires some extra TLC to ensure that it remains healthy and hydrated.
Here are four (4) tips on how to moisturize colored hair, so you can maintain your luscious colored hairstyles longer.
Tip #1: Wash & Deep Condition Regularly
Regularly cleansing your hair is always a good practice, but is especially important for color-treated curly hair because clean hair is the basis for effective moisture absorption. You can use a gentle, sulfate-free color safe shampoo like the Gentle Herbal Cleanser to effectively remove product buildup so your color can shine through.
Once your hair is clean, it is ready for hydration! Regularly using a moisturizing deep conditioner for colored hair is particularly important as well, because it can be prone to dryness and breakage. After cleansing, follow up with a hydrating deep conditioning treatment like the Brahmi Root Hair Masque to replenish and rejuvenate your hair.
Tip #2: Use A Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner
Leave-in conditioners provide extra moisture and protection from damage. Leave-ins are important for everyone to use, but for color-treated curly hair they can be especially beneficial. The lubrication, or slip, provided by a hydrating leave-in conditioner for colored hair, like the Ease Leave-In Conditioner, also helps to prevent breakage when detangling and styling, as well as help minimize frizz.
Tip #3: Avoid Using Heat Often
Minimizing the use of direct heat, such as from a curling iron or flat iron, is a good practice for anyone looking to maintain their healthy natural hair. Direct heat can be damaging to curly or kinky hair, severely impacting the elasticity of strands, or its ability to be stretched and then bounce back into its naturally curly state. Particularly for color-treated hair, using heat often puts you at risk of irreparable damage to your curls.
Tip #4: Use Oils To Protect & Add Shine
Color-treated hair may lose some of its luster if you lifted your color to make it brighter. To avoid that dull look, try using an oil for colored hair like the Herbal Infused Hair & Scalp Oil to penetrate the hair shaft and add shine, without weighing down your strands.
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