I will never not color my hair, y’all. I’ve been doing this since I was a 14-year old and it’s a habit that likely won’t ever end. Speaking of dyeing my hair at 14…I can’t be the only one that used Kool-Aid packets! Are you judging me? I hope not! Don’t knock it ’til you try it, girl. 4 packets of Orange and 1 packet of Cherry would bring about a gorgeous shade. Mama has grown up since then and now I’m using more refined products.
Or something like that…HA!
Manic Panic and I go way back. I’ve been using this dye for about 10 years now and I love how it’s gentle, fume-free and just EFFECTIVE. It’s a semi-permanent dye (which means it won’t last forever) but it does a great job at depositing color. Aaaand, they’re affordable and available online AND at Sally Beauty Supply. Woot!
Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
I first tried this masque about a year ago (remember this post?) and I’ve been loving it ever since. Creamy and moisturizing, I find that this deep conditioner does a fantastic job on my color-treated hair. To keep that color around, I like to drop a few dollops of my Manic Panic color in the conditioner.
Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
You can neeeeeeever have to do much moisturization in color treated hair. I’ve got a little bleach in my hair and it literally sucks the moisture out of my hair. I do the deep conditioning but from day to day, I find that little spritz of water and then spritzing this Jane Carter Leave-In Condish on top is just niiiiice. A little goes a long way, it isn’t heavy and it prevents my hair from feeling crispy.
Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo
My hair is currently purple but even when I was teal and blonde, I loved how great this shampoo worked. It deposits pigments in your color-treated hair and helps the color stay vibrant and for longer. Aaaand, I love that it prevents blonde from getting brassy. This is an issue for me since I’m always in the Florida sun. Yeesh.
Satin Pillow Case/Bonnet
Okay, this is a staple for all of my natural haired sisters but especially those of us with color-treated hair. Not only does the satin help styles last longer, I find that they prevent me from getting hair dye all over my bed sheets.
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