Your colour is an investment you want to last. Whether you’re a fan of the natural look, silver hair dye or you love a bold new colour trend, it's important to know exactly how to take care of dyed hair. So if you have just dyed your hair and thrilled with your new 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 dying 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. The TRESemmé Colour Shineplex shampoo & conditioner is perfect for helping you 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 Day 2 Fresh & Clean foaming dry shampoo designed to instantly refresh locks, giving you that freshly-washed feeling without the tell-tale white residue.
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 dying 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 autumn and winter), but hot water helps to open up the hair cuticle, which can cause colour to run. To prevent colour from 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 get out of the pool to wash away residue.
There's nothing sadder than watching coloured hair fade away. Luckily, now that 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!