5 Expert Tips To Prevent Your Hair Colour From Fading Quickly
Hair colour has a dramatic effect on your hair. Hence, it is natural for you to get into panic mode once it starts losing its essence. The colour will fade depending on its permanency. If it is semi-permanent, it will wash off very quickly in a couple of weeks. If the colour is permanent, it will stay longer as it reaches the hair's cuticles and is hence retained. The shade you are going ahead with also plays an important role here, as light shades will slowly remove the natural hair colour and start getting deposited in the cuticle.
Hair colouring is also a chemical hair treatment, so you can expect damage to a certain extent. To combat that, you have to care for your hair religiously, which is non-negotiable. Here are 5 preventive tips from Godrej Professional experts on how to make your colour last longer.
Say Hello to Sulphate-Free Shampoos
After undergoing hair colouring, the strands start looking a little dry which is entirely normal. However, it is important to stop that pattern before it leads to permanent damage to your hair or colour. Harsh chemicals can damage the cuticle that holds the fresh coat of your coloured hair. On the other hand, sulphate-free formulations maintain colour and the scalp's pH balance, which is necessary to maintain the overall health of your hair.
The Keracare Repair Shampoo is the perfect choice, designed by keeping in mind the needs of chemically treated hair.
How to shampoo to maintain the colour of your hair?
- Wet your scalp and apply a few pumps of the Keracare Repair Shampoo.
- Gently massage your scalp and work the lather through the lengths of your hair.
- Rinse thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water to wash off the product.
This shampoo is free of eroding agents and is mild for regular washes. It helps control frizz by locking in moisture in the cuticles, thus retaining your hair colour.
P.S.: If you have thin hair, then wash hair up to twice a week for best results.
Add The Goodness Of Conditioners or Hair Masks
What makes a hair strand? The answer is keratin. Keratin is a protein bond that goes through wear and tear after chemical treatments such as hair colouring. To protect that fresh coat of hair colour, it is recommended to spare an extra 10-15 minutes after every hair wash and apply a conditioner or a hair mask. Try the Keracare Repair Mask - a dense formula to boost hydration and reduce frizz.
How to use the Keracare Repair Mask?
- Shampoo your hair first and then squeeze out the excess water.
- Take a generous amount of the mask and apply on the scalp and hair.
- Use your fingers or comb to distribute it evenly and leave it on for at least 3-5 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly for optimal results.
This mask is enriched with Grapeseed Oil and wheat protein that are ideal for controlling frizz by sealing in the moisture in your hair cuticles. They ensure all-round hair nourishment and promote hair growth by repairing damage. This product is specially formulated to revive chemically treated hair.
Expert Tip: You can try using a wooden or wide-toothed comb to detangle hair and then apply the conditioner or hair mask from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair.
Do Not Wash Your Hair Too Soon
There are essentially two questions while caring for hair after colouring it: making your hair colour last longer and fixing the faded colour. You can relax with highlights and wash it as per your choice. But, a global hair colour requires more care and over washing can really fade it quickly.
Ideally, it would be best if you waited for a week after colouring your hair. Let the pigment set in your hair cuticles, and the longer you wait, the more time it gives your cuticles to absorb the new colour.
Hot Showers Are A Complete No-No
Hot showers can strip the natural oil of any hair type. In fact, they also work in fading the hair colour quickly. Hot showers or sauna treatments are ideal when you want a specific product to reach deep into the cuticle. In the case of coloured strands, you do want to disturb the pigment sitting around the cuticle.
Wash your hair under a cold shower as they work best for coloured or dyed hair. If you don't find cold showers appealing and want to relax a bit, opt for lukewarm water and then finally rinse it with cold water before stepping out.
Do Not Skip On Heat Protectants
Your hair is a warrior, but it needs a shield at all costs. You might think of skipping a heat protectant a few times, but that will dent your coloured hair and make it prone to breakage. On the other hand, it is easy to spritz some heat protectant that will maintain the colour, add gloss and ultimately protect the colour by not fading quickly. Use De-frizz Smooth Leave-in Cream to tackle the frizz that may be an outcome after using a heat styling tool.
How to use this product?
- Take a few pumps and apply the De-frizz Smooth Leave-in Cream to damp and cleansed hair.
- Focus on the mid-lengths and dry ends of hair.
- Let it set in and do not wash your hair afterwards.
This product is enriched with quinoa that helps maintain hair health and strength. It is rich in iron, calcium and phosphorus that manage frizz and make hair smooth and shiny. The UV-protect ingredients help protect hair from harmful sun exposure and chemical treatments, helping you retain the colour of your hair for a longer period of time.
Follow these tips on making your hair colour last longer, as these do’s and don’ts will not only rescue your colour from fading quickly but also maintain the health of your hair in the right way.