Hair Care For Dyed Hair

  • 14 Jul - 20 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Whether you hair is dyed in platinum blonde, brunette, black or red, the colour treated tresses always require some extra attention for the dye to last longer. Nothing is worse than spending big bucks at the salon for the newest trending colour and then having it fade after a week following the lack of maintenance they get. With proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your colour-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant. Here are a few tips and tricks for you to follow!

Shampoo your hair 72 hrs after colouring

When colouring the hair, your cuticle layer is opened, making it easy for the colour to penetrate in the hair shaft. When you wash your hair too soon, the cuticle layer could still be open which then leads to your colour being washed down the drain. It takes up to three days for the cuticle layer to fully close, so the longer you wait to shampoo your hair after you colour your hair, the more time the colour pigment will have to soak into the cuticle – which will help your colour last longer in between salon visits.

Turn down water temperature when shampooing

When washing hair with hot water, your hair’s cuticle is opened, allowing your colour to wash out while shampooing and conditioning. To prevent seeing all of your colour go down the drain, try shampooing with slightly warm water and then rinse with cold water after conditioning. The warm water will allow the shampoo and conditioner to penetrate and cleanse, while the cold water will help seal in the moisture from your conditioner while preventing colour from fading by sealing the hair’s cuticle.

Wash your hair less often

Washing your hair every day is something you want to avoid if you want your hair colour last longer. Not only you are washing away the natural oils that moisturise and keep your hair colour looking fresh, you also wash away a little bit of your hair dye every time you take a bath. Try washing your hair every other day or even 2-3 times a week with a colour-safe dry shampoo to keep your colour locked.

Keep up with trims

Dead ends won’t hold colour and will fade even faster, so make sure you are cutting off those dead ends every 6-8 weeks so your colour looks fresh from root to tips!

Condition after shampooing

Conditioned hair will help your colour look shinier and more even. Even if you have fine hair, condition the tips, which is the most damaged part of your hair.