Whether you have platinum blonde, brunette, black, red, or even blue hair, color treated hair needs  a little extra attention if you're wanting your color to last long. Nothing is worse than spending big bucks at your hair salon for the newest trending color and then having it fade after a week due to not taking care of your locks.

Meanwhile,with proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant. This is good news since 70% of women in the U.S. color their hair! To help protect your hair color and keep your virgin glamorous hair looking lovely, here are some professionals tips to help you care for color-treated tresses, keep reading!

Use less heat on your hair. 

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Your colored hair is much more susceptible to damage. Damaged hair doesn't look that great and you may not be able to redye it as often.A couple of weeks before you get your next hair color treatment, use masks, and deep-conditioning treatments so your hair is strong and ready to receive color.

Give your hair plenty of moisture

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Hair color can make hair more porous, which causes it to absorb and release moisture more easily.  This can cause loss of color molecules every time your hair gets wet. Black hair extensions are already lacking in the moisture department, so you'll want to make sure you are even more consistent with keeping it moisturized when you decide to color treat your hair. Make sure you avoid sulfate shampoos to avoid stripped hair after washes.

Shampoo and condition your hair as normal.

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Wash your hair less often.When looking to skip a day of washing, wear a shower cap to keep your hair from getting wet while showering.Use shampoos specifically for colored hair, or even better, for red colored hair which is much better for your hair, as it won't strip away it's natural oils.

 Opt for darker colors rather than light hair colors

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Consider what shade of red you're going for when you dye your hair red. Bright reds are more likely to fade much faster. If you're looking for a longer lasting red choose a more natural color.Red hair colors tend to fade faster because they have the largest molecules.  So when going for a red hue, be sure to have your stylist use hair color that maximizes high-definition color results with minimum stress to the hair's cuticle.

Maintain a Healthy Diet to Keep Your Hair Looking Great

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What you eat has everything to do with the health of your human hair extensions, and how it looks. The nutrients from a healthy diet provide the energy that fuels hair growth and luster. Foods that include iron-rich protein feed your scalp and hair by building strong keratin, the protein that strengthens hair, improves texture and stimulates growth.

Tips

Don't Color Your Hair Too Frequently.

Don't Double-Process Color-Treated Hair.

If Your Hair is Damaged, Don't Skip Regular Trims.

Supplements Can Help With The Health of Color-Treated Hair

Use Dry Shampoo To Prolong The Amount Of Time Between Washings. 

 Warnings

Dying your hair does cause damage to your hair.

Do you have any tips for keeping your hair bundles with closure looking its best? Share them in the comments below!