It’s not always easy keeping your hair looking fresh and bouncy, especially if you’ve had it coloured. Perhaps you’ve noticed faded roots and lifeless ends and it’s starting to impact your self-confidence.
We also understand salon appointments can be expensive, so it’s worth learning a few healthy hair habits to keep your colour in beautiful condition. In this article, we’ll be discussing our top tips and tricks on how to extend the life of your hair colour.
Use the correct shampoo
If you’ve recently had your hair coloured, you must use a shampoo that is specifically designed for your hair type to keep your hair looking and feeling rejuvenated.
Shampoos all have different cleansing abilities, so you need to identify your hair’s specific needs so your shampoo can wash your hair thoroughly.
For instance, you might have an oily scalp. If so, avoid shampoos that are hydrating, smoothing or moisturising, as these tend to add too much moisture to your hair. Instead, invest in clarifying shampoos, or try double-shampooing every time you wash for a deep clean.
Wash your hair less
After a fresh colour, your hair is in an extremely delicate state. Many hair stylists will recommend waiting at least 48 hours before washing your hair.
Once you’ve had your new colour for a few days, it’s good to get into a routine of washing your hair around twice a week. If your hair starts to feel greasy during the interim, use dry shampoo to remove odours, absorb grease, and keep your hair feeling fresh throughout the day.
Try hair toner
Hair toner is excellent for balancing out your colour, eliminating those brassy hair tones, as well as softening and neutralising your locks.
It’s also great for adding pigment to any colour that has faded over time and gives a lovely boost in shine to your hair. Toner usually lasts between two-to-six weeks, depending on how often you wash your hair.
Use a deep conditioner
Consider adding a deep conditioner into your haircare routine and use this once a week. Hair masks contain super hydrating ingredients, such as coconut oil, argan oil and jojoba oil. These contribute to reducing any breakage and split ends, helping to restore damaged ends.
Some deep conditioners are made with shea butter and linseed extract, which help to smooth the cuticles of the hair and improve your hair’s overall health.