Ladies, your favourite hair colourist has more to offer than just chunky highlights or chic balayage; you’ve just gotta be open to experimenting and ask them the right questions! And the latest hair trend to hit up a chat with your hairstylist about is hair tinting — a subtle hint of colour that can liven even the most boring looking hair. We are sure you have already spotted the cherry blossom pinks, silky chocolate and ash-blonde tresses on your feed, but you would be surprised to know that those soft pastels are not actually hair dyes, but hair tints!

The reason why we are talking about hair tints now is that A) they are trendy and B) they are a great way to freshen up the base colour that you have been sporting during the quarantine. Yep, hair tints are semi-permanent in nature and work as a sheer and glossy tint sitting on top of your hair (not penetrating it) to give it a lovely transparent sheen.

 

Everything you need to know about hair tints

Everything you need to know about hair tints

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So, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to switch things up (in the hair department), we recommend you book your hair tinting appointment today. However, since tints are semi-permanent and fade faster, they can last for about 4-5 weeks if cared for properly and you need a good colour-care routine to maintain it. Here are some tips to help you maintain your cool new tint:

  1. Use a colour protection shampoo - Switch to a colour-protecting shampoo that is gentle on your hair and will cleanse it without stripping off the colour. We love the potent formula of the TIGI Copyright Custom Care Repair Shampoo. It’s infused with a blend of keratin, lipids and coconut oil to protect your hair against external aggressors and make it more manageable and vibrant. Follow up with the TIGI Copyright Custom Care Repair Conditioner for healthy-looking hair that is so soft to touch.

  2. Oil up - If you usually do not oil your hair, we suggest you start doing it after getting a colour. Lightweight and non-greasy hair oils help reverse damage caused by the colouring process and reinforce broken hair bonds to make the colour stay on longer. Give yourself a regular champi with the Clinic Plus Non-Sticky Nourishing Hair Oil before shampooing to keep your colour looking glossy after every wash. 

  3. Protect your mane from the heat - Heat is the worst enemy of hair colour. Whether you are washing with hot water or are just an outdoorsy girl who likes to be in the sun, protect that colour from the heat. Spritz your hair with the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray every time use a heat styling tool or have a day out planned!