Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to live their life in full colour?! If having beautifully coloured hair is one of your hair goals, then these 10 top tips will help you keep your hair healthy and glossy. From advising on the best shampoo for colour-treated hair to how to protect hair from the sun, we’ve got your colour covered!
The truth is, not all shampoos are formulated the same way, and certain shampoos are more compatible for certain hair types or hair problems. It’s important to look at the ingredients and formulation of the shampoo before you purchase one. Using the right kind of shampoo is key to reaping the colour-protecting benefits in between salon appointments, leaving hair with a smooth, high-shine finish.
The most important thing you can do for your hair is to keep it hydrated! If your hair is hydrated, your colour will last longer and your hair will look and feel soft and shiny with less flyaways and frizz. Like using a weekly treatment in a skincare regime, hair masks and conditioners are essential to keep your hair thriving! After shampooing your hair, use Sebastian Professional Hydre Conditioner through mid-lengths to ends. For a deeper conditioning treatment once a week, apply Sebastian Professional Hydre Mask. This intense, nourishing formula rehydrates dry, frizzy and chemically-treated hair. Colour-safe for silky body and shine
It may sound obvious, but the more you wash your hair, the quicker colour molecules will fade. Whenever hair gets wet, each individual strand swells and a small amount of colour pigment seeps out, which is why extending the washing cycle is a must to keep your hair looking fresh. It is also good to allow your natural oils to come through as they nourish your scalp which prevents it from drying out and going flaky. Use dry shampoo on the days in between to keep your hair from looking and smelling like it needs a wash! Sebastian Professional Drynamic Dry Shampoo instantly refreshes hair, adds texture, and recharges hair’s stylability.
Aside from tanning your skin, the sun can also lighten and fade your hair shade. To protect your colour in the sun, use Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Lite styling treatment. It has active target conditioners to restore undernourished hair, enhance manageability and regain radiant shine with UV protection. Simply spray on damp hair, air-dry for soft waves, blow-dry for a touchable look, or use hot tools for refined curls. Mist over dry hair anytime for a style boost. Works best on medium to fine hair.
To achieve the most even-toned, healthy-looking colour possible, make sure you have regular trims alongside your colour appointments. Split ends create a dry, sensitized base for hair dye, meaning the colour may not absorb into hair properly or penetrate deep enough. Keeping ends freshly trimmed means a healthier hair base for your colour shade.
Whether blow drying, curling or straightening, heat can cause hair to become sensitized, resulting in a dry, unmanageable texture – which can leave your signature shade looking flat and dull, as colour always looks at its best on shiny, healthy hair. Skip the heat and airdry when possible! Sebastian Professional Trilliant Spray with rock crystal extract is designed to gently condition and protect hair while adding body and sparkling shine. Spray on damp hair just before blow-drying for stunning body and brilliant shine. For heat protection and a smoothing shine, use sparingly on dry hair with hot tools.
Make sure you use a clarifying shampoo a few days before heading to the salon to remove all residue ahead of your colour appointment. It’s best not to wash your hair on the day of the appointment, as natural sebum oils will help to protect the scalp during the colouring process. Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo will leave locks fresh, clean and prepped for your new shade. With rock crystal extract, it cleanses and polishes the surface of the hair, removing residue, and smooths the cuticle layer for smoother surfaces and greater light reflection.
Wellaplex creates a healthy-looking finish for any hair type. The smart formula helps to reduce damage and add strength to every strand by reinforcing the hair bonds from within. Wellaplex is recommended with all lightening services to reduce damage.
Over-processed coloured hair can often appear dull a few weeks after a salon visit due to daily washing and environmental aggressors. Sebastian Professional Penetraitt shampoo, conditioner and masque – with an active rescue system penetrates hair to guard against stress caused by chemicals and heat damage.
Use Sebastian Professional Volupt – a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner with revolutionary cushioning particles for soft volume, to shield in lightness and enhance style.Find a salon