Coloring Natural Hair

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Many people go natural because of the great versatility it offers. You can go from straight, to curly, blonde to red, braided to a bun, the possibilities are truly endless.

Coloring natural hair is a great way to add style, personality, and dimension to your hair. Who doesn’t love transforming their crown into a new masterpiece?

However, with coloring your natural hair comes great responsibility! You now have to take even greater care of your tresses to ward off breakage, extra dryness, and color fading.

Hopefully you went to a salon for your color but even if you didn’t here are some great tips on extending the life of your color.

Use Products Specifically for Color Treated Hair:

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The Boost 3 Step System from Basic Hair Care is a great product line that includes Quinoa extract and Hydrolyzed Silk Protein to naturally strengthen your hair from cuticles to tip! This is great for color treated hair, damaged hair and naturally textured hair to offer a boost of nourishment and protection. I personally use these products on my natural hair in order to restore that great shine and softness.

No Sulfates!– Harsh sulfates can strip your hair of the great color you just added. Using a Moisturizing  Boost Sulfate Free Shampoo it gives a gentle but effective cleaning which extends the life of the color.

Step away from the heat tools! Heat is actually the greatest factor in color fading. The heat from certain styling tools can scorch your hair–especially when used daily. And once your hair heats up, the hair cuticle opens which allows hair color pigments to escape.

Steam Treatments! Keeping your hair moisturized is extremely important now more than ever to prevent breakage. Steam your hair using a hair steamer or home made steam treatment at least once a month.

Conditioning is Crucial!
When searching for the right conditioner for your color-treated natural tresses, look for conditioners that infuse hair with extra conditioning. You want a  conditioner that contains  natural ingredients like  coconut oil, shea butter, vegetable glycerin, avocado oil, aloe and jojoba extract. All of these will help hydrate your hair, create shine and prevent frizz.  

The Boost Rapid Restoration Conditioner immediately softens, detangles, and moisturizes the hair by infusing it with Quinoa extract, a natural protein containing all nine essential amino acids. 

Have you colored your natural hair? What do you do to keep your hair healthy and vibrant?