If you are the girl who colours her hair bright magenta on a whim, then this story is for you. Also, if you are that girl who’s taken the hair colouring plunge after months of contemplation and need to find out the best way to take care of your strands, then this article is for you too.
Whatever the reason for the colour though, everyone’s posed with the same dilemma; how do I make it last long, reaaaaaaally long. We won’t sugar coat this; taking care of coloured strands requires effort. But if you follow a proper hair care routine, believe us you won’t regret your mop of red hair.
Read on for a proper hair care routine for colour-treated hair that’s only going to leave your hair looking smooth, shiny and soft.
Step 01: Hair oil
No matter what people tell you, colouring your hair is going to make it drier, and in some cases, frizzy. Hence, indulging your locks in a hot oil massage the night before washing them is going to do you a world of good. Heat the oil a little bit and massage it onto your scalp using your fingers. This is a great way to nourish dehydrated coloured strands.
Step 02: Shampoo
Now it’s time to rinse out the oil. If you want your hair colour to last long, then we suggest you skip the daily shampoo. Wash your hair not more than twice or thrice a week using a gentle shampoo that’s specifically meant for coloured hair. You can use the TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo that is enriched with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to care for and protect your colour-treated hair.
Step 03: Condition
No hair wash routine is ever complete without a conditioner. This step will help nourish your strands, control frizz and prevent breakage. Post washing, coat your strands in a generous amount of the TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Conditioner. Infused with shea butter, it will not just protect the hair colour, but also keep your locks really soft and nourished.
Step 04: Hair mask
Although mostly ignored, hair masking is a really important step that anyone with colour treated hair needs to include in their weekly hair care routine. TIGI Bed Head Resurrection Mask for Chemically Damaged Hair Repair is perfect for you. It helps moisturise your strands, reduces frizz and intensely repairs dry, damaged hair.
Step 05: Serum
Now that your hair follicles have got their boost of nourishment and are squeaky clean, it is time to seal it all in with a hydrating and nourishing serum. The TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control And Straightening Serum helps fight humidity, control frizz and make your hair look silky smooth. A few drops on the lengths of your strands is more than enough.
Post this simple 5-step hair care routine, your hair will be ready to face the light of day, the nozzle of your blow dryer or your next colour appointment!
Written by Urvi Dalal on Oct 16, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!