Hair colour surely sounds fun but only women with coloured hair can truly understand the struggles! To add to this, there is so much misinformation about hair colour out there which can also be so confusing (what to do, what not to do?) Check out these hair colour care hacks from our experts! You’re welcome.
1. Solid Wash Regimen
While infrequent washing may sound dirty, it is the key to long lasting hair colour. Colour protectant shampoos and conditioners are more than a marketing gimmick! They are designed to retain the hair colour and add more volume plus moisture to your dry & damaged hair.
Hair colours do the silent damage. They can mess with your hair cuticles and make them highly porous. To undo the damage indulge in weekly or bi-week hair masks that focus on re-building lost protein and add moisture to your hair.
3. Chop Chop
Mama always told you to get rid of the dead ends, yeah, she was right! Colouring alters hair structure which leads to dryness and brittle ends, ultimately giving you split ends. And we all know split ends can travel up to your mid-length hair. Regular application of Shea butter for hydration and trimmings every six weeks can help you get healthier coloured hair.
4. Defend Your Hair
Yes, defend it from further damage by saying no to heat! Using blow-dryers and flat irons will only make your cuticles weaker and prone to hair fall. But you have the power to change all of that. Let your hair air dry after the wash and wear them in protective styles like braids and twists out.
5. Be Clingy With Deep Conditioning
You’re a good girl and you always use a leave-in to seal in the moisture, so why not take it a notch higher and opt for deep conditioning too? Deep conditioning with steam twice a month repairs the cuticles and protects your hair shaft. End result? Healthy hair which holds moisture better.
6. Hot Water Is Only Good For Your Diet
Although, we doubt if it actually even works for the diet but we are sure it doesn’t work for your coloured hair. Hot water tends to strip your hair off the moisture and what’s even worse is that it will open the cuticle and leech your colour. Cleanse your hair with lukewarm water and that will help you restore your hair’s health.