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It’s fun to change your hair color and give yourself a new look but the chemicals in hair dyes can damage your hair. Our hair can be easily susceptible to damage from chemicals. This is why we should know how to treat color-damaged hair properly so that there will be new hair growth, promotion of repair and healthy hair.

Colour damaged hair can give rise to the following symptoms:

Split Ends. To test, wrap small sections of your colored hair around your finger. If there are small, uneven strands sticking out, this indicated that you have split ends, a sign of damaged hair.

Extreme Breakage. If your hair easily breaks or if you have falling hair after coloring, you may have colour damaged hair.

Dye Overload. Your hair will feel dry because of the hydrogen peroxide in hair dyes, and this can lead to hair damage.

Lack of Moisture. Healthy hair is supposed to be supple and soft. If you have brittle and dry hair after coloring, you may have hair damage.


Semi-permanent colour. Semi-permanent color can be less damaging than permanent color but can still lead to hair damage.

Permanent dye. Permanent dye most likely contains hydrogen peroxide and ammonia to open up the cuticle and drive the color molecules into the hair. The open cuticle can cause the hair to get rough.

Highlights. Highlights bleach the hair and it requires hydrogen peroxide to get rid of natural color. This increases porosity, which further diminishes shine and more breakage.


Semi-permanent color. For semi-permanent hair, you can use leave-in conditioners to help smooth the cuticle, which further increases shine and help your hair retain color.

Permanent dye. Leave-in conditioners can also help smooth the cuticle, which increase shine and further helps your hair hold on to color for longer.

Highlights. You can use a protein-rich hair mask regularly. Adding protein into the hair will help fill in the holes and decrease breakage.

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