Try These Post-Coloring DIY Treatments

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by Mary Wolff

Coloring your hair is a fun way to change things up. It is also a quick way to damage your hair and undo your hair care routine’s hard work. Many curlies who color would benefit from doing a simple post-color DIY treatment. After you color your hair, it can become a little drier than usual, especially if you color a lot. Try one of these post-color DIY treatment recipes to restore the health of your hair!

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1. Going Green Mask
Packed with healthy fats and nutrients such as vitamin E, avocado is a great way to fortify your strands against the damage often done by coloring hair. The olive oil is full of moisturizing properties for added softness. Simply mash the pulp of one avocado and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Feel free to blend it in a blender to get a more spreadable consistency. Apply to hair and place shower cap over your head. Rinse hair and wash as usual.

2. Simply Bananas Mask
This is one of the easiest post-color treatments for hair and only involves one ingredient! Bananas are loaded with potassium and vitamins that help keep hair strong. They also add a nice boost of moisture! For this recipe, simply mash or blend one ripe banana until it is smooth enough to spread. If you have long hair, you may need two bananas. If you find that the banana is not smooth enough for spreading, try adding some olive  oil to make it smoother. Apply to hair, coat strands thoroughly, put on a shower cap, and rinse after 30 minutes.

3. Oiled and Spoiled Mask
There is no denying the powerful impact coconut oil has on hair. It is full of healthy fats and moisture restoring emollients. It is known to leave strands soft and silky while giving your dry scalp thirst quenching hydration. For this recipe, combine the powers of coconut and olive oil perfect for colored hair that is dry and brittle. Take two parts coconut oil to one part olive oil and warm them up to room temperature. Colored hair needs to avoid anything too hot since it will rob you of the color faster. Room temperature oil will still work just fine. Rub the oil into your scalp and strands. Wait 30 minutes and then wash hair as usual.

4. Shower Beer 
Now, this one is for my curly girls who are over 21. Another simple one ingredient hair treatment for colored hair is beer. Beer is full of properties such as barley and hops that are reported make color last longer so it is a definite must-try for curlies who color. Also, shower beers are becoming a thing on their own. For this, simply take a beer in the shower. Drink some if you want. Pour the rest into your hair and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing out. Wash hair as usual.

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