Whether you dye your hair at home or trek to a salon regularly to change the shade of your mane, you always need to take good care of your hair–especially if it is color-treated. Failure to maintain your dyed hair properly can lead to unsightly bad-hair days due to dry, dull and generally unhealthy locks, according to “Marie Claire Magazine.” Learning a few easy and cost-effective steps to revitalize more than the color of your tresses can spare you unnecessary future problems. Pregnant women must be especially careful what dyes they use to color-treat their hair, but don’t necessarily have to avoid hair dye completely, according to Dr. Phil.
Ask your hair stylist to use only dyes that contain no ammonia or no peroxide; this helps promote ideal health for your tresses, as well as your scalp.
Wash your mane every other day to keep the scalp healthy and your desired hair color as fresh as possible. Remember not to wash your hair at all for at least 72 hours before you or your stylist apply color to those locks.
Stop using any hair products not especially designed for color-treated hair. The “Marie Claire Magazine” advises women to use only shampoo, conditioner, hair sprays and other hair care products that are labeled as ideal for color-treated hair.
Apply a deep-conditioning hair treatment mask, specifically designed for dyed hair, once a week. Massage the treatment onto your scalp and leave it in for at least 15 minutes.