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Just got your hair colored and worried about the collateral damages to your luscious locks? Auburn is here to save the day!

It is so much fun to give your hair a pop of color with some hair dye every now and then. But hair coloring comes with responsibilities like taking actual care of it, unless you want your strands to look deep fried.

Here are some easy tips and tricks to keep those colorful locks in check!


  • Get it trimmed:Right after any kind of chemical processing, it is a good idea to get your hair trimmed a little to get rid of those frayed ends. If you are coloring only your tips, make sure you get a little extra length colored and you can get the rest chopped off. Tell your hairdresser that you want a light trim, so your colored hair don’t go to waste. Get a regular trim every now and then as colored hair is prone to split ends and frayed ends.


  • Invest in quality products: You need to keep your freshly colored hair protected with some good quality hair products. Buy a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner and always wash your hair with cold water. Do away with any heat products like hair straighteners or curl irons. Buy a soothing serum (this will be your best friend) and use it everyday to avoid frizz and dullness. You can also invest in leave-on conditioner or dry shampoo to minimise washing your colored hair away.


  • Compensate for the loss:After chemically coloring the hair, dryness becomes an everyday challenge. Compensate for the lost moisture with oiling your hair every week with coconut or olive oil. Breakage is also common after treating hair and it is recommended to use protein on those locks to keep them healthy. Weekly apply DIY hair packs made using natural ingredients like yogurt, egg, banana etc. to restore the strength of your hair.
  • Protect:This one is tough, but by being dedicated and careful, this won’t be a difficult task! All you have to do is protect your hair from everyday things like dust, sun and rain because these things can damage your colored hair even further. Using a scarf or an umbrella while you’re out in the daytime or avoiding stepping into chlorine-treated water (in swimming pools, etc) can go a long way in preventing the extra damage.


So there you have it. Even though all you want to do is be a carefree soul with your bright, colored hair – these tips will definitely help you in looking after your beautiful colored hair in the long run!


Feature Image Credits: Jean Louis Davis


Anagha Rakta

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Head of Web at DU Beat (2017-18), and a passionate writer from Miranda House, with a sweet tooth and a funny bone.

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