You finally got the color you wanted. But now your hair texture is more like straw. Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds. With the right foods, the right habits, and maybe a better fridge approach, your perfectly colored hair can be perfectly soft.
Method 1 of 3: Return moisture to your hair
Step 1. Take care of your hair immediately after dyeing
Usually, hair dyes come with a conditioner, which must be applied after dyeing. If you don't have conditioner, use your regular conditioner all over your scalp, let it sit for at least three minutes, then wash off with cool water.
In general, do not buy products that do not come with an air conditioner. Dyes are highly damaging to hair and should not be applied without subsequent restorative treatments
Step 2. Use deep conditioning products
In addition to your regular conditioning routine, use deep conditioning once a week. If the roots become oily, then simply apply conditioner to the ends of your hair. Wash it off after a few minutes.
Some conditioners do not need to be rinsed out. In this case, simply apply or spray onto damp hair - and you're done
Step 3. Every time you shower, start with warm water and end with cold water
Warm water opens hair follicles, while cold water closes them again. In other words, warm water will allow your hair to absorb moisture, while cold water will seal it inside. Thus, you should resist the temptation to take a hot shower. Your hair will thank you for that later!
Method 2 of 3: Maintaining Good Hair Condition
Step 1. Don't wash your hair daily
In fact, washing your hair dries it out, so if you can do without it for a few days, do it (which is why, in fact, the ponytail was made up). When you shower, gather your hair and put on a special cap to protect it from getting wet. If you don't wash your hair, it doesn't mean that you are not taking a shower.
Everyone has different needs. Some of us feel the need to wash our hair every two days, others once a week. Just take a look at your roots. If they are greasy, wash them. If not, enjoy your extra time to get ready in the morning
Step 2. When you wash your hair, use a good shampoo and conditioner
You want a shampoo that is not heavy and does not contain sulfate. If they are supplemented with oils for nutrition, that is also good. It would be good for dyed hair care.
Apply shampoo to the roots and conditioner to the ends of your hair. In general, conditioner is more greasy, but you want moisturized hair ends, not greasy roots
Step 3. Refrain from using heating devices whenever possible
Heating devices only dry the hair more and harm it. It's a sacrifice, but it's possible. Ponytail, headband - they hide curly hair. Think of this short-term solution to long-term problems. So, leave your hair iron on and go with natural hair a few days a week. You will notice improvement within a few weeks.
If you really need it, try to lower the temperature of your curling iron or straightener. Of course, this is not as good as not using them at all, but still better than nothing
Step 4. Trim your hair regularly
Usually ideally once a month if you expose them to damage. Since the ends of the hair are most susceptible to damage from dye, this is the best way to deal with the problem. And most of us don't grow hair from a certain point - a haircut will help revitalize it.
Step 5. Nutrition for healthy hair
Eat a balanced diet every day. Do you know why hair is not of high quality when you are fond of diets? Because you are what you eat. If your body is lacking in nutrients, it affects the health of your hair! Make sure you are getting the proteins you need, zinc, iron, and all the vitamins and minerals you need. Your hair, skin, nails will look better.
Drinking plenty of water also helps. Just like apple cider vinegar can straighten curls, water cleanses your body. The more moisture you get, the healthier you are overall
Method 3 of 3: Using homemade moisturizers
Step 1. Use eggs
The protein and lecithin they contain provide strong hydration from roots to ends. It also strengthens your hair, preventing breakage. Here's how to turn breakfast into a homemade hair moisturizer:
- Combine three eggs with a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of coconut or olive oil. Apply evenly to hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and leave to dry.
- Mixing 0.5 cups of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of almond butter and 2 beaten eggs creates a creamy mass that can be applied to the entire length of the hair. Leave on for 30 minutes and condition as usual
- Mayonnaise works the same way, but a gastronomic smell may remain.
Step 2. Conditioning with oil
Olive, coconut, castor, and almond oils are best for your hair. A few drops of sweet-scented essential oil won't hurt. You can even apply a few drops in the palm of your hand, rub and apply to strands, or microwave it.
Heat 4 tablespoons on the stove. Remove when it gets hot, but not too much, and spray it on your strands. Then massage thoroughly, cover the strands with a hot towel to make sure your hair is getting the most out of the procedure
Step 3. Use coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until it is melted. Cool down a little. Apply warm coconut oil to hair thoroughly. Leave it on for 4-5 hours (or as much as you like). Rinse thoroughly.
Step 4. Soften your hair with honey
Apply in a thick layer, leave on for half an hour and rinse. Or mix it with avocado and egg for a creamier mass. Use this deep conditioning product once a week.
Alternatively, you can add a little to your daily shampoo
Step 5. Mash the avocado and banana
Bananas can help make your hair healthier and stronger. Avocado nourishes them, leaving them soft and shiny. To create a good product, add 1-2 teaspoons of oil (any of the above will work). Stir, apply to hair, leave on for 30 to 60 minutes.
Step 6. Quench it in apple cider vinegar
Less hydration and more recovery. Apple cider vinegar is a home remedy for many problems. This can restore the natural pH balance of your hair by removing any synthetic products you have been wearing that haven't really worked. Basically, it is about restoring your brittle hair. Step 7. Stir 1: 1 apple cider vinegar and water, thoroughly apply the mixture to your hair, leave for 15 minutes and rinse.
Then proceed as usual.