The 5 Essential Items That Will Give Colored Hair New Life

Browsing Pinterest, Instagram or even the runways for hair inspiration is the honeymoon phase of coloring your hair. It’s always fun to dream, right? After you dye your hair, that’s when reality really sets in. Since it often takes a lot to keep that new color looking vibrant. Not to mention the fact that hair dye can definitely give you the mermaid tresses or flowing red locks you’ve always lusted after. But it certainly is not kind to your hair in the process. That’s probably a major understatement.

Split ends, breakage and lackluster hair. These are only some of the many, many issues you may have to deal with after you get your hair colored. Then there’s maintaining the color itself. Even if your hair is healthy and looks great, you have to make sure you keep up your aftercare regimen. Because who wants fried, dry and brittle locks? Not even a great dye job can hide that.

There is good news, however. The hair care world has heard your call for help. And they seriously delivered. From miracle masks to hair protectors, here are five things you need in your post-color arsenal if you plan to dye your hair.