Prevent Hair Colour Fade

Protect Your Hair Colour Over Summer Terence Paul Cheshire Hair Salons

Tips To Prevent Hair Colour Fade
From Terence Paul Hair Salons in Greater Manchester

It's a great feeling when you walk out of the salon with your newly coloured hair looking fresh and fabulous.  Although we use top quality hair colour products from Wella, it's natural that your colour will gradually start to fade, which is not such a great feeling!  Especially during the summer when sunshine and holidays can make it fade more quickly.

So what can you do?  At Terence Paul we want you to keep that salon-fresh hair colour feeling for as long as possible, so we've created these top tips to help prevent your hair colour from fading.  

There are many simple changes you can make and things you can do to keep your hair colour looking glossy and vibrant for longer.

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Be Careful When You Wash Your Hair

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If possible, you should ideally wait 72 hours before washing your hair after having your hair coloured (but we understand this may feel like a long time, especially if you've been to the gym!)   If you can hold off, however, this will allow your hair cuticle the three full days it ideally needs to reseal itself after the hair colouring process.  Once it is sealed the colour is more firmly established inside your hair so you won't wash any of it away so easily.

Think carefully about how frequently you wash your hair after this, as the more you do so, the more your hair colour will fade. If you currently wash your hair every day, try washing it every other day!

When you wash your hair, we recommend applying the shampoo to the roots of your hair only, as this is where the oil and dirt builds up.  Applying shampoo shampoo to the lengths of your hair can strip the colour away, especially if you aren't using specialist colour protection products.

When it comes to conditioning your hair, focus on the mid-lengths to ends of your hair as this is where the damage tends to be. Avoid the roots to prevent your hair looking greasy too quickly (and thus having to be washed again!)

Use The Right Products For Colour-Treated Hair

Prevent hair colour fade advice from Cheshire hairdressersWhen choosing shampoo and conditioner, it's important to use the right products for colour-treated hair.  It's a false economy to use cheap brands with harsh chemicals.  Instead, we recommend you protect your investment in your hair colour by choosing professional salon quality products.   

In particular, look out for sulphate-free hair products, which are gentler on the hair.  Speak to your Terence Paul colourist who can recommend the best Wella products for your hair.   As well as using the correct shampoo you should also use a good quality conditioner or hair mask as the colouring process can leave your hair dry, which can make it become brittle and look dull.

If you feel that your hair colour has faded and need a top-up, you can refresh your hair colour with a shampoo specifically for your hair colour. For example, remove brassy tones from blonde hair with a purple shampoo, such as the new Wella System Professional Luxe Blonde shampoo.

Boost Your Colour With Wella Professionals INVIGO Color Recharge

Wella Invigo Color Recharge at Terence Paul Hair Salons CheshireWith different formulations for blondes, red hair, warm reds and brunette hair colours, the Wella Professionals Invigo Color Recharge shampoos and conditioners refresh and maintain the multi-dimensional colour of blondes, reds and brunette tones, leaving hair intensively conditioned.

The products also contain colour pigments to help maintain the brightness and vibrancy of your hair colour between colour appointments.

Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage and the Sun

Protect Hair Colour From Sun Damage Wella Hair Salon AdviceWe all know that heated styling tools can damage our hair if  used without protection, and the same applies to UV rays and heat from the sun.  The sun's rays can break down chemical bonds in the hair which can result in your hair becoming dull, brittle and dry and your colour looking faded. Protect your hair from the sun by wearing a hat or apply an SPF for the hair, such as Wella Invigo.  The range includes product which will protect and repair coloured hair before, during and after sun exposure. 

Meanwhile, if you want to use heated styling tools on your hair (and it's best avoided if possible!), always make sure you use heat protection, such as Wella EIMI.  Speak to your stylist for advice on the best product to use.

Wella Ultimate Repair Treatments For Coloured Hair

Wella Ultimate Repair Treatments Terence Paul Cheshire Hair SalonsIf you're looking for a treatment to keep your coloured hair in top condition and thus keep your colour glowing, we highly recommend new Wella Ultimate Repair.  This innovative new hair care routine will repair your hair both inside and out for visibly shinier hair.

You will notice that your hair colour looks more vibrant, healthy and shiny with an Ultimate Repair treatment in the salon and the range includes products that you can use at home to help keep your hair in peak condition.

Book An Appointment with Your Local Terence Paul Hairdressers in Cheshire

The best way to ensure that your hair colour stays looking incredible is to book regular hair colour appointments with the experts at our Cheshire hairdressing salons.  To contact your local Terence Paul salon, please call using the numbers at the bottom of the page.