By Kristy Scott

Nowadays, if you do not like the texture of your hair, if you hate its natural color, or you want to have a different look, there are various hair products and formulas that you can make use of to achieve any of these. It is no wonder that most people of today have chemically processed hair on top of their heads. People just cannot seem to get enough of the wonders that modern science can give to their tresses.

Just like an untouched hair, chemically processed hair also requires much care and attention. It is necessary that before you undertake any treatment for your tresses, you would know what to do afterwards. Here are some excellent techniques on how to care for a chemically processed hair.

Straightened Hair

One of the most common hair treatments today is straightening of the hair, which should not come as a surprise because super sleek straight hair has been a wild fad for the last couple of years.

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Because chemical straightening makes use of strong formulas, it would be advisable to allow your hair stylist to do this. Make sure that your hairstylist makes use of high quality straightening products that will not leave your hair dull and damaged.

After a straightening treatment, wait at least 24 to 48 hours (or as directed by the stylist) before washing your hair. Avoid tying your newly straightened hair in a ponytail or putting it on braids because this can result in unsightly bends or frizz.

Furthermore, do not have this treatment too often. There should be at least a six-month interval before having your hair straightened again. If in between these months, you see that your hair is not as straight as you would want it to be, make use of a high quality hair iron like an FHI hair straightener to do the trick.

Colored Hair

Getting a hair color is another easy way to update your look. It is so easy you can do it yourself in your home. After getting a new color for your hair, be sure to invest on a color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner, which you should use once a week.

Do not wash your hair 24 hours after coloring. If you like to go swimming, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to avoid build up of chlorine on your hair. It would also be best to have a weekly hair mask and a monthly hot oil treatment to keep your hair well moisturized and prevent fading.

Moreover, avoid using styling tools that generates heat because this can cause the color to fade fast. But if you really want to use of a heat appliance like a hair iron, opt for one that has an adjustable heat setting like an FHI hair straightener so you will be able to set the heat to a temperature that is ideal for colored hair, which is below 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

Just as important as finding the right salon to give your hair a high quality and safe hair treatment is knowing how to take care of your chemically processed locks afterwards. Follow these techniques to maintain your hairs glorious look.

About the Author: Krystal is a professional hair stylist with Salon Hive Hair Tools Division:


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