I have really overprocessed hair due to coloring it. How can I take better care of my hair so that it doesn't look so dry?
When you remove pigment from the hair (lightening your color) it can become dry, says Louis Viel, co-owner of Miano/Viel Salon and Spa in New York. He suggests these tips to combat dry/damaged hair.
1. Don't overcolor. Single-process color should only be done once a month and highlights only need to be done every two to three months.
2. After coloring, use a deep-conditioning treatment.
Try: Pantene Pro-V Essentials Ultimate Hair Therapy. Apply conditioner in the shower and cover with a plastic shower cap with holes in it. Stand in the steam for 5 to 10 minutes to open the cuticle and allow the conditioner to penetrate.
3. Use a shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair to protect the color and keep hair looking healthy.
Try: Wella Color Charm Care Rehydrating Shampoo and Conditioner for Color Treated Hair
If you darken your color and still feel your hair is dry, the cause probably isn't the color. "Overstyling and constant blow-drying is a big cause of dryness," says Viel. Try to avoid blow-drying every day. To keep hair shiny-looking all day, Viel suggest using a shine-enhancing finishing product.
Try: VO5 Sheer Hairdressing Lightweight Leave-In Anti-Frizz & Shine Creme.