How to Care for Coloured Hair
Have you given your locks a spring update with an all-new, 2014-worthy hair colour yet? If you have, then we’re guessing that you’ll want to keep your new season hair hue looking its very best for as long as possible, right? Your wish is our command. Just read on for our top tips on how to care for coloured hair!
As vibrant, glossy and downright gorgeous as your freshly-coloured hair may seem when you emerge from the salon, as time passes, those treated strands can start to suffer from the likes of dryness, dullness and breakage. So, to ensure your hair shade stands the test of time (and to help show damage the door), you’ll need to read up on how to care for coloured hair properly. Fortunately, you won’t have to alter your hair care routine too much to accommodate those newly-dyed locks; instead, just make the following tweaks...
How to care for coloured hair: Tip #1
If you want to care for coloured hair, the first alteration you’ll need to make to your daily regime is to change your showering habits. Water is like coloured hair’s kryptonite; in fact, H2O alone is responsible for around eighty per cent of colour fade. As such, one of the first steps to keeping hair colour vibrant is to try to keep the amount of time you spend rinsing your hair to a minimum. Another unfortunate truth? The hotter the water, the quicker the colour fade - so, to show you care for your coloured hair, stick to lukewarm, or - if you can bear it - cool shower settings. Your hair colour will last much longer!
How to care for coloured hair: Tip #2
Following on from the above hair routine tweak, another way to care for coloured hair is to avoid washing it every day. Not only will skipping a wash remove the threat of more of your hair colour being washed down the drain, it’ll also enable your hair’s natural, healthy oils to distribute themselves throughout your locks for maximum do-gooding effect. Not keen on the idea of infrequent hair washing? Then compromise on in-between days by switching to a dry shampoo or the body-boosting Tigi Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Matte Dry Shampoo.
How to care for coloured hair: Tip #3
Our third tip on how to care for coloured hair is to seek out hair-cleansing products that have been specifically formulated for use on coloured hair. For hair that’s been dyed brown or red, we suggest using the Tigi S Factor True Lasting Colour Shampoo & Conditioner - not only does this delightful duo nourish our strands, but it also helps to keep hair looking vibrant for up to forty washes, too. For hair that’s been through the torment of bleaching, we recommend the cult classic that is the Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner. Designed to protect colour while reconstructing the hair, these heavenly products are definitely worth the hype.
How to care for coloured hair: Tip #4
Never tried a leave-in conditioner before? Well, now that you’ve coloured your hair, it’s definitely worth giving one of these strand-protecting spritzes a whirl! The Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Leave-In Conditioner improves coloured hair’s shine and strength while warding off damage, while the Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde Leave-In Conditioner works to repair blonde tresses and banish brassiness, all in one go. Lightweight, residue-free and deliciously fragranced, these hair-loving leave-ins are a must on any hair dye fanatic’s shopping list - and they can even be used in the place of heat protectant sprays, too.
How to care for coloured hair: Tip #5
Our final tip on how to care for coloured hair is to keep heat styling to a minimum. Not only will those back-stabbing straighteners and curling tongs serve to further dry out hair that’s already been messed with enough, the heat they produce also has a destructive effect on the protein contained within our hair strands. This causes hair to develop a rough texture, decreasing shine and increasing the chances of tangling. If you simply must use heated styling tools on your delicate locks, we suggest finishing up by applying the Tigi S Factor Dream Drops for shiny, strand-soothing results in seconds.
We hope these tips on how to care for coloured hair help you to maintain your hair shade all spring long! Do you have any of your own tips on how to look after coloured hair?