Six tips to help your hair colour last longer

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We all want bang for our buck, especially these days.

As much as we love getting pampered at the hair salon, we also want to make sure that we can keep our colour looking as vibration and gorgeous as possible.

VIP Magazine sat down with Trichologist and Stylist Clare Devereux to learn how to keep our colour looking gorgeous.

“There are a few ways to keep your colour fresh. It really starts with using the right products. Avoid sulphates and parabens in shampoo as they can dry out your hair. Here are a few other tips to help keep your colour fresh,” she explains.

Here are her top tips…

Use colour-protecting shampoos and conditioners

Look for products specifically formulated for colour-treated hair. These shampoos and conditioners help to minimise colour fading and maintain vibrancy. Avoid using harsh clarifying shampoos as they can strip the colour from your hair.

Protect your hair from UV rays

Sun exposure can fade hair colour, especially if it’s not properly protected. When you’re in the sun, wear a hat or use hair products with UV filters to shield your hair from harmful rays.

Avoid super hot water

Washing your hair with very hot water can strip away the colour and make it fade faster. Keep the water at a comfortable warm temperature.

Limit heat styling

Excessive heat from styling tools can cause the colour to fade and damage your hair. Minimise the use of heat-styling tools like straighteners and curling irons. When you use them, keep them on the lowest heat setting possible. Applying a heat protectant spray before styling can also help protect your hair from heat damage.

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Use hair masks or treatments

Hair masks or deep conditioning treatments specifically designed for colour-treated hair can help maintain moisture and shine, preserving the colour. Look for products that provide hydration and colour protection.

Avoid chlorine and saltwater

Chlorine and salt water can strip the colour from your hair. If you swim in a pool, wear a swim cap and always rinse then wash your hair thoroughly with clean water afterwards. Before swimming in the ocean, consider applying a protective leave-in conditioner to create a barrier between your hair and the salt water.


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