Hairs that are colored incorrectly or too frequently become weak, porous, and full of split ends. The pH balance of hair is affected and scalp is also irritated, making hair prone to breakage and easy damage. While the color causes hair to swell and open up the cuticles, it is necessary that your hairdresser prescribes you a good cleanse and conditioning system that helps close the cuticles back, while ensuring that your color hair doesn’t lose its natural moisture. Once the cuticles are closed, it is essential that you protect your hair against oxidation.
While the oxygen present in atmosphere causes your hair color to fade, other oxidants from sun, wind, chlorinated or tap water and swimming pools conspire to speed up the fading process, thereby shortening the life span of your hair color. You must stick to after-care products that make colored hair maintenance absolutely easy and simple.
Shampooing the Right Way
A color protective shampoo is made of mild cleansing antioxidants that help neutralize the corrosive action of oxygen in air and Ultra Violet rays. They protect against color stripping effects of sun, retain hair moisture to combat dryness, smooth cuticles and add loads of sheen and luster to add strength and beauty. These shampoos keep hair looking brighter and can be used on auburn, red, brown, violet or even black hair.
Commonly, conditioners used after shampoo rinses are perceived as the sole form of hair conditioners available. They can be categorized as:
• Single dose shots conditioners
• Heavy duty masks after shampoo
• Leave-in serums
• and After shampoo rinses
Shampoos contain surfactant molecules which surround particles of dirt and grease and wash them away from lokshair hair. Hair conditioners at the other end work exactly in the opposite manner. They contain positively charged molecules that get attached to negatively charged hair to allow raised cuticle to sit back against hair shaft, giving hair a smooth surface area, natural shine and reflecting light. Thereby, conditioners coat each hair follicle with a protective layer around them.
Protecting Colored Human Hair Wigs
While natural hair need gentle caring, colored human hair wigs and extensions need even milder treatment because they are not armed with natural mechanism to protect them. The key to keep your extensions in good conditions is to use gentle wigs care products.