7 Tips on How to Keep Dyed Hair Healthy

By Leah Williams •  Updated: 07/23/22

If you’re like me, you love changing your hair color. But if you’re also like me, you hate dealing with the fallout that often comes along with dying your hair.

From dry scalp to faded color, it seems like there’s always something to worry about when it comes to keeping dyed hair looking its best.

Lucky for us, though, there are a few things we can do to help keep our locks healthy and happy.

Read on for seven tips on how to keep dyed hair healthy!

7 Ways to Keep Your Dyed Hair Healthy

Choose the right shampoo.

Color-safe shampoos are invented to preserve color-treated hair. These formulas are designed to protect your hair color and retain pigments that are stripped off while washing your hair. So, look for shampoos with “color-safe” labels! 

In addition, you can also go for sulfate-free shampoos. Sulfate is aggressive on your hair as it strips off moisture and natural oils which can lead to fading. 

Do not wash your hair regularly.

As we all know, regular hair washing can strip away your hair’s natural oils as well as color. Shampooing color-treated hair twice or thrice a week is acceptable. If necessary, use dry shampoo to soak up oil from the hair shaft and roots. 

Moreover, use lukewarm water when washing your colored hair. Cold and warm water causes the hair cuticle to open when shampooing or conditioning and can quickly fade hair color. 

Skip shampoo.

Skip shampoo once in a while a hop straight to conditioner. Conditioners can add softness and shine to your hair without getting too aggressive on your color treatment.

If you really can’t go on without shampoo, you can use dry shampoo to refresh your hair and scalp. Dry shampoos can absorb odor and oil as well as add volume and bounce to your tresses.  

Condition.

Dyed hair tends to be fragile resulting in a color that easily fades away. Conditioners offer a protective layer on your hair that serves as a barrier in terms of preventing color loss. 

In addition to conditioning, you should go for a hair mask at least twice a week to repair damage and keep the color stronger and long-lasting. You can also add a bit of dye to your conditioner to revive the color of your locks. 

Use heat protection.

Heat protectant spray works! They can reduce heat damage by evening out the heat when styling hair with heated tools. 

The thing is, heat protectants do not fully insulate hair from damage. Still, it’s going to help minimize hair damage and keep your dye or blonde hair longer. 

Use a filter finishing spray.

Sun exposure can literally wreak havoc on your hair. UV rays break down the chemical bonds present in dyes which causes your dye to fade quickly. 

In that sense, using a UV protection balm on your hair or wearing a hat is a must to keep your dyed hair in shape. 

Eat right. 

Beauty starts from within. So, keep your hair healthy by eating right. Go for a diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help nourish your hair from within. 

Also, get a hit of vitamin E to combat brittleness and preserve hair luster. Vitamin E also supports scalp and hair health by reducing oxidative stress and preserving your hair’s protective lipid layer. 

Conclusion

Dyed hair looks amazing on you. On the other hand, hair treatments can potentially damage your locks. For that reason, you must know how to keep your dyed hair healthy and fresh.

And you can make a start by choosing the right shampoo for your dyed hair!

If you’re looking for recommendations for the best shampoo for colored hair, read this article!

Leah Williams

Leah Williams is the founder of Lucky Curl and has been in the hair care and styling industry for the last 15 years. Since then, she has developed incredible expertise and a deep understanding of how to treat and style the most difficult hair types and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the readers of Lucky Curl.

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