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Protect Your Hair and Color With These Products

• Feb 24, 2016

 

So you dyed your hair. If you did any kind of lifting, be prepared for your regimen to change. Okay, it may not change drastically, but I will say that when you process your hair, you’re going to need to pay more attention to it. And with color, it’s also important to assess how your color is fading and changing. Blondes can turn brassy and other colors fade into not so flattering shades at times. Check out these products to keep your hair on your head and your color vibrant.

Color Products

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector

This take home step of the Olaplex Bond Multiplier System is said to keep your hair in tip top shape after your coloring process. It is neither a protein treatment nor deep conditioner, but a bond rebuilder, so it will stop breakage you may experience from processing your hair. And the best part? The treatment is super simple — all you have to do is leave it on freshly washed, towel-dried hair for ten minutes. Definitely a game changer in the coloring world.

Curl Junkie Repair Me!

Hands down the best protein treatment ever (well, in my humble opinion). Protein is essential to color treated hair because it’s important to fill in the hair shaft where it may be “broken” from the coloring process. And unlike a lot of stronger protein treatments, this one is super moisturizing so you don’t need to worry about deep conditioning after. Hydrolyzed keratin is also the fourth ingredient on the list, making this treatment a powerful product to keep stocked.

Tigi Catwalk Fashionista Violet Conditioner

This was the first conditioner I bought specifically for my blonde hair, but I’m definitely going to keep using it with my purple and teal hair because it’s so yummy. While I’m not totally sold on it for stronger toning if you need it, it definitely will keep your hair from getting brassy, and it’s moisturizing enough to double as your deep conditioner if you’re pressed for time. But if you’re CG, keep this one off of your list — it has silicones.

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Overtone Conditioners

If you have “fantasy” colored hair, Overtone is an absolute dream. You might look at it and think, “Isn’t that the same thing as adding your color to your conditioner?” Not really. For one, it’s definitely not as messy. Also, when you mix your dye with conditioner, it can affect the pigment and your color may not be consistent. Overtone solves those problems, and the best thing about it is that they say that using hot water with it is okay! A lot of dye makers, like Manic Panic, recommend cold/cool water for rinses, which is totally horrible if you’re washing your color out in the shower. You can use the weekly deep conditioner or their daily conditioner to keep your color fresh. And even if you don’t have purple hair, they have some “calmer” colors, like red and orange, that may work on auburn tints.

What are your staple products for color treated hair?

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