The first few days after getting your hair coloured are the best - your tresses look perfect and your selfies bomb. But then once the colour starts to fade you feel heartbroken, after all, you’ve spent time, money and several hours of planning to get that beautiful shade.
However, tweaking a few of your daily habits can prevent your colour from fading quickly. Don’t know where to start? Fret not! We’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve listed four things that you should avoid in order to prevent your hair colour from fading too quickly.
- 01. Don’t wash your hair too often
- 02. Avoid harsh shampoos
- 03. Stay away from chlorinated water
- 04. Use heat protection
01. Don’t wash your hair too often
Excessive washing is the number one reason for premature colour fading. Unlike your body, your hair does not require daily cleaning. Therefore, avoid washing your hair daily; do it every alternate day or thrice a week depending on how oily your scalp gets. You can also turn to dry shampoo to get rid of the greasiness. The TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo absorbs all the oil to give your hair a clean and matte feel.
02. Avoid harsh shampoos
While washing your hair, avoid using shampoos that contain harsh chemicals like parabens and dyes. Use a gentle formula such as the Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo. It is safe for colour treated hair, controls frizz and nourishes the hair from root to tip.
03. Stay away from chlorinated water
Summer = swimming pools. Period. However, while you enjoy your swim, your hair game takes a huge hit thanks to the chlorine in pool water. Why, you ask? Well, human hair is absorbent in nature and when coloured hair comes in contact with chlorinated water it is a recipe for disaster. If you do decide to go swimming, don’t let the water dry in your hair, rinse your hair with clean water as soon as you step out of the pool.
04. Use heat protection
The heat from hair styling tools can fade your hair colour sooner than you would like. Therefore, minimise the use and always, I repeat, always use a heat protection spray such as the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray before using any type of heat styling tool on your hair.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Mar 25, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.