Getting your hair coloured takes time, money, and effort. So you can just imagine the care and thought that goes into stopping it from fading. When you’ve put your hair through the stress of getting coloured, you have to hope that it sticks for a long time.
Of course, some colours tend to fade faster than others. Typically, the colours that fade quickly are the ones you wouldn’t naturally find on a human’s head. It can be hard to maintain colours like pink, purple, blue, and so on.
Thankfully, hair care, style, and other products have significantly improved in the last few years. You don’t have to worry too much about the colour fading from your hair. You just have to make sure that you take proper care of the hair so that the colour lasts for as long as possible. Remember to ask someone at the hair salon for care tips and essentials to make the job easier.
Here are a few tips on how you can keep your hair bright, shiny, and almost new:
1. Do Not Shampoo Too Much
Now, before you worry about an itchy or smelly scalp, you can rest assured that there are plenty of products that can clean your hair and scalp without drying it or draining its colours.
As a general rule of thumb, when you have coloured hair, you should probably avoid using shampoo for as long as possible. Trust us, even people at the hair salon will discourage you from shampooing every day.
Think of it as a pair of premium denim jeans. There’s a reason why faded blue denim is also called washed. Keep your hair clean with scalp cleaning products and natural ingredients. Choose the best shampoo that can keep your hair and scalp clean for days.
2. Avoid the Heat
Styling products and tools that require heat can be pretty damaging to your coloured hair. Typically, curling irons, flat irons, hairdryers and so on aren’t significant threats to the health and texture of your hair.
But when you get your hair coloured, the natural protective layer on your hair gets stripped away. This means that your hair is a lot more vulnerable to damage. This is why it’s essential to stay away from heating products, at least until after the first month or two of the treatment.
3. Avoid Swimming Pools
The heat, especially blazing sunlight, can be harmful to coloured hair. The same goes for water. If you want to go swimming, you might be better off in the ocean. Of course, that still risks damaging your hair, but at least it won’t be as harsh.
Try to avoid swimming, particularly when your hair has just been coloured because the water itself is the least of your problems. The chemicals that help the water stay clean for swimming can be harmful to your hair in the long run. Remember that the chlorine in the water combined with damage from the sun will make your colour fade faster than anything.
The Bottom Line
Keeping your coloured hair looking fresh, bold, and bright isn’t all that hard these days. It all depends on your discipline and how well you can follow the rules and advice on preventing the colours from fading. For the most part, it’s just a matter of choosing the right products and following a specific routine. Ask for help at the hair salon to learn more. Once you have all of that down, you can enjoy your coloured locks with zero worries!
Mi Salon Australia offers high-quality hair salon services for the whole family at affordable prices in Queensland. We exclusively use Nak products. You can rest assured that their products are 100 per cent Australian-made and owned, cruelty-free, and vegan. Book an appointment with us online today and be your best self tomorrow!