Prepare Color_Treated Hair for Hot Tool Usage with Heat_Protecting Products : If you use blow dryers and irons on your hair, make sure that the hair is completely dry before using heat so it won’t cook from the inside out. Prepare the hair with a fortifying leave_in conditioner and finish with a protective hairspray. Maintain a Healthy Diet to Keep Your Hair Looking Great : What you eat has everything to do with the health of your hair, and how it looks. The nutrients from a healthy diet provide the energy that fuels hair growth and luster. Foods that include iron_rich protein feed your scalp and hair by building strong keratin, the protein that strengthens hair, improves texture and stimulates growth. Consume lean meat, fish, low_fat cheeses, egg whites, spinach and soy to keep your color_treated hair looking its best. Between meals, snack on fruits, nuts, vegetables and grains.
Use Deep_Conditioning Treatments to Smooth and Add Luster to Color_Treated Hair : For extra shine, pamper your color_treated locks once a week with a deep_conditioning treatment. Apply the treatment to damp hair and comb it through from roots to tips. Pull your hair into a bun and pin it into place or wrap it up in a soft towel and leave the treatment in your hair for 30 minutes. When you rinse it out, you’ll be left with softer, shinier hair. Apply Leave_In Treatments to Protect Color_Treated Hair : Using a leave_in conditioning treatment can help detangle your hair and protect it from heat tools, the elements and other damaging forces. Look for leave_in conditioners that are specially formulated to protect color_treated hair. This is particularly important if you frequently use blow dryers, curling or straightening irons or if you spend a lot of time near a heater or in the sun.