Colouring your hair is one of the easiest ways to switch up your look. That’s why it's no surprise that most of us have dyed our hair in various shades across the spectrum. Whether you've got a penchant for hot pink layered streaks or you're partial to mahogany highlights, coloured hair is big RN. The trouble, however, arises when it comes to taking care of your coloured tresses.
Taking care of coloured hair can be a mammoth of a task; if done poorly, it can lead to your hair colour fading faster than the blink of an eye to permanent hair damage that requires you to chop off your locks. We don't want things to get that bad, though. That's why we've compiled five tips that you can follow daily to take care of coloured hair. So read on…
- 01. Refrain from frequent washing
- 02. Pick the right products
- 03. Say no to sulphates
- 04. Nourishment is key
- 05. Stay away from heat
01. Refrain from frequent washing
You may be tempted to hit the shower right after your colour appointment, but in your quest for cleanliness, do not wash your hair! Wait for a day before washing your mane after a dye job, or else the colour will wash off too quickly. Also, spread out your washes in general since frequent washes can make the colour fade away faster than usual.
02. Pick the right products
Sure, your shampoo may do the job on non-coloured hair, but when it comes to tinged tresses, you need a pro that knows its way around 'em. The Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Shine Shampoo is fantastic for this. It’s formulated with moisturising murumuru butter, organic coconut oil, and ethically sourced Bulgarian roses that lend a vibrant sheen to coloured hair and keep the colour from fading faster. Plus, it has no parabens and silicone, making it a huge win for hair health!
03. Say no to sulphates
Sulphates strip the hair of its natural oils, and when it comes to coloured hair, the hair care-baddie can cause your colour to fade faster. To ensure that you've got a sulphate-free product in your arsenal, switch to the TRESemmé Pro Protect Sulphate Free Conditioner since it will make your colour last longer while moisturising your mane. Also, conditioning is super important for dyed hair, so make sure you never skip out on this one.
04. Nourishment is key
Coloured hair needs way more care than non-dyed tresses, and nourishment is super important. Invest in a hair mask like the Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask for Dry & Rough Hair since it will repair hair damage while refreshing, reviving and repairing your strands like no other. Use the keratin and moisture-charged formula a couple of times a week, and you will be good to go!
05. Stay away from heat
Heat tools are no one's friend, but if you've got tinged tresses, stay away from them at all costs. Stick to air-drying your hair or using heatless options to get the hairstyle of your choice since heat tools can dry out your hair and make them frizzy. If you absolutely have to heat dry your hair, always opt for a heat protectant. The one we've got our eyes on is the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray since it'll shield your hair from upto 450 degrees of heat and also keep them smooth and tangle-free.