This week we were able to talk with one of our advisory board members, Sister Scientist on healthy tips for coloring your hair happy and healthy. If you’re a curly girl that loves to experiment with new color trends, like the opalescent, grey and pastel wave that we saw in 2015, so far, here are a few things that you should keep in mind about the about color treatment process and the frequency of applications, and how to keep your hair healthy when you want to show off your true colors.
The key thing to keep in mind is remembering that the coloring process is a chemical process, and every time color is applied, the hair will be subjected to a high pH in order to open the cuticle to deposit the color. You may want to limit applications as much as possible, especially if your hair is weak. The goal here, is to use products that will help you to retain the color as long and vibrantly as possible to prevent the urge to recolor. Condition the hair often with conditioners formulated for color treated hair to help lock-in color and fortify the cuticle layer to help prevent premature breakage. It is also best to reduce the number of shampoos. What a lot of naturals don’t know is that dry shampoos can help you to extend the amount of time you can go without shampooing. When you do shampoo, use a light and sulfate-free one.
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