When you’ve just had your hair coloured, it can transform your whole look, giving you a pick me up with a gorgeous new shade. However, over time, the tone may start to dull, or the colour becomes less vibrant, especially with semi-permanent dyes. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can do to make your hair colour last longer.
Choose Your Shampoo Wisely
The key to maintaining your hair colour is to use the right products. Those which contain a high-quality toner will help keep your hair colour fresh between salon visits. Choose a shampoo which is suitable for the shade of dye used, and be careful about how often you wash your hair. Take a look at the chemicals used in the products you use as ingredients such as sulphates can strip your locks of their natural oils, causing more shedding to occur.
Condition Your Hair Well
Well-conditioned hair will last longer, so if you often skip this part when you wash your tresses, it’s time to start using colour protect products. Ask your hairdresser if they have any professional products in stock which can help to enhance your colour.
Be Careful when Using Heat
Any type of heat can cause your hair colour to fade quicker, so use protection sprays when you’re using tools such as straighteners and hair dryers. The higher temperatures cause cuticles to open more, releasing more colour. This goes for the temperature of water you use in the shower too, so it’s time to give those hot and steamy showers a break. It’s better for hair to limit how much you use extreme heat on your locks anyway, so this is the perfect time to give your routine an overhaul.
Protect Your Hair
Do you love activities such as swimming or sunbathing? Think about anything you do which could be damaging your hair and affecting your hair colour. You may want to consider protecting your locks better. This could be something as simple as using a hair protector containing SPF or wearing a shower cap in the pool.
Prepare Before You Dye
You don’t just have to care for your hair after you’ve had it coloured. The better condition your hair is in, the better it will retain the colour. For example, if you know you have a salon visit coming up soon, use a clarifying shampoo to make sure any build-up of products is stripped away. Consider a deep conditioning mask treatment for some extra hydration, keeping your locks moisturised. Try to do this once a week after your hair has been coloured to stop it becoming dry and porous thanks to the dyes used.
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