Preventing hair color damage

When using hair color, chemicals such as ammonia have to be used to open your hair shaft, so the dye can be deposited. Ammonia-free formulas are just as harmful. So, we compiled tips on how to tackle them so you can get a new hair color & flaunt it!

Only dye your roots:

Coloring all your hair every time can unnecessarily damage it. To cover the regrowth hair just coloring the roots can do the work. When possible, reapply dye to just the roots to minimize chemical exposure on the lengths.

Deep condition:

Conditioning helps protect and repair hair during the color process. Deep conditioning right after your color is a smart strategy, as it acts as an instant antidote for the drying & damaging effects of any bleach or ammonia in your hair color formula. 

Kerastase Reflection Bain Chromatique and Fondant Chromatique

Redken Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner

Hair mask to the rescue:

Commit to a weekly hair mask, Because all of our hair woes can’t be fixed with one product. They’re like a conditioner, but on steroids. Look for ingredients like silk protiens to strengthen; collagen and hyaluronic acid to repair; and argan and jojoba oils to deeply hydrate.

Ouai Treatment Masque

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment

Go easy on heat styling:

Everything we do to our hair—color it, brush it, style it—takes a toll on it & causes hair damage. But out of everything, heat styling can cause the worst damage. You can prep your hair with a good heat protectant & prevent the damage. It will ensure your hair stays soft, strong, and healthy.

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray

Living Proof Restore Perfecting spray