How To Properly Care For Colour-Treated Natural Hair

Your hairstylist has done most of the work by creating the brown, blue, blonde, brown, lilac or burgundy hair colour of your dreams. Now it’s all up to you to keep your coloured hair well maintained, but in order to do this you need to know how to take care of your newly coloured hair.

Fill your bathroom cabinet with dry shampoo

It doesn’t matter how gentle your shampoo is; try not to wash your hair more than twice a week, if you want to prolong the life of your hair colour. Dry shampoo will absorb excess odour and oil as well as buy you some extra days between hair washes.

Use hair masks regularly

Dry hair leads to an ashy, dull, unhealthy looking head of hair. Indulging your hair in a natural hair mask once or twice a week will keep it infused with the abundant moisture it needs.

Got milk?

Forward-thinking salons like Emilly Hadrill Hair & Extensions offer colour care shampoo & conditioner in a milky formula which is the perfect and natural way to bathe your colour-treated hair without disturbing the dye. Treatment normally does the job with coconut milk, as it nourishes the coloured hair. This colour care shampoo and conditioner duo is a great way to care for your colour-treated hair naturally.

Do not break your bonds

Stop hair colour damage before it ever happens by requesting a hair bond-repairing additive in your hair colour formulas. This additive blocks the hair structure from breaking down during the colour treatment and prevents damage afterwards, getting you off to a great start hair health-wise.

Use lukewarm water to wash your hair

Do you ever wonder why big clothing manufacturers suggest washing brightly coloured clothes in cold water? It’s because hot water can make dyes prematurely fade and the same goes for your hair colour too. So turn down the temperature when you wash your beautiful colour-treated hair. You can turn the temperature up a bit to a lukewarm while sudsing the shampoo, and then rinse with water that’s as cool as you can tolerate!

Get in the habit of air drying your hair

Heating tools make hair prone to damage, as well as cause hair colour to fade. The best way to avoid damaging your hair with heating tools is to embrace your natural texture—whether its straight, wavy or curly hair — just go with it!

Keep your hat on

Your hair can fade, the same way that outdoor patio furniture fades gradually outside in the direct sunlight. So cover up your beautiful coloured hair with your favourite hat when you go outside especially if it’s sunny out!