How to Keep Dyed Black Hair Healthy

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Every time you dye your hair, you sacrifice its consistency and quality. Although dyeing hair black is not nearly as damaging as bleaching it, you may feel that your newly dyed hair has a different texture than it previously did. Keep your hair soft, shiny and manageable by taking the time to keep your dyed black hair healthy.

Things You'll Need

  • Towel
  • Protein conditioner
  • Claw
  • Bobby pins

Avoid washing your hair as often as usual. Although it may be tempting to scrub your locks with shampoo every single day, the more you wash your hair, the duller and flatter it will appear. Wash your hair every other day, or every two days if possible, to keep its shiny appearance.

Blot your hair gently with a towel after getting out of the shower. Rather than twisting your hair into a towel over your head or squeezing it to get rid of excess water, gently blot your hair. This will prevent unnecessary damage to the strands.

Apply a deep protein conditioner to your hair once a week. Apply the conditioner, and then leave it in your hair for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly; then style as usual.

Go easy on the blow dryer and hair straightener. It may make you feel good once in a while to have straightened, curled or blow dried hair, but every time you expose your hair to heat, it becomes more damaged. Save the heat styling for special occasions only.

Keep your hair down or loosely pinned back to prevent wear and tear on your hair. Ponytails and other tightly pulled back hair styles are sleek and look good for the night, but they can cause unnecessary breakage to your hair. Instead pull your hair up into a claw, or pin it back with bobby pins for a looser grip.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear a hat to keep hair from being damaged by the sun's harmful UV rays.
  • Avoid dyeing your hair more than once a month.

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