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Hair Goals: How to maintain coloured hair

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Goal setting is a great way to focus on a target or objective you want to achieve and gives you the motivation to affect that change within your daily routine. We often take the time to set food, fitness, or fashion goals but your hair needs some love, too. It’s time to make some hair resolutions to pursue your hair goals!

So, if you wish for colour protection and a healthy shine for your hair from all the recent colouring, setting a hair goal is a great way to keep your routine fresh and set steps to shiny and vibrant hair. 

As part of your SalonLab&Me consultation, your hairdresser will help you set hair goals and then recommend the most suitable products to help you achieve them. Let’s deep dive into a popular goal – Colour Shine & Brilliance!

#1 Hair Goal: Colour Shine & Brilliance
For those who have coloured hair and are looking to keep your colour fresh and vibrant. This makes Colour Shine & Brilliance a common hair goal for maintaining colour shine and radiance.

Discover the best routine for caring for coloured hair with these tips from the SalonLab&Me experts...

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Why does hair colour fade?

Hair is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from our surroundings. When we wash our hair, it absorbs a significant amount of water, causing the diameter of the hair to expand. In addition, if your hair is damaged it tends to have higher porosity, making it more susceptible to colour pigment loss and resulting in faded hair colour over time.

Preserving the colour dyes within the hair fibre is crucial. To achieve this, it is recommended to use hair care products such as shampoo, conditioner, and additional care treatments that not only provide nourishment but also offer protection for the hair colour. By doing so, we can maintain vibrant and glossy hair that retains the colour pigments more effectively, prolonging the desired colour results for an extended period.

"The key to maintaining vibrant hair colour starts with well-conditioned, nourished locks."

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How to maintain coloured hair

There are a few ways you can help to keep your hair colour lasting as long as possible while ensuring hair feels healthy and looks shiny and brilliant!

1.

Avoid washing your hair for up to 72 hours after colouring
Try to hold out washing your hair for at least 72 hours after colouring, otherwise, the colour can fade more easily. The chemical processing during hair colouring leaves the hair cuticle open and prone to damage. Dying your hair chemically alters the hair structure which makes hair more porous and susceptible to damage.

2.

Use a colour protectant shampoo
The type of shampoo you use plays a key role in keeping your hair colour from losing its vibrancy. When washing your hair, use the SalonLab&Me Shampoo recommended for your coloured hair. It will protect your hair as well as balance its natural pH. Colour-safe shampoos help to maintain your hair colour for longer. They also contain hydrating and nourishing ingredients that help to strengthen and repair your hair.

3.

Wash your hair less often
Washing your coloured hair often can cause the colour to fade. Frequent washing also strips your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, dull and lifeless. Wash your hair every two or three days to help keep your colour vibrant for longer and avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils.

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4.

Condition condition condition!
When we colour our hair, it becomes more fragile, using your SalonLab&Me Conditioner and/or Spray Conditioner helps to improve your hair and provide your hair with shine and vibrancy!

5.

Use a hair mask weekly! 
Apply your SalonLab&Me Colour Mask, matched bespoke to your shade, to keep your colour shiny and fresh! As a deep conditioning treatment it contains bonding ingredients and it helps to strengthen your hair while giving instant shine.

Use your SalonLab&Me Colour Mask once or twice a week and work it into damp, clean hair (post-shampoo), gently comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb and leave for up to 10 minutes. It enhances and refreshes your hair colour, while giving it instant shine!

Discover our step-by-step guide on how to refresh your shade with a hair colour mask here.

6.

Limit heat styling where possible!
Excessive heat can cause damage to your hair, leading to dryness, breakage, and loss of colour and shine. Air dry whenever possible! Instead of using a hairdryer, allow your hair to dry naturally, this method is much gentler on your hair and helps retain moisture and longer-lasting colour.

Embrace your natural hair and reduce the need for heat styling. Why not try heatless styling methods such as heatless curls, discover our professional tips on creating heatless curls here.

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By incorporating these tips into your haircare routine, it will help you take the first steps towards your goal to maintain colour shine and brilliance.

There are many other ways to care for your hair, discover more from our Haircare Guide for the latest how-to’s, pro tips and haircare advice:

Hair Goals: How to repair damaged hair
Setting a hair goal is a great way to keep your routine fresh and creates the perfect first steps to healthy-looking hair. We have all experienced some form of hair damage, from dryness and brittleness to split ends, frizz, and breakage. Discover the best repair routine for your hair with these tips from the SalonLab&Me experts… Read the article here.

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