“Most people who have their hair professionally colored will want to retain the color for as long as possible in between appointments,” explains François. He’s been advising his color-treated clients to carefully consider how often they cleanse and what type of shampoo they use. Generally speaking, color-safe, sulfate-free formulas will be the “least drying and won’t strip the hair of natural oils.” That being said, color-treated or not, it’s important to keep up with a regular washing routine—even if your day-to-day has changed dramatically. “Keeping your scalp’s pH in balance allows for stronger and healthier hair to grow in,” says Mischa G. Both she and Jones swear by natural haircare line Act + Acre’s Cold Processed Scalp Detox, a three-step system that includes a pretreatment with hair shaft-strengthening moringa oil and cooling vetiver, a sulfate-free Hair Cleanse, and a cuticle-smoothing conditioner.”When you’re lounging on a sofa or bed more, the excessive friction against these materials could cause more damage to your strands,” warns Mischa G. Rather than simply tossing your hair up into a bun, which can place tension on hair strands, take a break with plaits. “If you have longer hair, considering braiding it in pigtails or a braided crown with some moisture cream or oil to safeguard it,” she says. For individuals with natural hair, protective styles, such as braids and twists, are beneficial way to minimize tension and strengthen the hair, says François. “Wear a silk cap or wrap your hair in a silk scarf overnight to keep protective styles looking and feeling good for as long as possible,” he explains. Another easy way to keep hair healthy, as well as steer clear of split ends, is by laying off the hot tools. “Avoiding blow drying and heat styling will help regenerate hair healthy,” says Mischa G. “Go au naturale for now One more time for the cheap seats in the back: Boredom is not an invitation to throw caution to the wind in a cut a fringe or take trimming matters into your hands. “Shaggier bangs have been trendy lately and thankfully those grow out into great ’70s curtain bangs,” Jones assures those with bangs, encouraging them to embrace the new phase of growth. Other ways to do so are by getting creative with head scarves (we love Upstate’s silk tie-dyed scarf), as well as experimenting with wet sets, like rag curls, for natural waves. Cosigning the use of getting creative with head scarves and heat-free styling technique, Mischa G underlines.
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