Today, I have a post which we all know is very relevant to me, and I think I’m pretty able to talk about. Of course, I’m on about hair colour, and how to keep it vibrant, or at least lasting a little while. It’s not going to be a long post, but just a little something which has been requested 🙂
So, here are Nia’s tips on how to keep the colour strong:
- Dry shampoo. If you have dyed hair, especially semi-permanent dye, you’ll find that dry shampoo is your new best friend: if you wash your hair too much, it’s gonna run, and it’ll last about 6 washes and you’ll be back to square one- which is when dry shampoo comes in and saves the day
- Space buns: cute little buns on top of your head is 100% a good way to go if you need a few extra days without washing your hair, and especially if you’ve got weird coloured hair, it looks bloody amazing- also, a good way to give your hair a extra curl and wave if you put them up after washing your hair
- Plaits: the same as above, it’s a life saver when you need to go a few extra days or hours without washing your hair, and it looks really cute when there’s different tones and colours
- Add some of the colour into your conditioner: because you’re not washing it every day, it means you can condition your hair more, so you can put some of the dye in the conditioner and top up the colour with every wash- I usually leave it on for about 20 minutes or so, and it ends up soft and glossy, with a little colour boost
- Avoid heat on the hair: the more heat you use, the faster the colour fades, again, especially with semi permanent colours, because it just coats the hair and doesn’t actually go into the hair follicle; it just sits on top of the hair, so when you use heat, it means the colour fades a lot more quickly
- Wash your hair in cool/cold water- if you can’t cope with cold baths or showers, do it over the sink or bath like I do. I have no idea why this works, but it’s probably for the same reason that you should avoid heat products, but it also makes your hair a lot more shiny, dyed or not
- If you’re going into the sun, invest in a UV protection spray or a good cap or hat to keep it covered; the rays of the sun damage and fade the hair in any case; it’s why people with darker hair often have lighter hair in summer if they spend a lot of time in the sun; it’s because the sun naturally lightens it, so imagine the effect it has on dyed hair? It fades really badly, so I recommend you invest a little
In all honesty, those are the tips I know and use myself, so I can say that they work pretty well. I’ll do mini tutorials for the hair styles soon, just to give a few ideas 🙂 If you have any tips that I missed out, please let me know either on my twitter, instagram, tumblr: all links are in the contact tab above.
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