Trying to achieve and maintain healthy, shiny hair is never easy. As you can tell I have dyed my locks emerald green. I was actually aiming for a shade of blue but forgot that yellow (bleached hair) and blue hair dye will give you green – who knew?! – Even though I didn’t intentionally want to look like a member of the Wicked musical cast, the damage has been done and I refuse to attempt to fix it for another two weeks as I am tired of washing my hair and applying masques – my arms hurt – so I’ve decided to come to terms with my emerald locks, avoid standing next to trees and let you know how I kept my as healthy as possible while going through a drastic colour change.
The night before my big colour change, I slicked Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque – £12.99 via Curly Emporium – on my locks and left it on my hair overnight. The Shea Butter masque works really well as a penetrating, overnight treatment as it can repair dry, damaged or over-processed hair while you sleep. Just think of this masque as a luxury spa treatment for your hair the day before you put it through the most stressful day of its life.
You don’t have to do this but I gave my Crazy Color dyes a moisturing boost by adding TRESemmé Remoisturising Conditioner – £4.99 for 900ml via Superdrug – to the mixture. It makes the dye mixture go just that bit further and lets you conditioner your hair while your hair is dying – Can you tell that I am big on conditioner yet? – After a day’s worth of stripping and colouring, it is time to give your hair back its mojo with a strengthening treatment.
Just apply a small (and I do mean small) amount of the Moroccanoil Treatment Light – £31.85 for 100ml via Look Fantastic – from the mid-length of your hair to the ends. As this Moroccanoil treatment has been formulated to work with delicate, fine, light-coloured hair, it will infuse your locks with strengthening proteins and shine-enhancing vitamins, leaving it smooth, manageable and nourished without weighing it down – which is what we all want at the end of the day – Once the treatment has been applied, give your hair a little break and let it air-dry.
Apart from a little oil and serum action then again, this is basically my tips on what you should do before, during, and after a drastic hair colour change – Taaadddddaaaaa!!!! – What hair damage prevention steps do you take before a drastic colour change? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me at @EpiphannieA!
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