Brighten or dyed hair need special kind of care – I know because I myself dye my hair on regular bases for several years now. I often change colours, shades and brands. If it was not for regular haircare with right cosmetics I might as well say goodbye to my natural hair and switch them for a wig. :)
How to restore natural pH of our hair?
Do you think that dyeing hair with a strongly advertised hair dye, that (supposedly) has lots of oils and other nourishments, is enough? Well, you are wrong. No matter how good is the hair dye you chose, it will always breach natural pH of your hair, that is why it is so important to restore natural hair pH. How to do that?
Acidification after dyeing can be done on couple of ways – with, attached to our hair dye, conditioner (which we often throw out), using additional hair rinse for dyed hair or home-made rinse. Personally, I recommend rinse from vinegar, hibiscus and citrus juice e.g. lemon. You can use rinse for dyed hair right after dying, but I strongly advise you to do that also between colouration treatments (in my case it is more or less once a week).
How to take care of dyed hair?
Even if frequency of hair wash isn’t that important (I do that every three days) cosmetics we use does matter. Dyed hair need special care, so use gentle products, without strong detergents, best with camomile extract. I also recommend children shampoo, which is based on natural and delicate ingredients. I use it, because I expect from the shampoo only washing properties and I leave nourishing to other cosmetics.
You may also want to try CWC method, which is conditioner-shampoo-conditioner. Why? CWC is a method that is focusing on proper protection of hair before colour rinsing, so before washing our hair we apply conditioner (best with silicon), then we wash our hair with a soft shampoo and again we apply good quality conditioner or hair mask for dyed hair.