The 5 Essential Items That Will Give Colored Hair New Life
Browsing Pinterest, Instagram or even the runways for hair inspiration is the honeymoon phase of coloring your hair. It’s always fun to dream, right? After you dye your hair, that’s when reality really sets in. Since it often takes a lot to keep that new color looking vibrant. Not to mention the fact that hair dye can definitely give you the mermaid tresses or flowing red locks you’ve always lusted after. But it certainly is not kind to your hair in the process. That’s probably a major understatement.
Split ends, breakage and lackluster hair. These are only some of the many, many issues you may have to deal with after you get your hair colored. Then there’s maintaining the color itself. Even if your hair is healthy and looks great, you have to make sure you keep up your aftercare regimen. Because who wants fried, dry and brittle locks? Not even a great dye job can hide that.
There is good news, however. The hair care world has heard your call for help. And they seriously delivered. From miracle masks to hair protectors, here are five things you need in your post-color arsenal if you plan to dye your hair.
Garnier Fructis Nourishing Treat 3-in-1 Hair Mask + Coconut Extract, $5.79 at Target
This mask is infused with the beauty world's obsession, coconut oil. Your dyed hair needs all the protective nourishment it can get. This mask coats your hair and keeps it from getting dry and brittle. With regular use, you should notice healthier and happier strands.
Kérastase Ciment Thermique Blow Dry Primer, $39 at Kérastase
One of the fastest ways to get manageable hair is with the help of a primer since dyed hair can get very rough and tough to tame. This leave-in primer helps with breakage and split ends and is easily transitioned into your morning routine — just apply it, blowdry and head out the door.
Drybar Triple Sec, $29 at Sephora
This spray doesn't just add instant texture to your hair, it also adds volume and absorbs excess oil — which is what makes it so great for your third-day hair. It's also a dry shampoo and has UV filters to protect your hair from sun damage.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum, $51 at Sephora
A serum is a must for dyed hair to quench locks in need of constant nourishment. This serum is a blend of oils and is the best damage repair treatment for dyed hair. It works on all hair types and doesn't just add shine, it also keeps your hair hydrated. You can use it before or after you blowdry your hair.
Bumble and bumble Bb.Color Gloss, $45 at Amazon
Is your dye job really worth it if your hair gets damaged over time? This treatment is an instant hue enhancer and will add much-needed gloss to your hair for that new-haircut shine.