Keep Dyed Hair Healthy
Hair is chemically dyed to cover over gray hair, or to change the color of your natural hair. Not only does dying your hair lead to hair damage, but there is also ongoing research in the medical industry regarding the possibility of serious health problems caused by hair dyes, such as lead poisoning. Therefore, it is best to delay the decision to start dying your hair as long as possible. Does this Spark an idea?
1. Reduce the amount of damage done to your hair by dyes, by only dying your hair when absolutely necessary. Manufacturer recommendations printed on the package for the length of time between hair dyes are designed for optimal sales of the product, not optimal health of your hair. If possible, wait at least 6 to 10 weeks between each hair dye to allow your hair to recover from the trauma of the chemical treatment.
2. Drink plenty of water to keep your hair hydrated and healthy. A hair strand is comprised of 25 percent water. To help keep your dyed hair from drying out, drink eight to ten glasses of water each day.
3. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that is specially formulated for dyed hair. It is also a good idea to do a deep conditioning or a hot oil treatment on your hair once a week.
4. Handle your hair gently to prevent excess breakage. Excessively dyed hair becomes over processed and brittle. This leads to hair breakage. To keep hair damage to a minimum use a wide tooth comb to de-tangle your hair after shampooing, avoid twisting or pulling your hair when washing or drying, and stay away from hair styles that pull or stretch your hair.
5. Limit your use of heat styling, such as blow drying, to help keep your dyed hair healthy. Hair styling products, such as hair spray, also dry out hair and should only be used sparingly.