Maintain Your Coloured Hair

Colouring your hair is very popular these days and gives you the ability to change how you look whenever you want. Whether you choose to go blonde, brunette, red, or even artificial colours, your hair will need a little extra attention if you want that colour to last. You don’t want to spend lots of money at the salon just to find the colour fading after only a week. We have gathered some tips and tricks to make sure your hair colour stays bright and lasts for a long time.

Shampoo 72 Hours after Colouring

The cuticle layer of your scalp is open when you colour your hair which makes it easier for the colour to penetrate the shaft of hair. If you wash your hair too soon after the colouring then the cuticle layer could still be open meaning the colour will easily wash out and leave your hair dull. The cuticle layer takes three days to fully close, so waiting for those three days before shampooing your hair can mean the pigment of colour will have soaked into the hair cuticle and will make the hair colour last longer in between colouring. Davines Nounou Shampoo is the perfect shampoo for bleached and dyed hair.

Sulphate Free Shampoo and Conditioner

Many hair care products have sodium laureth sulphate which is a type of anionic detergent. This is what makes the products foam when using them in your hair. Using products with sulphates in them can lead to the stripping of your hair of its natural oils and moisture which also leads to stripping of the colour. There is no use spending lots of money for your colour just to have it stripped away because you’re using the wrong shampoo. Using a sulphate free shampoo and conditioner can keep your colour from becoming dull. Products like De Lorenzo Defence Duo Pack can aid you in keeping your colour sharp and bright.

Adding Dye to Your Conditioner

If you choose to dye your hair an artificial colour like pink, purple, or blue — especially considering these colours are all the range at the moment — then you might want to consider adding a little bit of your dye to your conditioner. This will give a slight re-dye to your hair every time you wash it to keep it looking fresher for longer. Use Davines Nounou Conditioner to get nourishment your hair will need.

Cooler Water Temperature

Hot water on your hair is not so great, especially if you’ve got a colour on it. The hot water opens the cuticles of your hair which means the colour can easily wash out when shampooing or conditioning. Having a colder shower can prevent this from happening. Rinse your hair will cold water after you condition to seal the moisture from your conditioner while also preventing the colour from fading.

Use Dry Shampoo

Use colour-safe dry shampoos for the days when you don’t wash your hair. Along with this note, try not to wash your hair too often as this can dull your hair quickly. On the days when you don’t wash your hair use dry shampoo to keep your style fresh.