Natural Hair | Wash Day Routine for Healthy Color Treated Hair


Hair colours excite us all. Be it a change as small as adding a tinge of brown or going crazy with shades like blues and purples. We all love colouring our hair but the thought of damaging our manes for the beauty of it never seems worth the task. Bringing to you, tips and remedies that you can follow to protect your hair from damage whilst nourishing and moisturising it, just read on to know…

Natural Hair | Wash Day Routine for Healthy Color Treated Hair
Natural Hair | Wash Day Routine for Healthy Color Treated Hair


Tips For Colour-Treated Hair

Colour treated hair needs special care and it surely deserves it too. Here are some tips which when followed, will help in keeping the colour locked in and will also make your hair healthy.

Deep Conditioning Mask

A deep conditioner is a must even if you have not coloured your hair. It helps in restoring nourishment and also helps in moisturizing the scalp. However, when you have colour treated hair, a deep conditioner will take you a long way. Using bleach on the hair strips off its natural moisture and thus, using this will help in bringing it back.

Avocado, Banana And Olive Oil Mask

Things you will need:

 Ripe Avocado  1/2
 Banana(Ripe)  1
 Olive oil  1 tbsp


  1. Take a bowl and begin by scooping 1 avocado in it.
  2. Use a spoon to mash it well in order to get a paste.
  3. Take 1 banana and mash that in this puree as well.
  4. Add in 1 tbsp of olive oil and mix all the ingredients really well.
  5. Apply this mask onto your hair as well as the scalp.
  6. Make sure you cover the entire scalp as well as the tip of your hair.
  7. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave the mix on for about 1 hour.
  8. Rinse it off using a mild sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and follow up with a leave-in one.

Use this mask once every week without fail to ensure uninterrupted nourishment of the hair.

Avocado, Banana and olive oil, all have fatty acids which provide the hair abundance of nutrients. It helps in making the hair smooth and soft while locking the goodness in.

DIY Sulphate-free Shampoo

The first thing to note when it comes to shampoo is that you will have to lower the usage as it can strip the colour of your strands. Also, using a sulphate shampoo is a strict no-no. It helps in detaching the impurities from strands but in this case, it will detach the pigments as well. The best way to go about this is opting for homemade shampoo. Here is a recipe for one…

Hibiscus Flower and Coconut Oil Shampoo

Things you will need:

 Hibiscus Flowers  3 tbsp
 Alkanet Root  3 tbsp
 Boiling water  3 cups
 Castile Soap  1/2 Cup
 Coconut oil  1 tbsp
 Hempseed Oil  1 tbsp
 Avocado Oil  2 Tsp
 Lavender Oil  12 drops


  1. Take a bowl and infuse the flowers, the oils and the essential oils in it and heat it to bring it to boil.
  2. Boil it till it turns half than its original quantity.
  3. Allow this mix to cool and transfer it into a bottle.
  4. Close the lid and shake well.
  5. Wet your hair, take some of this shampoo on your palm and apply it onto your hair.
  6. Massage well and rinse it off using cold water.
  7. Don’t use hot water as it tends to make the hair fade faster.

Use this shampoo once in a week. Don’t wash your hair more than once in a week.


Leave-ins are great for colour treated hair as they help in sealing in the goodness while keeping the colour intact. Hair colouring can damage strands, and using a leave-in ensures they stay strong. This will also help in making your hair colour appear vibrant and shiny. Using just a dime size of this goes a long way.

Oils Leave-in treatment

Things you will need:

 Jojoba Oil  5 oz
 Almond Oil  5 oz
 Glycerin  1 oz
 Rosemary Essential Oil  15 drops


  1. Take a spray bottle and add all the ingredients in it.
  2. Close the lid and shake well in order to mix them well.
  3. Now, add water to this solution, close the lid and give it a nice shake again.
  4. Spray this whenever you are done shampooing your hair.
  5. Do this possibly on damp hair.

Use this, without a fail, everytime you shampoo your hair.

Dry Shampoo

Shampooing a lot while you have got your hair coloured is the most incorrect idea. It will not only make your hair even rougher but also strip the hair colour faster. For days when your scalp and hair feel oily but you don’t want to wash your hair cause you want to protect the colour in, there is dry shampoo. Use this remedy to say goodbye to oiliness whilst keeping the color of your strands intact.

Arrowroot and Cacao

Things you will need:

 Arrowroot Powder  3 tbsp
 Cacao Powder  1 Tsp
 Lavender Oil  4 drops


  1. Take a bowl and begin by mixing 3 tbsp of arrowroot, 1 Tsp of Cacao Powder and 4 drops of lavender essential oil in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well and transfer it into a container.
  3. Dip your makeup brush into this mix and dab it onto your the scalp.
  4. Now, once you have covered the entire scalp, using your fingers massage it in. This will soak up the oil.

Use this once or twice per week as per your scalp type.

Heat Protection Treatment

Colour treated hair need extra protection when it comes to using styling appliances. Their heat can fade the hair colour. The worry increases when you have got a colouring done, which is light or from the pastel family. Even otherwise, doing a heat protecting treatment before and after using the styling tools is always a safer way to go. Here is a remedy which uses natural ingredients to protect the hair colour as well as the hair from heat.

Coconut Oil, Conditioner And Almond Oil

Things you will need:

 Coconut oil  7-8 drops
 Conditioner  1 small pump
 Water  250 ml
 Almond oil  7-8 drops


  1. Take a spray bottle, add 7-8 drops of coconut oil, a dime size of conditioner, 250 ml of water and 7-8 drops of almond oil in it.
  2. Close the lid and shake well in order to mix all the ingredients.
  3. All you have to do is spray this mixture onto your hair and let it sit in for 5 minutes.

Use this mix whenever you are planning to use styling tools on your hair.

This hairspray works as a locking element of moisture. It also cumilatively helps in preventing heat from doing damage to the hair. Apart from that it adds a shine and a smootheness to the hair.

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink

Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
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