Lockdown has forced many of us to adapt and get creative. One of the many ways that people have chosen to do this is by experimenting with hair colouring kits. Pick n Pay reported a 92% increase in hair colouring kit sales during the lockdown, so it’s quite evident that hair colouring is a trend that many people across the country are following.
While we support the trend wholeheartedly, we want to make sure that people know how to ensure their hair colours last, and that’s why we’ve put together these tips to help people prolong it.
Here’s what you need to do:
Avoid washing your hair with hot water
We know how amazing a hot shower can feel on your skin, but hot water isn’t that great on hair that’s been dyed. If you wash your hair with hot water, your hair’s cuticles are opened and that allows your colour to wash out while you’re shampooing and conditioning your hair. To avoid that, opt for a lukewarm wash using shampoo for colour treated hair and rinse your hair with cold water after using a deep conditioner.
Wash your hair less often
Several factors that can fade your hair colour such as UV radiation, toxins and heat, so don’t let frequent washing be added to the equation of things that can decrease how long your hair colour will last. Not only will frequent washes fade away your hair colour but it can also strip away your hair’s natural oils.
We recommend that you use the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo that is designed to cleanse and prolong your hair colour without stripping it of its natural oils.
Avoid heat styling tools as much as possible
Heat is one thing that anyone with dyed hair should avoid. Hair that’s been dyed is prone to damage and fading as it is, so adding heat to the equation makes it even more vulnerable. So, if you absolutely must use heat styling tools, be sure to use a heat protection spray to protect your hair from breakage and fading too soon.
Use Dry Shampoo
On days that you feel like skipping your wash day, you can always use a dry shampoo instead to refresh your hair while also revamping your colour without having to head to the salon.
Enjoy colour treated colour hair that lasts with these tips!