Love adding highlights to your hair? All over the world, you will see a lot of women (and some men) wearing highlighted hair. Adding highlights to your hair is a great way to add dimension and texture to any type of hairstyle.
The not so good news is, highlights tend to not last for a long time. After a number of washes they start to fade and turn brassy. The good news however is that there are things you can do to prevent your highlights from getting faded to the point where you barely notice them or for you to start sporting an orange hair tone. Here are some hair care tips to consider for highlighted hair.
Hair Care Tips for Highlighted Hair
- Keep your hair moisturized.
When you add highlights to your hair, your hair becomes prone to getting dry. This is most especially true if you went for blonde highlights. This is because bleach can be really harsh on the hair. And we all know that dry hair is more prone to breakage which can cause frizz. Now if you want to maintain the beauty and glory of your highlighted hair, you should see to it that you use a conditioner with potent moisturizing prowess on your hair several days in a week. Those who have very dry hair should also deep condition their hair at least once a week and also use a leave – in conditioner every day.
- Opt for color-safe shampoos and conditioners.
One of the best ways for you to prevent your highlights from fading is to make sure that your shampoo and conditioner are free from harsh chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, and phosphates. These chemicals can trigger fading of hair color therefore making your highlights start looking dull and brassy. Aside from this, these chemicals also have ill effects on the body.An excellent hair conditioner is the Moroccan Argan oil. It is a natural hair product that is free from dangerous chemicals usually found in commercially-sold beauty products. The oil contains nutrients with powerful moisturizing properties such as vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and sterols. Argan oil can be used as a conditioner while in the shower. Simply apply the oil on wet hair and rinse as usual. You can also use the oil to deep condition the hair. On wet hair, massage in the oil on your scalp and hair from roots to tips. Wrap your hair with a warm towel and let it stay overnight. Wash and shampoo the hair as usual in the morning. Argan oil is also an excellent leave-in conditioner. Simply apply a few drops of the oil on your hair and style as you would usually do. Aside from conditioning the hair, Argan oil may also help repair hair damage and protect it from further damage because of the antioxidants present in the oil.
- Don’t make it a habit to highlight your hair too often.
Although it can be really tempting to have your hair highlighted again once you see some root regrowth, this is actually a bad idea as this can only lead to hair damage. Generally, a highlight re-touch is every 6-8 weeks.
Follow these hair care tips to prevent your highlights from fading too quickly and getting brassy!
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