You've just invested time and money into colouring your hair, so of course, you want it to last as long as possible. However, how do you do that without your hair colour bleeding away too quickly? We’re here to help. Coloured hair care at home can be simple, efficient and effective. With the right products, it is 100% possible to achieve great results with respect to prolonged colour life, without burning a hole in your pockets.
In this blog, we’re answering the most searched questions about colour care. Read on to find out!
1. Is it possible for hair to be damaged post-colour treatment?
Bleach is often the go-to agent for lightening hair colour. Essentially, bleach raises the pH level of your hair and opens up the cuticles to remove the natural melanin and existing colour. Once the hair is stripped of its original hue, a new colour can be added. However, it's essential to properly seal the cuticle layer after colouring to maintain the vibrancy of the new shade. If the cuticle isn't sealed, even a little bit of excess moisture could cause colour fading or bleeding.
2. How often should I wash my coloured hair?
Post colour hair care is important! To keep your hair colour looking fresh and vibrant, it's recommended to minimise washing to two or three times per week since over-washing can speed up colour fading. When it's time to wash your hair, choose a colour-safe shampoo and conditioner that's specifically designed to nourish and protect colour treated hair.
3. Can I use regular shampoo on coloured hair?
It is not recommended to use a regular shampoo on colour treated hair. Regular shampoos can be too harsh on coloured hair, causing the colour to fade faster. Instead, we recommend a shampoo and a mask specifically formulated for coloured hair to ensure the best post-colour results.
What needs to be in your coloured hair care routine is iluvia’sColour Lock System, the 3-step hair care regimen that prolongs the life of your hair colour and reduces damage & pigment bleed. The pH-balancedColour Lock Shampoo gently cleanses hair, extends colour life, and prevents colour degradation due to free radicals. This needs to be followed through with theColour Lock Maskfor optimal colour retention, frizz control, and deep conditioning protection against environmental stressors. This sulfate and paraben-free formula is suitable for all types of hair colour, including bleached hair. And lastly, the Hair Protection Liquid will protect your hair from pollutants, humdity and heat, making your coloured hair last longer without the colour fading.
4. How can I protect my coloured hair from the sun?
To safeguard your hair colour from fading, it's important to shield your hair from harsh sun rays and environmental stressors like pollution, heat, humidity and dirt. Depending on the season, these stressors can cause a lot of damage to hair as well as hair colour. The best way to protect your hair and hair colour from all these factors is to invest in a good serum that acts as a heat protectant (be it the heat from styling tools like hair dryers, etc. or from the environment) while forming an insulative barrier against all the other external factors.
iluvia’s Colour Lock System also comes with a Hair Protection Serum. The iluvia Hair Protection Serum is a hair care essential that contains Argan Oil, known for its nourishing and protective properties. In addition to promoting hair health, this serum is rich in antioxidants that shield your hair from harmful environmental stressors. Antioxidants in the iluvia Hair Protection Serum work to neutralise free radicals and prevent damage. This serum can help keep your hair looking healthy, vibrant, and lustrous when used as part of a regular hair care routine. It's particularly beneficial for those who frequently expose their hair to harsh sun rays, heat styling tools, pollution, dust, and humidity, which can all contribute to hair damage.
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How do I make my hair colour last?
This one’s simple - pick the correct products for your post colour routine. With iluvia’sColour Lock System - the recommended hair care routine for coloured hair. This system is specially formulated to prevent the degradation of colour molecules, thus enhancing colour life and vibrancy. Regularly following this 3-step regimen will not only preserve your hair colour but will also improve hair health in the long run.
Colouring hair is widely popular and accentuates one's personality and features. Despite colour treatment resulting in dry, brittle, and hard-to-manage hair, along with concerns such as frizz and tangles, abandoning colouring altogether is unnecessary. With a consistent hair care routine and the right products, you can protect your hair from further damage while extending the longevity of the colour.
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