The Best Way to Care for Your Coloured Hair

14 October 20130 Comments

While colouring your hair may initially improve its texture and appearance, the chemicals in the products may dry hair out in the long run, leaving it prone to damage and breakage. If you colour treat your hair, there are some extra steps you can take to ensure your hair looks great all-year-round.

 

Work with an experienced stylist.

If you regularly colour your hair, it is crucial that you work with an experienced stylist who knows which products are safe for regular use. An experienced stylist will help you protect your hair and recommend the best treatment for you. Avoid working with a stylist who is overly zealous about colouring treatments. You may also want to see your stylist between colouring sessions or regular trims or touch-ups to keep hair looking and feeling health.

Keep your hair hydrated.

Coloured hair tends to be drier than untreated hair, as the chemicals in the dye can strip it of its natural oils. In order to keep the silky feel of well-conditioned hair, use a leave-in conditioner to keep it well-hydrated and vibrant. You may also want to use a conditioning mask once a week to really lock in the moisture and help repair damaged hair.

 

Use the right products.

You should use shampoos and conditioners that are specifically designed for coloured hair. These products are formulated to restore your hair and keep your colour looking true and vibrant. For the best results, ask your stylist which products are best for your hair. You should avoid anti-dandruff shampoos as they can speed up the colour fading process. If you regularly heat style your hair, invest in a heat protectant spray or crème to use prior to styling. This will help mitigate the damaging and drying effects.

 

Limit your use of heat stylers.

Reduce your use of heat styling tools such as straighteners and hairdryers and allow your hair to dry naturally as often as possible. These tools have a drying effect on hair which can fade the colour and render it brittle and dull. It's also a good idea to wash your hair in warm (not hot) water, as hot water has a similar drying effect to heat styling. 

 

Maintain proper nutrition for healthy, beautiful hair.

A healthy diet that includes essential fatty acids, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables will help support healthy hair. Experts also recommend drinking plenty of water to keep hair and skin hydrated and strong.

If you're worried that colouring has damaged your hair, contact us to set up a free consultation today. Our stylists are experts in safe colouring techniques and can help restore the beauty of your hair.


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