After-treatment care is crucial for lightened hair. Let’s face it, breakage is a nightmare. The texture of highlighted or lightened hair may feel dry and like hair.
Here are some tips for keeping your locks luscious and healthy after a chemical process:
Shampooing less can sound scary. But every day shampooing can strip your hair of natural oils leaving your hair dry and even turn your ashy or golden locks brassy. Try to shampoo every other day, use a dry shampoo, or just condition and skip the shampoo. You can put your hair in a bun or a ponytail on the days you don’t wash it.
Use a hair mask treatment at least once a week. This type of treatment will restore proteins in the hair. Furthermore, your hair will feel softer and not as dry.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Most salons offer professional deep conditioning treatments. Usually, you can do them once a month. They are more concentrated than your at home hair mask.
Use Fewer Hot Tools
Skip the blow dryer and try air drying. If you’re going to use a flat iron or a curling wand, apply a heat protectant beforehand to minimize heat damage.