Many of you face issues taking care of your hair after getting them coloured or highlighted and so on. I’ve had complaints of them looking like straw after having them dyed especially after shampooing them. There is no complicated trick to keeping them healthy and dolled up if they look deadish so listen close..
Hair dye can be regarded as the point-of-no-return. Even if you can dye it back to your natural colour, a lot of our clients feel their hair just isn’t the same. If you’re trying to lighten your hair a whole bunch, consider the fact that your hair will become a bit dryer and coarser than you’re used to for that reason be willing to change your hair care routine for the very best care and results for your hair. For the very best results, get your hair professionally dyed by your favourite stylist or a professional colourist. Most stylists love having some funky, challenging style to do and will love to create it with your hair! Once the hair is freshly dyed, make sure you/your stylist goes over it with a flat iron after it’s dried. This helps lock the colour into the hair shaft. If you’re only dying a small section of your hair (bangs, streaks on top, tips etc.) avoid hitting this with your shampoo as much as possible. Most shampoos bottles will state if they are designed for colour treated hair -Wash your hair with mild water. Not just the first time, but all the time. Hot water dries out hair and skin, leaving it dull. Cold water strips your hair of its natural oils. Avoid harsh soaps, chemicals (especially chlorine), and any shampoo that specialises in “clean” hair. These are also dye-sucking vampires.
If your hair is particularly vibrant and unnatural (bright reds, purples, blues, greens, pinks, etc.) try and keep out of extended periods of exposure to sunlight and water. Try using organic shampoos they are the least damaging and drying! Sunlight has been known to work somewhat as natural bleach, so be careful if you have any long beach trips or life guarding stints planned. Re-dye often, but not too often. Your hair shaft is delicate, and should only be dyed once a month or so. Any sooner than that and it will be prone to breaking, splitting, tangles and straw-like texture. Dyed hair is more delicate than un-dyed hair. Make sure you don’t brush or comb it too harshly, even though it may feel like a dreadlock in the shower. Pretend you’re combing a mat out of a really cute (but really whiney) dog. Make sure whatever style you choose goes with your lifestyle–crazy fashion hair (even when in natural shades) doesn’t always agree with certain jobs or schooling requirements. Check on any conflicts you may have with your edgy hair. Make sure your colour looks GOOD on you beforehand! Deciding violet-red does NOT go with your olive skin tone is NOT the decision to make after the job is finished. Vibrant or “fashion” colours may require you to bleach your hair. This process makes dyes fade faster and are often dryer than those on natural or unbleached hair. Make sure you are extra-careful about washing so you can make it that month between your next colour appointment.
These quick tips should sum it up. Whenever in doubt please just contact your salon and hair stylist because only they can give you the best hair care advice. Speak your mind always because the stylist will NOT have an epiphany as to what you want and desire to look like. Stay beautiful!
Have a happy Monday!
Redah Misbah Qureshi
Depilex – Beauty Clinic & Institute