Colouring your hair is a great way of freshening up your look and getting creative with your style. However, colouring your hair can also damage it, so it's very important that you use the best quality products you can afford and always source them from a good hairdressing supplies company. Aftercare is equally important to keep your new shade looking good, so here are some top tips for keeping your hair protected and in great condition post-colouring.
Keep hair hydrated
The chemicals contained in hair dye can damage the hair's naturally protective outer layer, robbing it of flexibility and bounce, and leaving it dry, porous, and brittle. If you don't use proper aftercare, your colour will quickly lose its shine, potentially leading to over-frequent re-colouring and even more damage.
When it comes to rejuvenating dehydrated, damaged hair, natural oils such as coconut, olive, and almond can be used safely at home as a deep-conditioning treatment. Try placing equal parts of coconut, olive and almond oil into a warmed cup and mixing well. Massage the oils thoroughly into your hair, paying particular attention to very dry areas and the ends of the hair. Allow the oils to soak in for half an hour or so, before washing them out with a very mild shampoo. Used a few times a week, this treatment should help to revitalise hair that has been damaged by colouring.
Always make sure that you use a mild shampoo that's specifically designed for use on coloured hair. Ask at your hairdressing salon for advice on which product you should use.
Use a deep-conditioning mask
Another very effective way of healing hurt hair is to use a deep-conditioning mask once a week or so. Good quality products from a professional hairdressing supplies stockist contain a blend of natural ingredients that can really help to replenish lost moisture and restore your hair's bounce and vitality.
If your hair has become very badly damaged following repeated colouring treatments, a trip to your hairdresser could be in order. A salon will have access to hairdressing supplies that are only sold to professional outlets and are not readily available to the general public. This means that your hairdresser will be able to use the most effective conditioning products available for the treatment of damaged, coloured hair.
Although coloured hair can look great, the process can also damage your hair if you don't look after it properly post-colouring. Use the tips given above to keep your hair in great condition, and always ask your hairdresser for advice on hair care issues.