Are you planning to change the colour of your hair? If your answer is yes, the first thing you should do is to check out the options available to spice up your beloved locks!
Although dyeing hair provides instant shine, it also leaves hair damaged and dried out. Also, if your hair is already weak, tinting it is not the solution; its fragile structure means the colour will fade after just a few days.
So keep in mind the tip: the healthier your hair, the longer the colour will last. If you want an intense and long-lasting shade, trim and hydrate your hair before applying any chemicals.
However, the work doesn’t stop there; after adding some light or darkness to your life, whether it’s with highlights, lowlights, streaks or full-on dye, you should consider using special products and solutions too.
Coloured hair tends to be drier than usual, so you need to use a deep conditioning treatment as part of your hair care routine.
At least once a week damp it with the best product for your hair type and leave it for 30 minutes to let it be absorbed.
Another important point is that in any part of the world we should be careful with the sun, especially in the Middle East. Sun cream is an essential care for the whole body, even for your locks. Cover up your hair with protective cream, but notice that water-based products are better for dyed hair than oil-based.
With warmer days on the horizon, swimming in pools and at the beach will be back on the scene; don’t forget to rinse off the salt and chlorine, they make your hair dry and damaged.
Every time you change something in your life, you have to get used to a few other things, so embrace the opportunity to create new ways of conducting your customs.
First of all, drink plenty of water, keep hydrated, it will reflect in your hair and skin, and don’t forget healthy hair will make the colour last. Secondly, it seems an innocent action, but stop touching your hair; it will make it dirty and will probably damage the cuticle.
Thirdly, go easy with the dryers, strengtheners or curling tongs, it makes your hair more porous and it doesn’t hold the colour so well. Finally, limit the changes; every time you go for the ‘colour of the moment’, more chemicals are needed and this means more damage to your hair.
Any type of hair should get a special treatment, but with our busy and ‘shorter’ days we always leave it for tomorrow. Having colour-treated hair is a way to ensure we take care of our golden locks every day.
If you are one of those people who choose your shampoo by the smell, you must re-think this habit when dyeing your hair. Many brands dedicate their research to find specific ingredients simply to make their products stand out in the market.
ON THE SHELVES:
L’Oreal Mythic Oil is a product to apply on damp or dry hair. The cranberry oil has antioxidants to preserve your hair colour from fading. It also has UV filters to protect it from harmful rays of the sun.
Cleaning the Locks
Choose a special shampoo for colour-treated hair. Sunsilk Vibrant Colour Protection gives longer-lasting effect, sealing the cuticle layer to lock in colour molecules. It has amnioshields and UV filter to protect hair from damage and intensify colour.
Initialise is the first Kérastase serum based on native plant stem cells that acts from the birth of the hair, enabling it to grow stronger and brighter. Its Regenerative Complex solution optimises the production of the hair’s biomaterial, thus reinforcing fibre strength.
Enhancing the Shine
The Radiance & Colour Care range from L’Occitane includes five essential oils: Geranium to regenerate; Palmarosa to boost microcirculation; Bergamot to invigorate; Rosemary to stimulate the scalp and Cedar to energise. The accompanying mask protects colour-treated hair without weighing it down.