A sulfate-free shampoo and an old timey hair mask with serious results are your new best friends.
There are two things you want to remember when you dye, bleach or otherwise use any type of colour on your hair; your shampoo should be sulfate-free and a good hair mask is now your new best friend.
As far as the latter goes, you could do worse than Rene Furterer’s Karité Intense Nourishing Mask – after all, it’s been around since the 50s, when platinum hair became all the rage thanks to a certain star named Marilyn Monroe – and it’s been a favourite the world over ever since, thanks to generous helpings of shea butter.
It’ll leave your hair completely frizz-free and feeling soft, buttery and with a certain satisfying weightiness, the kind that comes from having nourished, thick, healthy hair.
The best bit? It only takes about 3-5 minutes to work. No leaving in while you brush your teeth (I can’t be the only one who does this), no waiting around with the shower turned off while you wait for it to do its magic – and magic it is.
While you’re at it, give Rene Furtere’s Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Shampoo, another star for what it omits rather than what it contains – in this case, sulfates.
Why do you want a sulfate-free shampoo? Mainly because sulfates are the stuff they put in dishwashing liquid to strip your plates of their grease – great for the dishes, not so much for your hair, since it’ll take all your hair’s moisture with it. Besides, who wants to treat their hair like they do yesterday’s dinner?
Get these two products before you plan on dyeing, bleaching or otherwise colouring your hair, and you’ll be able to do anything you like to it without worrying about damaging it.
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