How to maintain coloured hair
Our expert gives you tips on how to keep your coloured hair healthy and vibrant for longer
Are you already bored with the way your hair looks? Want to lighten things up with trendsetting hair colours? But wondering if the new look would be worth the damage a hair colour may cause to your hair? Pooja Singh, National Creative Director - Hair, Lakme Salon uncovers how you can have the best of both worlds by putting in just a little extra effort. Here are some tips on how to maintain coloured hair at home.
Hydration is the key
As Coloured hair is processed hence it needs extra hydration. Deep conditioning aids in the retention of moisture in the hair, resulting in soft, lustrous locks. .It’s a good idea to incorporate proper deep conditioning regimen post shampoo & fortnightly oil massage before shampoo. This will not only nourish but also protect your hair from drying out
Choose the right shampoo
Choosing the right shampoo is an optimal part of a hair care regimen for maintaining hair colour and highlights. Use a colour-protect shampoo, and choose a sulfate-free solution to guarantee that your hair colour lasts longer. This will help to avoid further moisture loss, which is especially important for colour-treated hair. To observe this results you should opt for TIGI Copyright Custom Care Color Shampoo. Tigi Colour Shampoo contains Colour Care Complex™ – A unique blend of Coconut Oil, Keratin and organically sourced Lipids which hydrates & protects coloured hair.
Leave-in conditioner & serums are your best friends
To keep your coloured hair looking shiny and radiant, make sure it's well-cared for and well-nourished. Apply a leave-in conditioner leave-in conditioner or serum even after you've used a conditioner for more protection. Leave-in conditioners & serums have active ingredients which protect hair from sun damage and frizz. Use a TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-In Conditioner or Tigi Copyright Colour luster oil. Active ingredients like Hydrolysed Keratin in Ego Boost or Coconut & sweet almond oil in Colour lustre oil will nourish & protect hair till the next wash.Also help to mend damaged hair from environmental elements, chemical treatments and brushing. Working great on all hair types.
Avoid hot water showers
We all enjoy a hot shower, but hot water should not be used to wash our hair. This depletes your hair's natural oils and causes the colour to fade dramatically. While washing your hair, set the water temperature to lukewarm for shampooing & use room temperature water to rinse conditioner.
Use a hair mask to enrich your hair
While this may appear to be an extra step in your post-colour hair care routine, we cannot stress how useful it is. Make it a habit to apply a hair mask fortnightly after shampoo. Once shampooed squeeze out all the extra water & instead of conditioner apply hair masque on the lengths, comb the hair to spread it evenly & cover with a shower cap & leave it for 7 to 10 mins , rinse with room temperature water. Protein hair masks are excellent for repairing damaged hair. A nourishing hair mask functions as a powerful conditioner that can boost the health of your hair tremendously. Opting for a Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask will provide that extra nourishment that your hair needs.
With a little extra effort, you can ace trendy hair colours while keeping your hair healthy too.