Colouring your hair is a great way to invent yourself and make a statement, but keeping your hair looking as shiny and vibrant as it did when you walked out of the salon takes a bit of work. Hair dyes can weaken the hair and leave it vulnerable to damage, not to mention colour fade. Coloured hair needs to be treated with a little more tender loving care. Here are our tips for a great hair care routine for coloured hair.
Hair care routine for coloured hair: products
Always use products formulated for colour treated hair
Getting a colour can sometimes leave hair dry, and specially formulated shampoos and conditioners will repair and nourish the hair. Healthier hair means that your colour won’t fade as fast, and it will stay vibrant and shiny for longer. We can advise you on the best products for your newly coloured hair, so you can look and feel fabulous for as long as possible.
Use a hair mask
Because colouring the hair can dry it out, it’s a good idea to use a deep conditioning hair mask once per week. Apply it to the hair, wrap your head in a towel, and sit back and let it work its magic.
Apply UV protection
Many of you will be thinking about going on holiday at this time of the year but remember to protect your tresses from the sun if you’ve just had a colour. We all know that UV rays damage the skin, but they also damage the hair, leaving it prone to split ends, breakage, frizz, and colour fade. You can buy a protective sun cream for your hair, or there are leave-in products that provide UV protection which you can apply before you hit the beach.
Hair care routine for coloured hair- general tips
Get a regular trim
Healthy hair equals longer lasting colour so get a trim every 6 weeks.
Make colour changes gradually
Each time you change your hair colour, more dyes are used to get the effect you want, and this can damage the hair. Damaged hair won’t absorb dye as well so you’re less likely to achieve your dream colour. Change your hair colour in stages; it will thank you.
Avoid swimming pools
If your hair has just been coloured, avoid swimming pools as the chlorine can cause hair damage, or even worse, it can warp your colour. If you must swim, try using a leave-in product to protect it.
Don’t wash your hair as often
If you wash your hair every day, your colour can fade faster because it lifts the outer cuticle layer. This can also happen if you wash your hair with very hot water. If you live in an area with hard water, you need to take extra care of your hair and not wash it too often because hard water leaves calcium, chlorine, and copper deposits on your hair and makes it look dull.
Turn down the heat
Using curling tongs, hair straighteners, and dryers often makes the hair more porous, and porous hair doesn’t hold colour so well. Try to let your hair dry naturally when you can, and if you must use heat stylers, use heat protections sprays, oils, or creams.
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