Oops you did it again !! You played with your curl pattern and health to get that color you wanted ! The damage is done so there’s no point in dwelling on it. It’s time to care for your curls, but how do you care for color treated curly hair ?
Below are some ways that you can take care of your curly hair even if you’re still dyeing it ever so often.
1. Deep condition and apply masks often especially those that are to bring moisture and strength back into the hair. (1-2 times a week) Mask could be monthly or bi-weekly but make sure you are deep conditioning weekly you don’t want your hair to look weak and dull.
2. Use shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. Use shampoos and conditioners that are good for you hair type and will take care of it properly. Also make sure you aren’t using a shampoo high in sulfates/silicone that can wash out your color and make it look more damaged and dry.
3. If you have to bleach try to only do it at the minimum of once or twice a year. Bleach is very bad for all types of hair. Be careful how much you bleach and how often you do it for.
4. Minimize the amount of heat you are applying to your hair. I know this is hard but even if you minimize it a bit it will be a huge help. When you are first transitioning it is difficult because your curls do not look the way you want them to look. If you just stay patient you will notice that your curls will bounce back with time and patience that is lol.
5.Prep the hair between touch ups. Before you dye your hair make sure you have deep conditioned, done a mask , or a protein mask before you go dye your hair so that your hair is in the best shape as possible before you go and add damaging chemicals to it. Do not apply more hair dye to hair that is already weak and damaged.
Even thought my hair is color treated, I make sure to deep condition weekly and leave it in for a good amount of time 30-45 minutes. I also wait about 2 months before doing any retouching.
If you are doing a light color I would suggest transitioning into the color slowly so that you do not weaken the hair follicle any more. If you have to go ahead and do it quickly make sure you give your hair enough time to heal and provide a lot of tender love and care.
I hope these tips were helpful! What do you do to take care of your color treated curly hair ? Share down below !