I colored my hair last weekend, I usually do it myself and just get something off the shelf. I don't color frequently, but the gray was getting a little too noticeable for my taste!
One thing I have found is that you really have to moisturize really well after coloring. I saw a post on facebook about a coconut oil hair treatment. I got out my fantastic google abilities and started reading about it. I decided that it wouldn't be hard to do, so why not give it a try.
COCONUT OIL HAIR TREATMENT:
You will need:
a jar of coconut oil ( I used extra virgin, cold pressed)
How to do it:
Take a handful of coconut oil ( depending on the length of your hair more/less) and work it through your hair, paying special attention to the ends and areas that need more moisture. Don't worry if your oil has hardened, it will melt as you work it with your hands.
Once you have your hair saturated, put it up in a clip (if it is long enough to require this) and put on the shower cap. Yes, you will be stylish, but luckily you don't have to go anywhere for a while!
You have a couple of options at this point. You can wait 30 minutes or you can use a hair dryer to heat the hair for 15 mins. Either one will work, just depends on how much time you have.
When your time is up, hop in the shower and wash your hair. You will have to shampoo twice to be sure to get all the oil out. Be sure to use a healthy shampoo. You want to avoid parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium laureth sulfate is ok. It is a mild detergent, but you do want to avoid the sodium lauryl sulfate. It will strip the hair and damage the cuticle.
Then you will just style as usual, but your hair will be shiny and super soft! I wish I had taken a photo of my hair right after. It looked pretty.
I'm thinking I'll do this treatment a couple of times a month!
If you try it, let me know what you think!