How to Take Care of Colour-Treated Hair

How to Take Care of Colour-Treated Hair Although manufacturers are constantly improving hair dye formulations, permanent hair dyes still damage the hair to some extent. Colour-treated hair needs special care that will alleviate the damage caused by bleaching and dyeing, as well as keep hair colour from fading too soon. Here are a few tips for taking care of colour-treated hair.

Protect Your Hair from High Temperatures

High temperatures open the cuticle and destroy pigment inside the hair shafts. In addition, they strip the hair of moisture, making it dry and brittle. To protect your hair and make its colour last longer, you should wash it with warm or lukewarm water instead of hot water, as well as avoid blow-drying and heat styling. If you absolutely need to expose your hair to high temperatures, you should use heat protection products to reduce damage.

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Buy a Sulphate-Free Shampoo for Colour-Treated Hair

A lot of commercial shampoos are formulated with sulphates, such as sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, or ammonium lauryl sulphate. Sulphates are inexpensive and effective surfactants with a good foaming and cleansing ability. The problem with them is that sulphates open the hair cuticle and wash away the pigment, making hair colour fade faster. If you dye your hair, you should buy a gentle, sulphate-free shampoo and wash your hair less often than your normally would.

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Revise Your Hair Care Routine

Shampoo isn’t the only thing you may need to change about your hair care regimen if you want your colour-treated hair to look amazing. For example, if you have thick and coarse hair, you can try co-washing (conditioner-only washing) or reverse hair washing to keep the cuticle closed. If dyeing has made your hair dry and lifeless, invest in moisturising hair products that are labelled as colour-safe.

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Invest in Hair Repair Products

Like we’ve already mentioned, all permanent hair dyes cause a certain extent of damage to the hair. To repair your hair and restore its healthy shine, you should buy products that are specifically designed for damaged and colour-treated hair. They usually contain proteins that repair damaged hair structure and oils that nourish the hair and help to lock in moisture.

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