Here are some natural tips for maintaining and protecting color-treated hair:
- Use sulfate-free and chemical free shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for color-treated hair. You can try Freshmade natural shampoo.
- Avoid hot tools like flat irons and curling wands, and let hair air dry whenever possible.
- Deep condition once a week with a natural, moisturizing treatment, such as coconut oil or honey.
- Limit exposure to the sun and other environmental factors that can fade color by wearing a hat or scarf.
- Avoid chlorine and salt water, which can strip color and damage hair.
- Use a UV protectant spray before exposure to the sun.
- Rinse hair with cool water after washing to help seal the cuticle and lock in color.
- Limit washing to every other day or less to reduce the frequency of color fading.
- Consider using natural, semi-permanent hair color options, such as henna, to reduce the frequency of chemical treatments.
It is important to consult with a stylist to determine the best course of action for your individual hair type and color-treated hair.