Which one of us, does not dye their hair? There are women who do that regularly, others lean towards dyeing only a few times a year. It does not change the fact that hair under the influence of dyes, changes not only on the outside. Ammonia included in hair dyes makes the entire internal structure of the hair altered. After some time, our strands begin to dry, lose resilience, colour and gloss. Additionally, they are more difficult to style, while their ends have the tendency to split and after all, they are more prone to damage. However, right after colouring, our hair is beautiful: it is shiny, the colour is delightful, hair is easy to style and in a great condition…until the day we use up all of the conditioner that came with the dye. Then starts the trouble, it is not that great anymore.
In order to enjoy beautiful hair for longer, looking as if it was freshly colour-treated, it is worth reaching for natural oils and with their use, perform hair oiling regularly. Oils will not only take care of the appearance of our strands but also help to repair them from the inside, thanks to which they will not be damaged.
With the use of natural oils, we are able to perform a regenerating treatment called hair oiling. It is a procedure that resembles applying hair masks. The only difference is that oils must be applied on the scalp as well. Therefore, our hair is strengthened from the base – that is the bulbs – and it is allowed to grow strong and healthy. Wisps damaged by dyes, more than other types of hair, need nourishment and protection.
Oil of your preference ought to be applied on hair and followed by a gentle scalp massage, in order to stimulate cells to work and improve the blood circulation. Oil must be kept on hair for a longer period of time. If you are doing this for the first time, you can leave it in for about an hour. At each subsequent oiling, you can extend the time of keeping the oil in. What is more, a treatment that will bring the best results, is the so-called overnight oiling. How does it work? You apply your natural oil and…go to sleep. In the morning, simply rinse it with a gentle shampoo.
Oils can be applied on dry hair as well, avoiding scalp. In this case, there is no need to rinse it. Such procedure will facilitate styling our hair and ensure beautiful appearance and protection, instantly.
Caution! There is a group of oils that might not cooperate with colour-treated hair. Even though they protect hair on the entire length, but at the same time, weaken the durability of the colour. To avoid such unpleasant surprises, stay away from so-called penetrating oils, such as coconut, palm and babassu.
For oiling your type of hair, you should use:
- Argan oil
- Jojoba oil
- Avocado oil
- Grape oil
- Almond oil
- Macadamia oil
Those oils will not only prevent from damages connected with daily routines such as blow-drying, straightening, using rubber bands and combing, but will also preserve the colour of dyed hair. Additionally, they will improve hair gloss and facilitate styling. Your hair will become resilient, sleek and no longer frizzy.