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How to take care of dyed hair


Your colour is an investment you want to last. Whether you’re a fan of the natural look or you love a bold new colour trend, it's important to know exactly how to take care of dyed hair. So if you’re fresh from the salon and thrilled with your look, try these top tips for keeping those coloured locks looking healthy and happy.

1. Go for a colour-friendly shampoo

Like any chemical process, it's true that dyeing damages hair – which means it requires extra care! Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for colour-treated hair to help replenish moisture and prevent dulling. TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner system is perfect for helping to protect your tresses, keeping colour vibrant and long-lasting.

2. Don’t over wash

Everyday washing can eventually cause colour to fade, so try to cut down on daily shampoos to help keep your colour looking fresh. Instead of washing your hair every day, opt for a dry shampoo in between washes – like TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo – to absorb grease and keep hair looking fresh.

3: Moisturise!

Dyed hair gets thirsty, so the key is to keep as much moisture in your locks as possible. Deep conditioning products, like masks, are great for helping hair fight back against the damage dyeing causes by keeping it nourished and adding moisture. 

4: Protect from the heat

Hair dryers and flat irons might be must-have styling tools, but they can take their toll on colour. Limit the damage they cause by using heat protectant products, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray, to help guard against excessive heat and high temperatures. They'll help your coloured hair stay moisturised and shiny, whatever your preferred heat styling tool.

5: Cool down

It might be tempting to opt for a hot shower (especially in fall and winter), but hot water helps to open up the hair cuticle, which can cause colour to run. To avoid colour fading, turn down the temperature and rinse your hair in lukewarm water.

6: Pool safety

Going swimming? Here's a great tip: rinse your hair in the shower or one of those rinse-off stations before jumping in the pool or ocean. Wet hair absorbs less chlorine and salt water than dry hair, both of which can cause damage to coloured locks. Then rinse your tresses with clean water as soon as you out of the pool to wash away residue.

There's nothing sadder than watching coloured hair fade away. Luckily, now you know how to take care of coloured hair, you don't have to. Here's to locks that look as rich and vibrant as the day you came out of the salon!