How to Protect Your Coloured Hair?
Whether you have coloured your hair red, blue, black, brunette or platinum blonde, colour treated hair always requires extra care and attention if you want the colour to last long. Nothing is worse than spending a big amount at parlour to get new and trending hair colour and then having it disappear in a week due to less care of your mane. So, it is important to protect the colour before it starts to fade and for that, you would have to start right after you give your hair an enchanting colour.
Here are some tips we have gathered to help you to take care of your coloured hair and protect them from fading as well.
Shampoo your hair after 72 hours
When you colour your hair, your cuticle layer gets opened and makes it easy for the colour to infiltrate the hair locks. When you wash your hair right after the colour treatment, it can make your colour being washed down the drain as the cuticle layer could still be open. It takes at least 3 days for the cuticle layer to completely close. So, the longer you wait to wash your hair after colouring, the more strongly tour hair haft hold on to your colour and help it to last long.
Use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
Try to use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner after you colour your hair as sodium laureth sulphate, which finds in many personal care products that produce a foaming effect, is known to strip your natural oils and moisture. It becomes obvious that this ingredient in shampoo and conditioner also strip your new colour for your hair shaft. To keep your colour from fading, use a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner such as Tigi Catwalk Fashionista Violet Shampoo and Tigi Catwalk Fashionista Violet Conditioner.
Apply heat protectant spray
Heat is able to strip away your colour and hydration while leading to damaged and rough hair. If avoiding heat-styling tools is not an option for you then try applying a heat protectant spray before styling your hair with hot appliances. You can try Tigi Bed Head Beach Bound Protection Spray which not only maintains your colour but also protects your hair from humidity while making it silky smooth.
Avoid chlorine water
Chlorine is a chemical bleaching agent that is used to clean pools and is definitely able to strip your hair colour while you're enjoying swimming in the pool. If you can't avoid going in chlorine water, then either wear a cap to protect colour or apply a leave-in conditioner on your coloured hair. It will work as a barrier between your hair colour and chlorine and protect the maximum of it.
Get regular trims
Dead ends or split ends don't hold colour it makes hair look dull and damaged. So, it is necessary to get a trim regularly to get rid of these dead-ends in every 6 to 8 weeks and make your hair colour last longer.
Add dye to your conditioner
If you have given your hair some bright and vibrant colours like pink, purple, blue, green or red then you have a chance to re-dye your hair every time you wash it. All you have to do is to add your hair colour dye into your daily conditioner and wash your hair with it very often. Tigi Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner can help to make your hair colour fresh and new always if you add your dye into it.
Getting a hair colour might be easy as all you have do is to select a colour and pay for it but its maintenance takes a bit of effort and time of yours. Not anymore! Add the above-mentioned simple tips in your routine to protect your hair colour from fading.