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.