Getting a new haircut or hairstyle, much less a new color, can be a learning experience in the field of hits and misses. On those blessed occasions when the stars align and a cut and color comes out absolutely perfect, maintenance becomes key. Properly maintaining your hairstyle and hair color requires some time and a little bit more product than many styles, but the time spent in maintenance will come back to you twofold in terms of stretching out a favorite look or preserving a great color job for as long as possible.
Shampoo and Conditioners
When it comes to shampooing and conditioning, choosing a set of hair products well suited to your style or color is a necessity.
Many shampoos and conditioners are now available to enhance certain looks. Should you have your hair cut into a sleek style choose a set that advertises itself as smoothing or contains elements to combat frizz (which will help maintain a smooth appearance). Perms and even styles featuring light curls benefit from using a shampoo created specifically for curly hair. These specialty shampoos contain extra moisturizing ingredients to keep curls healthy and also to combat the effects a perm can cause.
Color Enhancing Products
If your hair has been dyed there are numerous products available tailored to help you get the most out of your color. After you have let your hair dye set for at least two days before washing, its time shop! Every hair care line contains a shampoo and conditioner set tailored to provide the most luscious ingredients possible to your locks.
John Frieda carries a line of shampoos and conditioners made especially for blonde, brunette, and red hair. These products not only cleanse your hair but also contain special ingredients to help you maintain your new color. Redken also carries an extensive line of color enhancing products specially formulated for highlighted and dyed hair.
If you have any chemical styling done to your hair, then deep conditioning is a necessity. Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment is an exceedingly rich product that will take your mane a step beyond your normal in-shower conditioning product. It is essential to use a product like this at least once a week to keep your hair healthy and prevent a host of problems including splint ends and breakage.
Both highly styled hair cuts and dye jobs require extra attention and thought when it comes to choosing styling products and conditioning treatments, but the attention pays off when you are able to carry your cut and color for a maximum amount of time.