So, you’ve just walked out of the hair salon with your new colour sparkling in the sunlight and feeling fit and fabulous. It is a great feeling that unfortunately starts to fade as your hair colour starts to give way to those pesky greys.
Here are some ways to hold onto that colour – and that feeling – for longer.
Salon dyes – A visit to the hairdresser can be an expensive exercise and those store-bought colours can be tempting, but if you can invest in the former. The professionals at hair salons – like the Shearing Shed at Village Fair – are just that and know how to use the best product for your hair.
Sulfate-free shampoo – these will remove the excess oils and impurities without removing your colour. They don’t lather as much as regular shampoos but you will get used to that.
Colour depositing products – colour depositing shampoos and conditioners work well enough and don’t cost the earth. They will help your locks stay vibrant until your next visit to the salon.
Protection – protect your hair with a high SPF conditioner. It will help in the ocean and pool and save your hair from harmful rays too
Cool water – super hot water may feel nice but strips your hair of colour.
Alcohol-free – keep your styling products alcohol free especially if your hair is going to be exposed to bright sunlight as they can cause colour fade.
Healthy hair – healthy hair retains colour better than damaged strands so take time to ensure your hair is nourished from the inside and out.