Do you like to colour your hair often? It is no doubt one of the best ways to enhance your look or get a makeover without a haircut or changing your hairstyle. If you took a hair colour treatment at the salon, you probably paid a hefty amount for it, too. Hence, it is only but natural to protect your investment and ensure that your hair colour is preserved for as long as possible. If that is what you want, then you should proactively avoid any of these culprits to hair colour loss or fading.
Being Overly Rough
If you want to avoid hair colour fading, you need to be gentle when handling your hair strands. If you are too rough with it, this can lead to your hair cuticles being damaged. Once the cuticles are damaged, it causes the hair colour pigments to be released and eventually your hair will lose its colour. Those who have vibrant coloured are most vulnerable to this kind of damage.
The coloured hair care products are created for a specific reason – to care for and preserve your hair colour. Therefore, you need to use them when you have colour treated hair. This will maximise the longevity of your hair colour as well as help maintain the vibrancy of your colour. There are also several variety of hair colour products designed to counteract brassiness in blondes, or other similar issues.
Exposure to Silicone
Silicone is an ingredient used in a variety of hair products. The role of silicone is to provide a seal on the hair shaft. Although it is good for protecting your hair and does not have a direct impact on hair colour fading, it can build up on your hair and scalp over time. As a result, it makes your hair look dull and lacklustre. Consequently, it will make your hair colour look dull as well.
Too Much Heat
Heat is the number one enemy of hair colour. Therefore, you need to be very cautious when using heat styling tools, as this is just one of few sources of heat that you can control as far as exposing your hair to heat. The combination of warm water and heat styling tools are most damaging on hair colour that contributes to faster fading. This can be tricky especially this winter wherein a hot shower is just tempting. In order to minimise hair colour loss, you need to opt for a lukewarm (not hot) shower and skip daily use of heat styling tools. It is a small price to pay for increasing the longevity of your hair colour.
UV from the Sun
The high UV rating in Australia makes it doubly challenging for women to maintain hair colour. In fact, hair colour fading is a common issue. If you want to prevent this from happening and also stretch out your hair colour treatment (and dollar!), you need to invest in a leave-in conditioner that offers UV protection.
Are you guilty of any of these?