Now, more than ever, we’re being treated to a growing number of fun and playful hair hues, just waiting to be tried out. From hidden rainbow hair to glow-in-the-dark tresses, there is no better time than now to rock a new colour in your mane. However, although the process of hair dyeing can take hours, the achieved colour doesn’t always last long, especially with brighter hues, which tend to fade quickly.
But don’t worry, because the All Things Hair team are on hand to give you a few tips and tricks on how to maintain coloured locks – take a look!
Tips and tricks for hair dyeing maintenance
Tip 1: Use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair
It may sound obvious, but using a shampoo and conditioner that’s tailored specifically for coloured hair can make all of the difference to its overall vibrancy. To keep your hair colour looking fresh, use a system like TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner every time you wash your tresses. Formulated with an Advanced Colour Vibrancy technology, this hero duo helps to keep colour looking more vibrant for up to 40 washes.*
Tip 2: Rinse your hair with cool water
Showering with hot water won’t only lead to potential damage for your hair – it can also make your hair colour fade faster, because hot water opens up the hair cuticle, allowing colour to escape. To help maintain hair vibrancy, try washing your hair with cool water instead. Who knew, eh!
Tip 3: Always use a heat protectant
Ideally, you should try to avoid heat styling altogether and just embrace your natural hair by allowing it to air dry! Okay, we know that’s not realistic for many, so if you can’t fully commit to stepping away from the straighteners, use a heat styling protectant before using tools. Simply spritz the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Heat Protect Mist evenly throughout your hair, to help protect the colour (and your tresses!) against heat damage.
Tip 4: Avoid long sun exposure
Sun exposure isn’t just damaging to your skin, it can cause havoc on coloured hair, too. To help maintain your colour for longer, try to avoid prolonged periods in the sun (sit in the shade if you’re outside), or wear a hat to protect your hair from UVA and UVB rays.
Tip 5: Indulge in a deep conditioning treatment
Once a week, treat your coloured tresses to a deep conditioning treatment to help replenish the moisture lost during the hair dyeing process. Colour holds better on healthy hair strands, so essentially, the better condition your hair is in, the longer your colour will stay put. We suggest trying the Dove Intensive Repair Treatment Mask, which will work a charm on damaged, coloured strands!
Tip 6: Invest in a great dry shampoo
Washing your hair less often will help your colour to last longer, so try and cut down the amount of times you wash your hair. To keep your scalp looking fresh and oil-free in between washes, use the VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo to revitalise greasy locks. Alternatively, styling your hair into an effortless messy bun when it starts to look greasy means you can leave it unwashed for another day. Bonus!
*Based on TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo.
So, now that you know how to keep your coloured tresses looking vibrant for longer, we bet that you’re looking to try out some hot new hue, right? Well, in that case, get yourself over to our Hair Colours page, where you can find all the latest tones to test on your tresses!