We all love that feeling of stepping out the hair salon with freshly styled locks and a amazing fresh new color. What’s not so good, is the damage that dyeing your hair often creates and how high maintenance it can be to keep up with. Split ends, brassiness and dryness are no strangers to us who often color-treat their hair.
But to prevent any faded colour or damage follow our favourite tips below.
Use colour specific products
To begin, one of the first products you should use is a shampoo and conditioner that’s specifically catered for coloured hair. It’s important that the hair products you use align with your hair’s needs, to ensure that washing and lathering up your hair is providing all the benefits it possibly can. Opt for an intensely moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that will bring lustre back into dyed hair that may be fading or feeling dull.
If your blonde hair needs a pick me up, purple shampoo is a miracle product for toning and brightening your color. Purple shampoo counteracts any yellow, orange or brassy tones that might occur in your hair over time.
Healthy Hair Habits
SHAMPOO LESS FREQUENTLY
If your colored hair struggles with brittle ends and dryness, one of the best ways to combat this is to shampoo less frequently. We recommend washing your hair two to three times a week at a maximum, because washing too often can strip the oil from your hair. Healthy oils are key to having healthy, shiny locks and nourishing dry, damaged ends.
GET REGULAR TRIMS
Getting regular trims is key. While it is impossible to undo split ends once they occur, we recommend getting your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks to ensure clean ends and healthy hair overall.
Those with coloured hair already have fragile ends, so regular heat styling can further add to this and is something that should be avoided. We suggest trying to find heatless styles that work for you. Leave your hair natural and limit heat styling to once or twice a week. But if you really can't stay away from the heat ALWAYS make sure you use a heat protection spray.
USE COLD WATER
For color treated hair stick to lukewarm or cool water temperatures in the shower. Scorching hot water strips dye out of the hair faster because it opens the surface of the the hair strand. A cold water rinse is a better option and also brings extra shine to the hair.