The dyed hair It is the most common among women, since most use dyes and highlights to cover gray hair or to change their look. It is important to know in advance that colored hair It requires specialized care to prevent it from drying out and losing its shine and softness.
The stylist Diana Daureo, from the Diana Daureo salon in Madrid, explains that “dyeing products alter the capillary structure to be able to change the tone and they do it with ingredients that are somewhat more abrasive than a vegetable coloring. Despite the fact that they improve every day, the dyes always dry out a bit.
In any case, it is not the same to choose a dye than a discoloration, with the latter the hair suffers more, as it counts Carlos Fernández, education manager of Franck Provost. “In the highlights or in any type of ‘balayage’, bleaching products are used and this makes the hair suffer more. Another factor must also be taken into account: the type of hair, if it is thinner or thicker, will require some care or others, ”he explains.
Hydration and nutrition, essential for colored hair to look perfect
Experts agree that the main care that dyed hair needs is hydration and nutrition. For this it is important to apply a conditioner after washing and at least once a week use one face mask.
This is the advice of the hairdresser and image consultant Gonzalo Zarauza, from the Beta center in San Sebastián: «Shampoo and conditioner must be moisturizing and specific for colored hair, and it is very important not to skip the softener during washing, since restores hydration and nutrition. In addition, every week we should apply a mask with moisturizing and nourishing active ingredients that cover the cuticle and repair it.
To enhance the effects of the mask, you can apply heat. A very simple trick is to wrap the hair, after having applied the mask, with a hot towel, or cover it with a shower cap and apply heat with the dryer.
Spacing washes and using sulfate-free and colored hair shampoos will protect the color
Another common concern among women with dyed hair is lengthen the color and prevent it from degrading, something common, especially when choosing light tones or blonde highlights. For it, Alberto Sanguino, Director of Education at Llongueras, advise “space the washes; if the scalp allows it, avoid hot water, since it tends to open the cuticle and facilitates the loss of pigment, and avoid sulfate shampoos. Its detergent function removes, among other things, the pigment particles and leaves the hair fiber unprotected ».
For its part, Pedro Moreno, education manager of Jean Louis David, recommends using shampoos and specific products for colored hair. «A product for colored hair can be able to repair the damage that has been produced, it protects it from UV rays and external factors, since they are specifically formulated to protect and seal the cuticle, avoiding color degradation, “he says.
Extra care to lengthen the color
The sol is one of the great enemies of dyed hair and that is why it is important protect it from UV rays. Logically in summer, being more exposed to them, protection has to be increased, but at any time of the year if you are abroad it is advisable to apply capillary sunscreens.
Another of the enemies of colored hair is the heat of the tools, such as hair dryers and straighteners. Alberto Sanguino, from Llongueras, advises «to use a product with thermal protection before using a heat tool. In addition, avoid using the iron or the tweezers over the 190 degree. This temperature is optimal to seal and shape the hair without damaging it.
Hairdressing treatments for a prettier colored mane
Home maintenance is essential for colored hair, but so are treatments hairdressing. Pedro Moreno, by Jean Louis David, argues that “any hair that has passed through some Chemical processBe it coloring or bleaching, you should start the maintenance and care the same day you apply the color. With the rituals of the salon we will get the pigment to fix better and the hair to look healthier and brighter».
In the Jean Louis David salons they offer the treatment Go Color, whose main component is dragon fruit, rich in vitamins A, B and C. Another of the hairdressing treatments recommended by both Carlos Fernández, from Franck Provost, and the stylist Diana Daureo, is Olaplex, which helps rebuild the hair fiber from the inside.