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Does Dyeing Your Hair Damage It? Find out the Truth with Our Guide

Does dyeing your hair damage it? Consult our expert guide before taking the plunge.

Contemplating getting your hair dyed for the first time? Or, are you just seasoned pro who loves keeping up with the latest colour trends? If so, we know there’s a lot of questions you might have on your mind, like ‘does dyeing your hair damage it?’.Well, you’re in luck…

Below we’ve answered your all colour-related FAQs, and also provided you with some key tips on how to take care of dyed hair, so you can take the colour plunge without any fuss.

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You Asked: Does Dyeing Your Hair Damage It?

We say: While dyed hair is gorgeous to look at, the intensive chemical process you’ll be putting your hair through to get the shade you want will change the strength and integrity of your hair, leaving it damaged.

And, this is especially true if you’re relying on bleach. Going from a dark to a lighter colour will require a full bleaching process, which will not only strip every last drop of moisture from your hair, but change its texture too.

However, if you want to test out a new shade without having to commit for too long, we suggest you consider going for demi and semi-permanent dye job.

Note: because these dyes don’t contain ammonia and a small amount of peroxide, they don’t have as much lifting action as bleach does. This means they won’t lighten your hair, only deposit colour onto it, and therefore cause less damage.

You Asked: What Can You Do to Maintain Colour-Treated Hair?

We say: Investing in the right products and following a good haircare routine can help you cope and control the damage that has been done. Colour-treated hair needs all the TLC it can get, so using a colour shampoo and conditioner is a must.

Editor’s tip: Want to know how to take care of dyed hair? The secret is in what you use in the shower! So, we suggest you invest in the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Shampoo and Conditioner.

The shampoo in this range is sulphate free, which means it’ll be more gentle on your dyed strands and not strip away your mane’s natural moisture. And, the conditioner in this range will do a great job of protecting your hue, keeping it nourished and looking vibrant.

You Asked: How Can I Repair Any Damage Caused by Bleaching?

We say: Want to know how to take care of bleached hair? As well as using a colour-specific shampoo and conditioner range, you’ll need to add a repairing hair mask to your bathroom #shelfie.

Our favourite? The TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive MaskFormulated with biotin, this mask will help visibly repair 7 types of damage (be it heat or colour damage). The result? Stronger, moisturised and healthier-looking strands.

The takeaway? While you can’t technically reverse the damaging effects of colouring or bleaching, you can care for your colour-treated tresses and make them look their best.

You Asked: Is There Anything Else You Can Do?

We say: Make sure to go to the salon to get your hair dyed. Yes, it can cost more, but we promise it’ll be worth it!Not only can you be confident that a professional colourist will be more vigilant with the application of the dye, but he/she can also tailor a specific blend of tones to best suit you.

Good colourists will also know how to minimise the damage dye can cause, and give you advice on caring for your colour-treated hair.

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