Got colour treated hair and wondering how to care for them until you can see a professional again? Well, guess what, you’re in luck ‘cause we’ve got some amazing hair care tips up our sleeves that will help protect your colour treated hair from damage and ensure your colour doesn’t fade faster. Take a look…
- Use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
- Wash your hair less frequently
- Protect with a leave-in conditioner
- Avoid using hot water
- Use a heat protectant without fail
Use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
Sulphate is a detergent-like substance that is commonly found in a lot of personal care products. This ingredient is what produces a lathering effect in your shampoos and conditioners. SLS is extremely drying and strips your hair and scalp of its natural moisture leading to the fading of hair colour. Therefore, always use a shampoo and conditioner that is free from sulphates such as the Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Aroma Blooming Colour Shampoo as it helps to reduce frizz and is absolutely safe for colour treated hair.
Wash your hair less frequently
Another bit of advice that you should definitely consider is to limit washing your hair to just two to three times a week. This is because every time you wash your hair you are not only stripping away the natural oils but causing your colour to fade off quicker. Instead, spritz a generous amount of the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Volumizing Dry shampoo with Matte Finish on your roots whenever your hair feels greasy or needs an instant pick-me-up.
Protect with a leave-in conditioner
Colour-treated hair tends to leave your strands super dry and frizzy, and therefore, needs a lot more hydration than virgin hair. But your usual conditioner won’t be enough; you need to use a leave-in conditioner to prevent the colour from fading or looking brassy. The TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner and Split End Mender is formulated with keratin to tame and control frizz and provide your strands all-around protection.
Avoid using hot water
Hot water opens the cuticles on your scalp, making the colour fade away faster when shampooing. Therefore, it is advisable to use lukewarm water when washing your hair as it helps to clean the hair and scalp better. But make sure to rinse your hair with cold after to seal the cuticles and prevent hair colour from fading faster.
Use a heat protectant without fail
One of the most common ways to further damage colour-treated hair is to directly apply heat on your hair. This dries out your strands, strips away the colour faster and leaves your hair more susceptible to breakage. To protect your hair from heat damage, always use a heat protectant spray such as the TRESemmé Protect Heat Defence Styling Spray before heat styling your hair. This product prevents the tools from stripping your hair of its colour and moisture and keeps them looking healthy for a longer period of time.