7. Use the Gentlest Hair Color Products
Your client may need to take a break from lightening and coloring their relaxed hair if it’s over processed. But that doesn’t mean they have to live with the dullness that often goes hand-in-hand with damage. Instead, introduce them to the Color Fresh Mask; a zero damage, tinted treatment that subtly refreshes their shade. It comes in 13 hues – from naturals to bolds to pastels – to kick brassiness and enliven locks.
So, whether they want to remove orange undertones with Pearl Blonde, boost a brunette with Chocolate Touch or enhance blonde highlights with Golden Gloss, this color-depositing mask delivers, complete with a dose of nourishment. To use it at home, they should simply:
- Wash hair with their favorite shampoo.
- Blot hair dry with a towel.
- Apply their chosen shade of the Color Fresh Mask.
- Let it absorb for 10 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly and style as usual.
Meanwhile, in the salon, you can mix up a Shinefinity Color Glaze for their damaged relaxed hair. It enhances with a veil of translucent color that’s zero damage, zero lift and zero ammonia. The wide array of intermixable shades makes it possible to achieve their dream hue, whether they’ve craving a rich espresso brunette, a creamy bronde (brown blonde) or a shot of chocolate cherry.
8. Sleep with Silk Pillowcases and Hair Wraps
At the very least, your client should be sleeping on a silk pillowcase to care for their relaxed hair. It sounds luxurious – and we guess it kind of is – but it’s also necessary to reduce stress through breakage-prone strands. Cotton can rough up the hair cuticle, but silk will allow strands to lie friction-free. Plus, silk is less absorbent, so it won’t pull moisture out of the hair while they sleep. If your client prefers to wrap their hair, they should make sure their headscarf is crafted from silk or satin too. The same goes for scrunchies and hair ties. Only the softest, silkiest hair accessories will do.
9. Trim Away Broken Ends
Breakage typically starts from the fragile tips and moves its way up the hair shaft, so it’s the ends where most of your client’s damage will be visible. The good news is, that means there’s an easy fix that instantly makes relaxed hair look healthier: trimming it off. You can take away the worst of the breakage with a simple cut. How much you need to take off depends on just how split the ends of hair are, but even an inch or two can make the hair look fuller and tidier, instantly.
Looking for more ways to help your client care for their hair? Discover our complete collection of Hair Care Guides, featuring tips for every type and concern.
* When using ULTIMATE REPAIR Miracle Hair Rescue.
** When using ULTIMATE REPAIR Miracle Hair Rescue. Instrumental test versus non-conditioning shampoo.