Spring is about change. If you’re in the mood for some new scenery, you might consider a fresh new ‘do. As exciting as it is to see a new reflection in the mirror, a few challenges come with dyeing natural hair. Here's what you need to know about caring for bleached or dyed natural hair.
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What Is Dyed & Color-Treated Hair?
Dyed and color-treated hair are two different things. Dyed hair is hair dye that penetrates the hair follicles, whereas color treatments sit on the surface. Hair dye is a more permanent option than color treatments.
How Does Bleach & Dye Affect Natural Hair?
If you have textured hair, then you know how time-consuming a hair care routine already is. Adding bleach or dye to the mix means even more rigorous upkeep. Ensure that you book an appointment with an experienced hairstylist instead of bleaching or dyeing your hair yourself.
How To Care For Natural Hair Before Dyeing It
Textured hair is usually very dry and can be prone to breakage or split ends. If your hair is already showing signs of damage before you put a drop of dye onto it, consider repairing your hair to a healthier state.
Hair dye itself is damaging to some degree, so ensuring that your natural hair is as healthy as it can be before you dye it will save you in the long run.
How To Take Care Of Natural Hair After Bleaching Or Dyeing It
Use Color-Safe Shampoo & Conditioner
Dyed hair is fragile, which means that you should be extra careful when washing, detangling, and styling. Handle your hair with care, and try not to wash your locks too regularly. Once or twice a week should be enough. Use shampoo and conditioner formulated to handle colored hair and gently detangle it with a good wide-toothed comb.
Start Deep Conditioning Treatments
Implementing a deep conditioning treatment schedule is vital for textured hair—especially for those with type 4a hair and above. Choose a conditioner that is designed to condition bleached and dyed natural hair.
Wear Protective Hairstyles
Wearing protective hairstyles at night is always recommended, regardless of whether or not your hair is colored. Avoid breakage and prevent split ends by running oil throughout your strands and styling your hair into a protective braid. Wrap in a silk scarf.
Use Protein Treatments
Protein deficiency is a risk among those who choose to color their hair. If you are noticing a large number of hairs falling out, then your hair is possibly protein-deficient. Consider using a protein treatment to add strength and shine back to your colored tresses.
Create Your Color-Treated Hair Care Routine
Add color to your crown safely with a color-treated hair care routine. AFAM Concept offers entire hair care product lines dedicated to the health of your colored locks. Wash, condition, cleanse, and treat your hair the right way with color-safe products your hair just can’t get enough of.
You'll love the way you look in the mirror this spring and enjoy soft, natural, colored hair all season long. Shop our entire color-safe collection of hair products now.