Chemically treated hair is a fun way of self- experimentation and to play around with hair styles and ideas. As safer and even chemical free hair dyeing products become available in the beauty market, so has the popularity of having coloured hair taken off, even unconventional colours such as green, blue and purples during summer months.
This embrace of dyed hair has given rise to find the solution to a frustrating problem – searching for products that prevent fading. A quick wash with the wrong product can remove colour entirely from the hair or lead to fading or shade changes. This is why careful consideration is needed when choosing products for coloured, dyed, highlighted and ombred hair to provide necessary cleansing while prolonging pigment and maintaining colour as close to its original shade as possible.
The longer the duration that colour can be sustained in hair means less frequent exposure to chemicals for reapplication. This is why our beauty pros have compiled six must haves products that treat dryness, maintain vibrancy while keeping hair healthy in 2021. Here are our top picks:
This quaint shampoo is loved by people with hair that is brightly coloured and highlighted in an ombre style for example. It gently cleanses hair while protecting the colour and keeping it shiny. As a bonus feature, it also acts as a hydrator to counteract the likely dryness that accompanies coloured hair.
The Pureology series of products is specially made for colour treated hair. This conditioner that progresses into a rich lather fortifies and repairs damage in colour treated hair. Results are visible after a single use. It helps hair regain strength and to prevent future damage and uses a patented Antifade Complex® to protect from environmental factors that fade hair colour.
A quick solution for an on-the-go is this rinse out treatment mask that helps coloured hair maintains brightness and striking colour. This is done with the UV protection feature which protects hair colour from fading caused by the sun. Choosing the Professional Serie Expert is guaranteed to give a salon stylist quality. It also contains chemicals such as Resveratrol to aid growth and Neohespiridin to prevent oxidation.
Just as the name suggests, this luster mask part of the Kerasilk Colour series works with penetrative force deep within dyed hair to boost moisture with ingredients like keratin protein and Tamanu oil. Its Colour technology targets colour pigments on the hair structure to keep them anchored to hair longer. This results in holding hair colour in it’s full luster for up to 6 weeks. This is a salon quality product to consider if hair colour has suffered from dulling and needs its shine and original colour shade back.
Shampoo that’s science focused. It protects radiance of colour treated and highlighted hair. The Système Capture Advanced secures colour pigments within the hair fibre while chelators remove product buildup and protect from elements that cause fading such as water particles during washing. The UV protection and Vitamin E contained are essential to protect hair from oxidation and thus fading colour. The Rice Bran Oil maintains vibrancy, colour reflection and intensity that can last up to an astounding 40 days.
This duo combo pack contains K-PAK Color Therapy Color-Protecting Shampoo and K-PAK Color Therapy Conditoner. They work together to preserve colour while giving your hair a much needed deep yet gentle washing. Every wash helps extend the time of coloured hair for up to 8 weeks while fighting damage, increasing strength and resistance. While the shampoo cleanses while protecting hair, the complementing conditioner takes over by locking colour in after the wash. It contains African Manketti and Argan oil for hydration, softening and reducing breakage.
A beauty pro tip to maintaining hair colour longer is also to limit hair exposure to direct sun. The sun can offset oxidation within the colour pigments resulting in a quicker fading. If the delights of summer in the sun can’t be resisted, then be sure that the products used have a UV filter and a protector against swimming pools and the ocean.
Keep in mind that dyed hair is also prone to dryness which is another reason to stay away from the sun. Products with multifunctional and hydrating qualities like the ones suggested above are recommended. The most important takeaway for dyed hair is to have fun! Enjoy it while it lasts, don’t be afraid of using styling tools as long as the proper protection is applied first and hydrate with the above products. Let your personality out with hair colour.
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*Disclaimer: Products are recommended and not meant to treat diagnose or cure any condition. Consult nearest salon stylist for professional help.