Hair dyeing is a popular way to change your look and add vitality to your hair. However, it is important to know how hair dyes work and how to protect your hair during and after the dyeing process.
Action on Hair Shafts
Hair dyes penetrate hair shafts and change the structure of the melanin—the natural pigment that gives hair its color. Hair dyes come in two types: temporary dyes and permanent dyes. Temporary dyes only last for a few washes and fade as time passes, while permanent dyes last until the hair grows and is cut.
Variants and Composition
There is a wide assortment of hair dyes available on the market, from natural dyes to synthetic dyes. Natural dyes include henna, while synthetic dyes include products such as ammonia and peroxide. Hair dye composition can vary depending on the product and brand, but in general they include pigments, oxidizing agents and other ingredients to enhance the application and duration of the color.
Recommendations to protect dyed hair
The dyeing process can damage hair shafts and result in a dry, matte hair. It is important to take measures to protect your hair during and after the dyeing process. Here are a few essential tips:
Soft wash: Washing your hair with a soft shampoo and conditioner is important to prevent additional damage to hair shafts.
Avoid excessive heat: The use of heat-emitting tools, such as hair dryers and hair irons, can worsen the damage caused by dyeing. It is important to avoid the excessive use of heat-emitting tools and use heat-protecting products before using them.
Moisturizing: Keeping the hair hydrated is important to avoid dryness and breakages. It is recommended to use a moisturizing hair mask once a week or use products with essential oils daily to moisturize the hair.
Sun protection: Dyed hair can also be affected by the sun’s UV rays. It is important to protect your hair with a sun protection product or use a hat to protect it from the sun.
To sum up, dyed hair can be an effective way to change how your hair looks, but it is important to know how it works on the hair shaft and how to protect your hair during and after the dyeing process. From choosing the right dye and avoid excess heat to keeping your hair hydrated and protected from the sun, there are many measures you can take to guarantee that your dyed hair will look healthy and splendid. By following these tips, you can safely enjoy a long-lasting dyed hair.
At Mathiesen – Personal Care we have ingredients to protect the hair during and after the dyeing process, to enhance and protect the color and also for intensive treatments and hair shaft recovery.
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