Changing up your hair colour can be fun and give you a whole new look, but all the chemicals used can damage your hair. Our hair is usually drier than most other types of hair, so it is more prone to get damaged from chemicals. treatment of colour-damaged black hair is similar in many ways to that of other hair types. It is important to treat colour-damaged black hair properly to encourage new hair growth, promote repair and get your hair back on track to being healthy again.
Here are some tips to follow to repair your damaged hair.
Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for color-damaged hair. Look for products that contain moisturizing ingredients.
Apply a protein treatment to your hair two to three times per month. Protein treatments replace the protein in the hair that is lost through processing, and protein helps strengthen your damaged hair. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using the protein hair treatment, as this will vary depending on each product.
Use a leave-in conditioner on your hair after each time you wash it. This helps seal in moisture, which will likely be lacking with color-damaged hair.
Deep condition your hair every week. Use a store-bought product or make your own by mixing 1 egg and 1 cup of olive oil. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil( olive oil, coconut oil etc) if you want a nice aroma. Apply the homemade deep conditioner to your dry hair .*only use this remedy if you have natural hair. Cover your hair with plastic wrap, wait 30 minutes and then wash your hair as usual. If you are using a store-bought deep conditioner, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using the product. You can also apply warm olive oil to your dry hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Using a heated deep conditioner can give better results when it comes to damaged hair.
Apply Shea butter to the ends of your hair. The ends are usually the most damaged when it comes to chemically processed black hair, and using Shea butter helps to restore and seal in the moisture. After applying a thin coating of Shea butter, wrap the ends in plastic wrap for 30 minutes before washing your hair as usual.
Rinse your hair with diluted white vinegar after shampooing and conditioning. Use 4 tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of warm water. Pour the vinegar through your hair. Vinegar is acidic so it will help to strengthen your hair.
These are the things you will you need to properly execute the tips listed above.
- Color-damaged hair shampoo and conditioner
- Protein hair treatment
- Leave-in conditioner
- Deep conditioner
- 1 egg
- Olive oil
- Essential oil (optional)
- Plastic wrap
- Shea butter
- White vinegar
You can always shave your hair off and start over.