Hair care for coloured hair: Everything you need to know

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Find out how to give your coloured tresses some TLC.


Love coloured hair? If you’re a hair colour chameleon, and regularly dye your hair, then you’ll probably already know that this process can be very damaging to your mane. In fact, frequently colouring your hair can cause it to become dry, brittle and prone to breakage (not our idea of healthy-looking hair, really!). But don’t fret: you can help to improve the look and feel of coloured hair by investing in hair care products formulated with it in mind.

To prove it, we’ve enlisted the help of one of our favourite vloggers Paige Joanna to try out the Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner on her freshly-dyed mane. So, watch the video, above, and keep on reading to discover everything you need to know about hair care for coloured tresses.

Why you should be using a colour care system for your coloured hair


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Hair care is really important, especially for coloured hair.

Hair care for coloured hair 101

When you use colourants on your hair, you use chemicals that cause your hair fibres to swell to allow the cuticles to open and the colour to be absorbed. The chemical ingredients in hair dyes and bleach could negatively affect the quality of, and proteins in, your hair. It’s these ingredients that cause your hair to become dry and damaged.

And while you can’t reverse hair damage, you can certainly help to make it look and feel a lot healthier. This is where a colour care system comes into play…

So, what can I do to care for my coloured hair?

As coloured hair tends to be dry and brittle, it needs a little extra TLC in the hair care department. Nourishing and hydrating hair care products will help to quench dry ends and make your mane appear more healthy-looking.

Luckily for you, the Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner been formulated with extremely damaged hair in mind. The advanced nourishment solution, which is infused with red algae and keratin repair actives, will help breathe life into the most damaged of strands for healthier-looking and feeling hair. We’re not kidding…

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Give your coloured hair a little TLC.

Want your hair to look and feel smooth and soft?

Colour damaged hair can often look dry and frizzy. But by nourishing your mane with a specially formulated colour care system, you can help to create the look and feel of smoother, softer strands. Smart, right?

What about manageability?

It’s a fact that hair that’s damaged or dry is often much harder to style and manage. Your mane may even look limp and flat as a result of excessive colour treatments. But don’t fret: a wash and care duo from Dove can help to make your mane your manageable!

And finally, can I ward off breakage?

Coloured hair tends to be weaker than virgin hair, due to the chemical process of dyeing. While you can’t reverse already damaged or broken strands, you can make them stronger against future breakage by using a nourishing product like the Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Serum-in-Oil.

This clever-working product brings together the restorative qualities of a hair serum with the nourishing benefits on an oil, to help penetrate the hair and restore a healthy-looking appearance.


So, now that you’re all clued up on what products to use on coloured hair, why not discover some more ways on how to make damaged hair look and feel healthy again? We’ve got a tonne of tips and tricks over on our How To Get Healthy Hair page.

03 February 2017