The 5 Essential Items That Will Give Colored Hair New Life

Browsing Pinterest and Instagram for hair inspiration is the honeymoon phase of coloring your hair. After the job is done, that’s when reality sets in. While hair dye can give you the mermaid tresses or flowing red locks you’ve always lusted after, it certainly is not kind to your hair in the process.

Split ends, breakage and lackluster hair are only some of the issues you may have to deal with after you get your hair colored — and 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. The good news: 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 if you plan to dye your hair.

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