Warm weather, time in the pool, and hair treatments to change your natural color or texture can all be really tough on the overall health of your hair. If your hair is looking dull, dry, or wispy, changing your shampoo to support healthy growth can bring back sleek, healthy hair.
Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo is a gentle cleanser for very fine hair. Additionally, this may be the best shampoo for hair that has been color-treated. If at all possible, consider backing off your shampoo routine and giving your hair a rest by shampooing every other day instead of every day.
If your hair has gotten frizzy or ragged, switching to Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Shampoo with shea butter can protect the hair cuticle. To support your hair, even more, consider shampooing and especially rinsing with cool water to further protect the cuticle. When the cuticle of the hair is open, the hair will lose any color you’ve added and will dry out more quickly.
There are many folks who find warm weather frustrating because their curly hair goes a bit wild. If your hair goes flat, fine, and limp during warm weather, using Matrix Biolage Volumebloom Shampoo can add body and bounce. If you find that your hair tangles up more easily than usual, use a wide-tooth comb to get rid of knots and snags. Damaged hair tangles easily; a trim may be necessary.
For those with a very active life or oily hair, the balancing power of Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo can freshen your scalp and brighten your hair from scalp to tip. This shampoo contains tea tree oil, an excellent antibacterial agent, as well as peppermint for rejuvenation of your scalp. Finally, this shampoo offers lavender oil. Lavender has been used as a cleaning agent for centuries; Ancient Greek and Roman soldiers used lavender to clean their wounds.
Sulfate-free products clean without stripping away natural oils. If you have extensions, you can wash your hair without altering the texture and look of your extension materials. Sulfate-free products are also easy on the environment. You may need to lather this product with extra water; go slowly and be very gentle.
Because blond hair can often turn brassy or orange, the black tint of Milkshake Icy Blond Shampoo can give your hair a gentle ash cast. This contrast reduces the risk of your blond shade going orange or getting dull. If you have recently bleached your hair, it’s a good idea to avoid washing it for a couple of days. Bleaching opens up the cuticle and any chemicals you apply to your hair may strip it of any moisture. If you notice a change of texture to your blond hair, consider wrapping it up in a silky scarf before you go to bed. If you can’t keep a wrap on, use a silk or satin pillowcase to avoid dragging on your hair follicles as you move in your sleep.
If you find that many shampoos for damaged hair end up leaving a heavy residue on your hair, using the gentle Matrix Biolage Color Last Shampoo can leave your color in place without weighing down your hair. This gentle shampoo is low pH and paraben-free; it will cleanse gently without bumping up your risk of heavy build-up. If your colored hair is healthy and free of damage, this may be all you need!
If you want to protect your color with sulfate-free shampoo but really miss luxurious lather, Pureology Hydrate Shampoo may be the best option for your shower. Do take care to avoid exposing your hair to too much heat; cool water will protect the cuticle of your hair from opening up too much and releasing color or increasing damage.
The right shampoo, care, and timing can keep your color, bleach job, or extension looking terrific. If your hair has taken a beating, invest in a wide-tooth comb and switch to a cool rinse. Consider backing off the frequency of your shampoos if your scalp is not oily.