I’ve been color-treating my hair for quite some time now. As a natural brunette, I’ve been tempted to go lighter, and I’ve played around with lighter tones a few times. However, I’ve always been mindful of keeping my hair healthy and safe because it can be so easy to damage once it’s dyed. The products below have been my saviors for taking care of my color-treated strands and consistently restoring the health of my hair. Keep reading to learn why I can’t get enough of them.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
Most people who have dyed their hair have used Olaplex at one point or another, and that’s because it works. Olaplex is a strengthening treatment that is meant to reduce breakage and restore the health of your hair. It features a unique bond-building technology which relinks any broken bonds that could be a result of chemical, heat, or physical damage to the hair. Olaplex can be used once to three times a week on damp, towel-dried hair.
BRIOGEO Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask
I love all Briogeo products, but ever since adding some lighter tones to my hair, I’m especially a fan of this deep conditioning mask. It’s an intensive treatment that’s meant to be used weekly and is formulated with 95% naturally-derived ingredients. Rosehip oil, argan oil, B vitamins, collagen and more work together to restore moisture, prevent future damage and boost vibrancy. For an added boost, you can sit under a hairdryer wearing a plastic cap for about 20 minutes while this product is in your hair.
OUAI Hair Oil
One of the essential products to include in your haircare routine once you’ve color-teated it is hair oil. Hair that’s been dyed is prone to becoming drier, so it’s important to nourish it with oil-based products to prevent further dryness and frizz. One of my favorite hair oils is the Ouai’s, because not only does it smell fantastic but one of the key benefits is that it’s color-safe. It’s packed with African galanga, ama oil, and Asian borage oils to prevent color from fading.
IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo
Dyeing your hair also means that in order to take care of it, you must be willing to wash it less. In this case, dry shampoo comes in handy and depending on your hair type and color you have to find one that works right for you. My personal favorite is the IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo because the residue doesn’t show on the darker parts of my hair. The last thing anyone wants is white spray patches that are visible on their hair, so this one works best for me. I also like that it’s super lightweight and doesn’t weigh my hair down.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer
If I want to heat style my hair, it’s extra important that I prime and protect it now. There are tons of thermal protecting options out there, but I also need to be mindful of protecting it from the LA sun too. Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer works for keeping my hair safe from any styling tools and harmful UV rays that I may face outdoors.