What is the Best Product for Color-Treated Hair? The Answer is in Your Shower

Color-treated hair is an endeavor and an investment in you. Taking the color-plunge can be wracked with uncertainty and mystery ranging from color choice to trust in your aesthetician. Anybody who’s had the urge to spice their hair up is familiar with the feeling, which begs the question: why after all that worry, work, time, and effort, would you not give your hair its best shot at maintaining that color? The care you take after you’ve color-treated your hair can make or break the longevity of that color. Read on to discover why your shower water might be your worst enemy, and why a filtered shower head is the best product for your color treated hair.

Understanding Color-Treated Hair

Color-treated or dyed hair requires tender care and attention to maintain its vibrancy and health. In reality, your dyed hair is a work of art, and like the priceless pieces in a museum, it deserves the best care it can get. One of the primary challenges of caring for color-treated hair is maintaining its color intensity. With each wash, there's a risk of fading, dulling those once vibrant shades. It's like watching a sunset slowly lose its glow. Another struggle is the damage that coloring treatments can inflict on your hair. Chemicals used in dyeing can strip away natural oils and weaken strands, leaving them brittle and prone to breakage. While it will certainly look incredible, it can have a long-lasting negative impact on your hair that will take a long time to grow out and replace. 

Importance of Proper Hair Care

Caring for normal hair can be a process in itself—caring for color-treated hair is a bit more intensive and delicate, requiring as much of your attention as you can give it. It might help to think of your dyed hair as a silk top—normal laundry detergent isn’t going to cut it. The same goes for your hair in that you simply must use color-safe shampoos, conditioners, and any other products that you normally use on your hair. Normal shampoos and products can quicken the pace at which your color loses its pop. But there is one color-destroying culprit that most people easily overlook or never even consider in the first place, and that is the quality of your shower water. It’s quite normal for people to filter their drinking water, as they don’t want any unknown substances working their way through their pipes and into their bodies. The same goes for your hair and skin, but because it doesn’t actually enter your body this way, it is frequently dismissed. The problem is, whether your hair is dyed or not, your shower water could be affecting your body in a number of ways.

How Shower Water Affects Hair Color

Your municipal water supply is more than likely host to a number of substances beyond the standard hydrogen and oxygen. Present in most tap water are hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium, as well as sanitation chemicals like chlorine—yeah, the same chlorine that gets dumped in swimming pools and leaves your skin feeling tight, like it's been stretched over your skeleton. All of these contaminants and more can negatively affect your hair in a handful of ways, but it goes double for color-treated hair that’s already become more delicate as a result of the dyeing process. These minerals and chemicals can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave your hair exposed to the elements, increasing the chance of dryness, frizziness, and breakage. They can also accelerate the rate at which your color begins to fade. When built up, these contaminants can actually begin to block products from working effectively in the future—this means that your shampoo, conditioner, and future dye jobs will have a harder time working properly.

What Makes a Product Best for Color-Treated Hair?

When searching for color-safe hair products, keep an eye out for three key things:

  1. pH Balance: Look for products with a pH-balanced formula. This helps to keep your hair's natural pH levels in check, preventing color fading and maintaining overall hair health.
  1. Sulfate-Free Formulas: Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Sulfates can strip away natural oils and color from your hair, leading to premature fading and dryness.
  1. Nourishing Ingredients: Seek out products enriched with nourishing ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, or keratin. These ingredients help to hydrate and strengthen your hair, keeping it soft, smooth, and vibrant.

By choosing color-safe products with these qualities, you can ensure your colored hair stays looking fabulous for longer.

Introducing the Jolie Filtered Showerhead

While all of the above-mentioned features of color-safe products are massively beneficial for maintaining your color, the idea is somewhat canceled out if the products aren’t able to penetrate and apply properly. Like we said, the contaminants in your shower water are building up on your hair and scalp, as well as around your follicles, stifling oil production and choking the life and moisture out of your hair. That’s where the Jolie Filtered Showerhead comes in—a sleek, sexy showerhead that eliminates not only hard water minerals and other dissolved solids, but chlorine and chemicals as well with a proprietary blend of filtration mediums. By purifying your shower and removing the hidden substances that are affecting your water quality, you allow your hair and scalp to begin regulating again, and, in turn, allow your carefully selected (and often expensive) care products their best shot at working the way they should. All of these benefits will help your hair stay strong, healthy, and dyed for longer.

Expert Opinions: Haircare Specialists' Insights

The Jolie Filtered Showerhead is not a snake oil remedy sold out of the jacket of a shadowy figure on a street corner—it is scientifically proven to work, and shown to improve hair and scalp health. In a robust 12-week study involving numerous participants, 81% saw their in-shower hair shedding rates noticeably reduced simply by switching to a Jolie Filtered Showerhead. Of these, the noticed decrease in hair shedding hit a stunning average of a 46% reduction in hair shedding. Nearly one-third of all participants saw a reduction greater than 50%! This means that the Jolie Filtered Showerhead not only works, but your shower water is indeed more harmful than you may have considered. It’s no secret that you care about your beauty, so start from the bottom and eliminate your number one enemy—foreign substances in your water. 

Elevate Your Colored Haircare Routine with Jolie

The Jolie Filtered Showerhead is designed to reduce shower water contaminants, such as harsh minerals and chlorine, which can strip color from dyed hair. By filtering out these damaging elements, the Jolie Showerhead helps maintain the vibrancy of colored hair for longer periods of time compared to non-filtered showerheads. This means your hair stays looking radiant and vibrant, preserving your chosen color for weeks to come. You are already investing time and money in hair care products, as well as time, money and effort in selecting your color and aesthetician. What is the point if your hair is already falling behind? Invest in a Jolie Filtered Showerhead today and watch your skin and hair transform.

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