Enthusiasts of bright hair colour understand that dye fading is inevitable, eventually, you have to go to the salon and top up the colour. But still, anyone who loves dying their hair bright colours wants the colour to remain as vibrant as possible before their next visit to the salon. Teal, magenta, lime, lemon, and red, no matter which colour you choose, coloured hair needs extra care and maintenance for it to endure and remain fresh for a considerable amount of time. In this article, we’re going to discuss tips that can help you keep your coloured hair vibrant and sharp for as long as possible. These maintenance tips will save you frequent trips to the salon to recolour your hair.
Pre-lightening your hair is not a must when changing your hair colour, but to get the brightest and most enduring results possible, you can pre-lighten your hair to make the new colour sit better and last longer.
When it comes to washing and coloured hair, the principle is simple; the more you wash the quicker the colour will lose its brightness and fade. Does this mean you shouldn’t wash your coloured hair? No, that would be unhygienic. It means you need to adopt new methods and systems of washing that is different from when your hair wasn’t coloured:
Take a break from your everyday washing routine and wash maybe two or three times a week to preserve your vibrant hair colour.
Washing your hair with hot water is an express route to washing off your newly acquired colour hue. The water doesn’t have to be icy cold, but not hot, slightly warm water will do great.
This one is for people who love swimming. The Chlorine in most pools can change the colour of your hair and make it fade faster. We would say avoid the pool, but if you have to, properly prepare your hair and apply a layer of conditioner to protect it from chemical damage.
When your hair is coloured, it is important to watch the shampoo you use and the way you shampoo your hair to avoid washing off the colour. It is important to avoid shampoos packed with chemicals as they can strip your hair of its new vibrant hue. For example, if you’re using our Fermented Rice Water Shampoo Bar, lather up the bar in your hands or with a foaming net and use the foam to clean your hair. Do not rub the bar directly on your hair.
If washing your hair daily is a habit you’re finding hard to break after colouring your hair, you can just skip the shampooing and go straight to conditioning on the days you won’t be washing your hair. The oils and hydrating ingredients inside a good conditioner are great for your coloured hair and will help the colour stay longer on your hair.
Heat is damaging to your hair, this is a universally accepted truth. But heat is even more damaging to the vibrancy of your newly acquired colour. To keep your colour longer and keep it bright and vibrant, reduce the exposure of your hair to heat as much as possible. A good way to reduce heat exposure is to air-dry your hair instead of using a blow dryer.
The fewer chemicals you expose your coloured hair to, the longer you maintain the vibrancy and brightness of your colour. A good idea is to stick to shampooing and conditioning and avoid any other products that can introduce chemicals that will strip your hair of its new colour.
What you eat greatly affects the health of your hair. Eating a balanced diet with all the nutrients that are needed for healthy hair growth (protein, vitamins A, C, D, and E) will keep your hair in great condition and make the new colour sit well and last longer.
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