We have all heard tips on winter hair care as Winter will cause havoc on the best of hair, but if you colour your tresses you may want to take some extra attention. Here are a few tips to have healthy coloured hair this winter.
Keep your Natural Hair Healthy!
Keeping your natural hair in its best shape will help your colour stay longer and healthier. Coloured hair feels the elements more and is affected more, so yes, it is weaker compared to its strength in its natural state.
As mentioned before, dry, winter air will cause damage on any hair type, but more so on treated hair. Create a balance between moisture and protein on your locks. Moisture prevents dehydration, and protein keeps the hair smooth by filling in any rips, gaps or roughness in the strands, as well as sealing in moisture. One plan is to alternate between with protein and moisturize conditioners. If you have bleached hair, a protein conditioner is the way to go every time, instead of alternating. One way to care for bleached hair is using a moisturizing shampoo and a protein conditioner. If your hair feels dry – Moisturize! Deep condition throughout the cold months, or use leave-in.
Get Professional Care!
Go to you Tracy Strycker at Salon Allegra to have your colour done, and avoid doing it yourself. Tracy Strycker knows the various products and what is the best for your hair. It’s better to let an experienced professional advise you on brands, colour and care. By handling your hair, she will know what your hair needs and care for your cut and colour. Keep your hair trimmed and tidy, as regular trims will remove any damaged ends.
Choose the Best Product!
Know what products work best for your hair. Use masks designed for deep conditioning daily conditioner or leave-in, is also recommended. Essential oils can be adding to create shine and smoothness. If you flat iron often, you may want to use some products with heat protection.
Choose the right dye for less damage, and follow your stylist’s instructions. Once coloured, wait a couple days before you shampoo. This way the colour sets and oils will add a layer of protection against fading. Use colour-protecting products to further help your hair stay in top-condition and colour. Rinse with cooler, rather that hot, water. Although we love our hot showers, the temperature can cause moisture loss.