Everything you need to know, in just four steps.

By Omenaa Boakye
Feb 08, 2021 @ 8:00 am
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How to Regrow Healthy Natural Hair After It’s Been Colored
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If you've ever colored your hair, you may have reached a crossroad where you decided you no longer wanted to be a redhead, or you're over the blonde hair you once loved.

Then the next though to pop into your head might be, 'How can I grow out this color without breakage?' Well, the truth is, in order to retain length and health while growing out your last color session, it's important to have a regular maintenance and treatment plan in place.

Here, we asked Brendnetta Ashley, hairstylist and artistic educator at The Salon by InStyle Inside JCPenney, to share a few tips on promoting healthy hair for new growth.

All of her expert tips in four easy steps, ahead.

Trim Your Ends

By regularly trimming your hair, you are essentially getting rid of some of the damage that your hair can experience through day-to-day activities.

"Frequent trims with your stylist will remove any split ends so your hair can grow," says Ashley.

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Put Down the Hot Tools

Heat stylers can be harsh on color-treated hair and can lead to breakage and split ends.

"When growing out your hair, it is best to style it in ways that don't require heat," says Ashley. "Great style options include two-strand twists or bantu knots. If you are wearing wash-and-go styles be sure your hair is properly set. Genedor Beauty Swirl Curls Gel Styler is perfect for this. It will define your curls and seal them with moisture."

Genedor Beauty Swirl Curls Gel Styler Hair Gel
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Deep Condition

Coloring your hair can take a toll on your curls and sometimes alters the hair strand's structure. Regularly deep conditioning contributes to reducing breakage and split ends, and also improves your hair's health.

"Deep condition your hair at least twice a month," says Ashley. "Deep conditioning ensures your curls are getting the proper amount of protein and moisturizer."

Have a Nighttime Routine

"Make sure you sleep with a silk head bonnet like Grace Eleyae Black Adjustable Slap Satin Lined Cap Sleep Caps, or a silk pillowcase," says Ashley. "This will ensure your hair maintains moisture and is not dried out by a cotton pillowcase."

Wearing a silk or satin bonnet to bed also helps to prevent friction, which can cause breakage.

satin-lined cap
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To shop: $18; jcpenney.com