Hair colouring can dramatically change the way you look. If you’re tired of your natural hair colour, consider getting highlights or go for a bold hair color you’ve never tried before like fiery red or platinum blonde.
Hair colouring treatments can be expensive though and without the proper aftercare, you could end up with dry and damaged hair. Don’t worry, though. There are ways for you to make the most out of your trip to the salon. Here are some tips for you to make your hair colouring treatment last longer:
Prep Your Hair
Get your hair ready before your scheduled hair colouring treatment by using a chelating shampoo.This particular hair product is used to remove any buildup of styling products in your scalp and hair. Use it on your hair a day or two before your hair dyeing session. Applying a deep conditioning mask weeks prior to changing your hair colour will also give your hair time to get moisturized and ready.
Protect Your Hair from the Sun
Aside from fading your hair colour, prolonged sun exposure can dry out your hair making it look dull and frizzy. Make sure you protect your hair using a hair protector with SPF when you stay outdoors for long periods of time. Consider buying a hair sunscreen with sunflower oil for extra moisturizing benefits and antioxidants. When swimming in the beach or pool, make sure to wear a swimming cap to prevent colour fading.
Minimize Heat Styling
You are gonna have to lessen the use of heat styling tools like hair blowers, curling irons and straightening irons after a hair colouring treatment. These items speed up colour fading and they could damage your hair especially if you use them right after the colouring treatment. It’s best to stay away from heat styling for the first week or so after dyeing your hair. If you must style, use a thermal protectant to prevent heat damage.
Lessen Shampooing and Washing
Regularly shampooing can fade your new colour and it could strip off the natural oils from your hair. Try to put off washing your hair for as long as you can. Salons usually advise customers to not wash their newly dyed hair for the next 24-48 hours. Another option is to look for a dry shampoo that you can use on your locks.
Install a Shower Filter
Hard water can speed up the colour fading process and they can also dry out your hair. Consider installing a shower filter to remove chlorine, minerals and other chemicals from your shower. Aside from shower filters, you should also make sure to wash your hair only with warm water and not scalding hot.
Use the Right Styling Products
There are hair styling products like hair gels, moisturizers, conditioners and shampoos made specifically for colour-treated hair. Aside from preventing colour fade, many of these products are formulated to bring out your new hair colour and keep your hair moisturized. Make sure you invest in these products so that you get the most out of your new hair colour.
Hair washing is probably one of the most basic of hair care routines. We know we are supposed to wash our hair regularly to remove dirt and oil and to prevent buildup from hair styling products. But what does “regularly” even mean? How often are we supposed to wash our hair?
First, we need to understand that washing our hair does not necessarily mean washing it with shampoo. Rinsing the hair with water alone does not affect the production of sebum, the hair’s natural oil, but shampoo could disrupt it.
So the right question that we should be asking is, “How often should I shampoo my hair?”
The truth is there is no magic number. The answer will depend on the following factors:
The three skin types are: super oily, super dry and balanced. If you notice your scalp is balanced or isn’t too dry or too oily, then you only need to wash your hair for about once or twice a week. If your scalp is super oily, then you will need to wash it every other day, perhaps even every day. People with oily scalp tend to experience itching and flaking if they go too long without shampooing so make sure to observe your hair when this happens. If your scalp is super dry, make sure to apply a moisturizing product like a conditioner.
Shampooing will also depend on how thick, smooth or fine your hair is. If you have fine hair, you may need to shampoo your hair once or twice every week because the fine strands allow sebum to spread faster. People with curly or coarse hair textures need to minimize shampooing because it usually takes longer for natural oils to moisturize all that hair.
How Often You Style
There are countless hair products out there that could let us achieve whatever look we want with our locks. Keep in mind, however, that constant styling may damage hair. It is best to give your hair time to breathe and just be natural. Styling your hair with intensive hair products and washing it with shampoo everyday could increase the chances of damage.
While there is no magic number, we can all agree on these three important reminders:
- Let the natural oils of your hair do their magic. So, let your hair rest from all the artificial styling and chemical products from time to time.
- Using shampoo daily could damage your hair especially if you style often or if it is already dry to begin with.
- Using chemical styling products often can increase the chances of damage. Minimize chemical treatments on your hair and if it’s possible, invest on natural and chemical-free hair products.
Your hair is one of your best accessories so make sure to take good care of it. Take time to observe and understand your hair type so you’ll know how often you should really shampoo. Last but not the least, make sure to only head to salons that understand your hair needs.
Your hair can be the best accessory to have so it pays to play around with the cut, style and even the colour. Whether it’s a completely new and bold hair colour or simply enhancing your current one, hair colouring treatments can do wonders to the way you look.
A new hair colour can accentuate your face and complement your naturally beautiful features. There’s a rainbow of hair colours that you can choose from so how do you decide which one is the best for you? Here are some tips you must keep in mind when picking a hair colouring treatment.
Find Out What Your Natural Hair Pigmentation Is
Dyeing your hair involves stripping the outer hair colour and exposing the natural underlying pigments of your hair. What colour does your hair turn to when it is exposed to the sun? This should give you an idea of what your natural hair pigment is. If you want your new hair colour to be as natural and long-lasting as possible, your natural hair pigment can give you an idea of what shades to pick. For instance, if your hair pigment is black then you can pick colors that are warmer and closer to that colour.
Look At Your Skin Tone
Your hair and your skin are great assets so make sure the two complement each other. People with light and fair skin tones will look great with warm hair colours like strawberry blonde, gold, honey and copper. On the other hand, deeper skin tones will look wonderful with dark shades like dark mocha and brown black. Here’s a neat tip: brown shades like dark chocolate, chestnut and mocha is flattering on most skin tones.
For more adventurous hair colors like pastel, you can let your imagination run wild but here are some tips to keep in mind: blue looks good on people with golden skin tones while saturated jewel tones like magenta and ruby complement tanned skin.
Consider Your Age
Your age is another important consideration when picking hair colours. The general rule of thumb is to pick softer hair colours as you age. Also keep in mind that colours on the extreme ends of the colour spectrum such as black and platinum blonde can look harsh on older people because they tend to bring out imperfections and wrinkles.
Find Your Celebrity Look-Alike
One of the quickest way to find out what hair colour looks best on you is to match yourself with a celebrity that looks like you. Which celebrity has the same skin colour and facial features as you? Google images of the said celebrity so you can get an idea of which hues look great on him or her. You can even show the image to your colorist on your next salon visit so you can achieve the look you want.
A new hair colour can instantly upgrade your current look. To get the best results from your hair colour transformation, make sure you only go to a professional.
Chroma Hair Studio has a team of academy-trained and award-winning master colourists. Contact us for more information about the hair colour you want to achieve.
Among the natural treatments of hair, oil is one of the most commonly used and effective remedy. No, it’s not the typical oil you use for cooking, but it also comes from plants.
Here are some of the oils you can easily find or already have at home that help you in your hair growing process.
- Castor Oil
This is one of the most famous oil which known to cure a lot of diseases in the hair, skin and health. When applied to hair, hits two bird with one stone thanks to omega-9 fatty acid. It stimulates the blood flow of hair follicles promoting hair growth and wellness, and also treats the scalp from itchiness and dandruff.
- Coconut Oil
Notice how a lot of people include coconut in their diet? In level with castor oil, coconut oil also has a lot of health benefits, one that include medicinal. It is a good source for medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that helps prevent loss of protein in hair while growing your hair strong and shiny.
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
Since the published research about pumpkin seed oil causing a reverse effect in alopecia, many are applying it in their regimen. However, in 2017, another experiment was published explaining that the pumpkin seed oil does not seem to live up to its claim. Although there were alteration in facts, researchers are put in a juxtaposition that aside from its hair health benefit, maybe it can help grow more hair.
- Tea Tree Oil
Its tenacity justifies its impression as it does not only help prevent/cure hair loss, but also treats scalp problems. Tea tree oil is an anti-microbial agent that removes dirt blocks from hair follicles while nourishing its roots.
- Jojoba Oil
Jojoba is a tree usually found in the southwestern states of the USA. It is similarly associated with sperm whale oil which has a lot of astounding properties. Discovered around 1940’s, Jejoba oil can be used for treating acne, healing wounds and preventing hair loss. It is also known to have a natural that can preserve itself for a long time without adding any preservatives.
- Taramira Oil
Known as Jamba in Hindi, Taramira oil is extracted from the leaves of Eruca Sativa seeds. It is said that some 2-3 hours of massaging your hair with Taramira oil twice a week will remove dandruff, lice and stress. By removing the factors that cause irritation of the scalp and hair follicles, it also prevents your hair from becoming bald.
- Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is widely known to be an ingredient for candies, dishes and cures. The oil it produced did not fall short on being packed with nutrients favorable to skin and hair care. Peppermint oil has properties that cleanses your hair follicle, eases skin irritation and pushes the hair back to anagen (the growing stage of hair). Add up the cooling effect of the menthol then you have an oil that soothes and relaxes your mind.
- Olive Oil
Every household must have this healthy oil in their kitchen. While it is known to be used for healthy frying, this oil is also known for its medicinal effects. It is internationally used as a carrier ingredient for other hair products. It lowers DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which is the common cause of hair loss, protects the hair from harmful dandruff and itching, and has omega-6 and 9 fatty acids that keeps the hair and scalp moisturised.