Coloring your hair is easier than ever before; you don’t need to worry about heading over to the salon – all you need to do is go over to the store, buy a box and get started. It really is that easy, and there is a good chance that the box does not necessarily come with all of the instructions that you need. While this is unfortunate, there are instructions online that you can use to ensure you get the hair done properly.
There are a few things that you will need to do in order to ensure that your hair comes out right whether you have virgin hair, or if you’ve been using an ionic ceramic flat iron for your entire life. The first thing we want to say is that if you happen to be getting a keratin treatment, then it would be best to do so when you color your hair, no question there. Apart from that, there are certainly a few other things that you need to know.
The Importance of Keratin Treatments
Are you planning on getting a keratin treatment? If so, then it’s definitely something you can’t do at home with your ionic ceramic flat iron. That said, you should probably consider getting your keratin treatment at the same time as your hair coloring, as such a treatment should definitely be done as you seal the color into your strands.
Keep your Color Protected
The importance of keeping your color protected simply cannot be overstated. Your first instinct is probably going to be to buy some shampoo, and while this is a great first step, it should ONLY be the first step. One of the best things you can do is use a color treated shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for your hair, and you should also be making use of a color protecting styling spray. A UV spray will also be in order, as UV rays can easily fade the color of your hair, leading to you visit the salon more often. The right products, however, can keep your hair color intact, and keep you from spending more money than you have to.
Root Touch Ups are Key
A root touch up can keep your hair in great shape as well, and you have several choices here. You could head to the salon, or you could buy a home kit. Either way, you’ll be able to keep your color in good shape and your hair healthy.
Avoid Products with These IngredientsIf you have a ceramic iron at home, there is a good chance that you’ve tried all kinds of different products to get your hair to come out looking amazing. Well, if you’re going to color your hair, there are certainly a few that you should be doing your best to avoid and we’re going to go over them one by one:
While these might seem relatively harmless, they can cause serious problems. Ammonia, for example, can dry out your hair and the others can cause considerable harm. Finally, before you start coloring your hair, make sure that your hair is dirty. Okay, that might sound a little bit silly, but let us explain. Clean hair is typically too slippery, and color holds better to dirty hair.
Also remember that if you wash your hair before coloring, the dye/bleach may burn your scalp as you won’t have the natural oils to protect it. There are a ton of reasons to keep your hair protected, from the use of ceramic flat irons all the way to serums, so don’t settle for just one thing – keep doing research and keep your hair looking great!
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