How to Protect Colored Hair
Of course, we, lovers of dyeing, know what harm is done to our hair, but, no matter what, we will do everything to preserve this gorgeous shade. But here’s the bad news: Damage to hair leads to breakage. That is why it is so important to try to protect your hair from further damage and at least partially restore its health, which we donated for the sake of color. Hair is naturally transparent, which is what allows the natural color to shine through. Unfortunately, coloring causes the hair to lose transparency and the hair color appears less vibrant. Check out our “survival guide” for protecting color-treated hair from further damage.
- Unleash the potential of your balm rinse: Instead of washing and rinsing at the end of your shower, do it at the beginning and leave the balm rinse on throughout the wash to help improve hair structure and protect colored hair. Using a balm hair rinse mask once a week won’t hurt either!
- Use a hair mask while sleeping: Applying a long-lasting hair mask while sleeping will smooth out the cuticles and partially compensate for the damage caused to the hair during coloring. Plus there is nothing better than waking up with fragrant hair.
- Take a break from heat treatment: Take a break from the hairdryer, styling tongs, and straightener for a couple of days.
Pro tip: you don’t need a hairdryer – the sloppier these hairstyles look, the better!
- Take a cool shower: Hot water is the enemy of color. Rinsing with very hot water can dull the color faster. Try using cooler water and just enough water to rinse off the shampoo and conditioner. This will help preserve your color for longer.
- Beware of heat damage. If you have to blow-dry your hair (of course you must dry it on Friday nights!), Always use a heat protectant spray. This will help keep your strands from burning out. Also, add a dash of conditioner for shine and manageability.
Blow-dry, straighten, curl – our hair is often thermally affected. We need these products to create the perfect look, and hair damage as a result of their use has become almost the norm. Don’t worry: with the right protection against these effects, your hair can be beautiful and soft.
Take care of it daily
Make sure you are using the correct shampoo and conditioner to protect against damage and maintain healthy-looking hair.
Strengthen your hair
You can strengthen your hair every day with the Dove Intensive Recovery Express Conditioning Spray for quick and effective hair care.
Do not towel dry your hair
As an extra precaution, try to reduce the amount of mechanical stress on them. After washing, do not rub your hair with a towel – this can lead to increased fragility and split ends. Gently blot wet strands and let them dry naturally.
* Application of Dove hair balm protects hair from mechanical damage (for example, when wiping wet curls with a towel).
Protect your hair
With thermal exposure, protection is of paramount importance. Use a special product to protect your hair, such as a spray or serum.
To keep your hair soft and beautiful, use a special grooming mask every week.
Why UV is dangerous for hair
Penetrating into the hair cuticle, ultraviolet light forms free radicals that cause premature aging and disrupt the natural process of cell renewal. Melanin is a natural pigment responsible for hair color. It protects us from ultraviolet radiation, but its capabilities are limited. What are the consequences of long and regular sun exposure:
The pigment is destroyed and the hair color changes. That is why blondes, who already have a little melanin, need to be especially careful.
How to protect hair from ultraviolet radiation
If you want your hair to be strong, beautiful, and shiny, you definitely need to care for it and protect it from the sun:
Sunscreens and hair sprays have appeared on the market relatively recently, so not everyone knows about such an excellent alternative to hats and caps. They cover the hair with an invisible protective layer that reliably protects against ultraviolet radiation. Also now you can find shampoos and varnishes with SPF.
Regular sunscreens and skin sprays can be used on the hair in some cases. At the very least, do not forget to apply such products on the parting, as well as on the ears and neck. You can also rub this cream into your scalp.
A wide-brimmed hat is the easiest way to protect your hair and face and reduce the risk of heatstroke. Just try to choose hats made from natural materials and not too tight for your hair to breathe.
Regular hydration is necessary for the hair all year round, but especially in the heat. Apply nourishing masks or rub in with natural oils on a regular basis.
After swimming in the sea and pool, be sure to rinse your hair with clean water. Sea salt and chlorine weaken the hair and disrupt its natural balance. If you have long hair, try not to leave it loose when swimming, and pull your hair in a bun or ponytail. Remember to reapply the protector or hat immediately after swimming. Wet hair can protect you from warm shock, but not harmful sun damage.