Caring for color-treated hair shouldn’t be impossible. Those of us who have color-treated hair (and these days that means almost all of us!) know how it is. You just invested a good part of your paycheck on your hair and it looks terrific. But in time, the color begins to fade and may even take on a tone you are not happy with. Rest easy, there are some tried and true ways you can avoid these color pitfalls.
Fading color can occur for any number of reasons but using the right products and taking certain precautions can help you maintain your color. Read on to learn some great tips for caring for your color-treated hair.
Skip a Shampoo Day
Although we all like to keep our hair clean, every time we shampoo our hair, we lose a little bit of color. To avoid this from happening, try alternating your hair shampoo days – maybe every other day, or every third day if you can. Not only will it help keep color from fading, but it will also save you time!
Avoid the Heat
The heat from hair styling tools like curlers, straighteners, and dryers can cause hair color to fade. To keep hair color strong, allow your hair to air dry, or reduce drying time, and let your hair finish drying on its own. Make sure, too, that if you use heat styling tools that you use hair care products that contain heat protectants.
Stay out of the Sun
We all love the sun, but UV rays are not our best friend, especially when it comes to color-treated hair. In fact, is one of the fastest ways to hasten color fade. To keep hair color strong, do your best to stay out of the sun. If you can’t bring yourself to stay out of the sun (especially during those sunny summer days), then wear a hat and/or use leave-in hair care products that have color protection built-in.
Sulfates are often found in shampoo as the ingredient that makes it foam up. Unfortunately, research has shown that sulfates can strip away naturally occurring proteins and oils, damaging cells and leaving hair vulnerable to dryness and damage. Sulfates can also irritate sensitive scalps. For these reasons, it is best to steer away from any haircare products containing sulfates.
Use Moisturizing Products
When hair is dyed, it tends to become dry and brittle. This can especially be the case if the hair goes from a darker color to a lighter color. To keep this from happening, use products that contain natural botanical oils like argan and hemp seed oil to name a few. These work to keep hair moisturized and strong.
If you are looking for reliable hair care products for color-treated hair, MKS eco products are highly recommended. MKS eco products contain natural ingredients like argan and hemp seed oil, and their Color Care line of Shampoo, Conditioner, and X Leave-In Detangler is specifically designed for color-treated hair. They just enhanced their Color Care line to include an exclusive ColorpHlex technology which is proven to prolong hair color and strengthen hair. These popular sulfate-free products also provide moisture and shine without stripping hair of its natural oils and proteins, leaving color-treated hair healthy, vibrant, and shiny. Just look for the colorful icon on the front of the packaging to make sure your product is maximized to protect your color-treated hair.
MKS eco is made by Earthly Body, a company that specializes in high-quality hemp-based personal care products.
So, what are you waiting for? To protect your valuable color investment with MKS eco Color Care and the other tips offered here. Then look forward to getting a lot of compliments on your beautiful head of colored hair.
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