Five Top Tips to Care for Coloured Hair
Changing your hair colour can be a fantastic mood booster. Knowing you look your best gives you that extra sparkle to help you through the day. But how do you keep your colour looking as fresh as the day you left the hairdressers? Here’s a few good ideas to help keep your tresses vibrant.
Try and wash your hair a little less often than usual. Most people can maintain comfortable feeling hair with a wash every two or three days. Daily exposure to shampooing and rinsing will fade the colouring faster. If your find your roots get greasy, try using a dry shampoo.
Use shampoos and conditioners which are specifically designed for coloured hair. For blonde highlights, brands such as Kérastase Blond Absolu and Redken Colour Extend Blondage are great products to keep your tone bright. For brunettes, try Redken Brownlights.
Give your hair a break from heated styling tools such as dryers and straighteners as often as you can. Heat strips away colour and moisture from your hair. On days when you don’t have time to skip the hairdryer, use a heat protection spray first.
Once a week, use a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair smooth and healthy looking. For that salon treated sheen there are some brilliant products available, such as Kérastase Fusio-Dose, which can be individually prescribed by your stylist to match your hair colour and type.
Vitamins and minerals affect hair condition. Try and eat a balanced diet with plenty of citrus fruits, carrots, eggs, and salmon, which all contain vitamin C or biotin to keep your hair and scalp healthy. If none of these foods are your thing, you can always take a supplement!
These tips will help to keep your hair colour strong and rich. Also, don’t forget to book regular visits to your hairdresser to have those dead ends trimmed!