Whether you just got your hair colored for the first time or have been doing it for years, it’s important to know the best way to care for colored hair. Regardless of what you know (or think you know), we encourage you to read this list of hair care tips for colored hair. We guarantee you’ll be happy with the results!
Use Color-Safe Shampoo/Conditioner
First and foremost, make sure you only use shampoos and conditioners that are safe on color. This means, among other things, that the products should be alcohol-free and sulfate-free. Both of which are characteristics on Tony Odisho’s Ostia Collection. Alcohol and sulfates are extremely drying, which harmful for colored hair. We also recommend using products that are more moisturizing because color itself can be very drying.
Try Purple Shampoo (if needed)
If you find that your blonde hair or highlights are getting dull or turning yellow, we recommend using a purple shampoo/conditioner combination like our Beautiful Blonde duo. You only need to use it every three washes, but it makes a big difference in neutralizing brassy tones. It does this because its purple color deposit is on the opposite end of the color wheel from yellow, so it cancels out yellow tones.
Don’t Shampoo Too Frequently
Washing your hair too often can strip it of natural oils that help keep it moisturized and shiny. Depending on your hair type, it’s best to wash your hair no more than 2-3 times a week. This will help your color last and keep your hair looking shiny and healthy. If you struggle with excess oiliness, we recommend using Dry Shampoo between washes or styling your wet hair with the Volumizing Root Lifter, which helps extend your style and mattify oils.
Use Hair Masks
Using a monthly or biweekly 5 minute hair mask like our Intense Conditioner can do wonders for colored hair or even natural hair. Masks offer deep moisture to the hair and help protect against excess drying, damage, or breakage.
Get Regular Trims
It’s so important to get trims when you have colored hair. We know how hard it is to let go of any length, but if you don’t get rid of split ends, they’ll split higher and you’ll have to get even more length cut off at your next hair appointment!
Protect Against Heat and UV Rays
Lastly, it’s extremely important to protect your colored hair from heat and UV rays. Both of these can damage and dry out colored hair. Luckily, both of these can be protected against using one miracle product: 3-in-1 Mist. This multitasking spray protects against heat & UV rays, works as a detangler, and offers a gorgeous finishing shine to hair.
Follow these tips to care for your colored hair and you’ll be amazed by how well your color lasts. Additionally, you’ll find that your hair grows faster and feels and looks healthier. Try it and see for yourself!