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5 Don'ts When Caring for Chemically Treated Hair.

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Chemically treated hair can be a game-changer, transforming your locks into a new realm of possibilities. Whether you've opted for a stunning balayage, a head full of luscious curls, or a sleek straightening treatment, caring for chemically treated hair is crucial to maintaining its health and beauty. In this blog, I'm going to dive into the top 5 Don'ts of hair care, so you can avoid them and keep your chemically treated mane looking fabulous and vibrant.

Top 5 Don'ts

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1. Over-Washing

One common mistake is over-washing chemically treated hair. Frequent washing can strip away the essential oils that keep your hair healthy and vibrant. Try to wash your hair 2-3 times a week at most, and use a dry shampoo in between if necessary.

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2. Hot Water

Avoid using hot water to wash your hair, as it can open up the hair cuticle and lead to color fading. Instead, use lukewarm or cool water to keep the cuticle closed and the color intact.

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4. Tight Hairstyles

Tight hairstyles, like ponytails, buns and braids, can cause strain and breakage on chemically treated hair. Opt for looser styles and use soft, snag-free hair ties to reduce the risk of damage.

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5. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Prolonged sun exposure can lead to color fading and dryness in chemically treated hair. Protect your locks by wearing a hat or using a UV-protectant hair product when out in the sun. Check out AOB's Miracle Spray, it protects hair from extreme environmental conditions including heat & sun, detangles and protects hair when using heat styling up to 420ºF/220ºC.

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5. Chlorine and Saltwater

Swimming in chlorinated pools or salty seawater can also damage your chemically treated hair. Always wet your hair before taking a dip to minimise chlorine/saltwater soaking into the hair, and apply a leave-in conditioner to create a protective barrier.

Caring for chemically treated hair doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right products and a few simple habits, you can keep your hair looking vibrant and healthy. Remember to also choose the right products, hydrate, be gentle, protect from heat styling, and schedule regular trims. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty and versatility of chemically treated hair while maintaining its health and shine. Your gorgeous locks will thank you!


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