The two BIGGEST Mistakes You're Making Caring for Your Coloured Hair

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Natalie _ | 6 comments

 

So you've just coloured your hair and you're feeling fabulous.  But if your colour never lasts, then you're probably committing two simple, but oh-so-common mistakes when caring for your fresh do.

1.  Hot showers.  

Steam lifts the hair cuticles, which means more water permeates the hair shaft, rinsing out the colour molecules.  

The benefit of using a cooler temperature is two-fold.  Not only does it prevent pigment running down the plughole, it also encourages the cuticles to lie flat, leaving the hair looking smoother and shinier.  Which in turn makes your colour look more lustrous.

 2.  Deep conditioning.

 

Now, conditioning is not a bad thing.  Not at all, in fact, using a conditioner especially formulated for coloured hair can increase the longevity of your shade.

But you might want to avoid deep conditioning your just-coloured hair.  (Especially if you've coloured your hair brunette or reddy tones).  The very design of deep conditioners works against hair colourants.  Deep conditioners deliver moisture deep into the hair follicle, and when it's rinsed out it takes the colour particles with it!  

So if your newly coloured hair is a little worse for wear, try light daily conditioning (but not daily shampooing!) or a silky hair oil to keep your hair feeling soft.

 


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6 Responses

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 20, 2016

Pretty funny cos my hairdressers use quite hot water to wash colour out with! And then (especially if they are running late) the do a deep conditioning treatment

Lutece
Lutece

June 15, 2016

Wow you learn something everyday! I am guilty of both but most especially the last one, I abuse the conditioners so much after I colour my hair. Great tips <3

Amy
Amy

June 14, 2016

So guilty of both of these and I colour my hair frequently :/

Macs
Macs

June 13, 2016

I love my hot showers. I never knew this could happen. Definitely will keep this in mind the for when I colour my hair.

Julieal
Julieal

June 13, 2016

I have been making both of these mistakes -Thank you for the information – I will certainly use it.

Rajvee
Rajvee

June 12, 2016

Very useful article. Good information for people who regular colour their hair.

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