Colour Specialist Nadine shares her 5 top tips for your coloured hair!

Tip 1. Condition as you color
Condition at every step of the colouring process, not just afterwards – that’s the mistake everyone makes. Next time you are in the salon ask your colourist to use L’Oreal Smart Bond when lifting or colouring your hair (you can use step 3 weekly at home) to rebuild the hair bonds before any coloring treatment, which gives the hair strength.

Tip 2. Give your hair a week off
Stay away from heat after coloring and don’t go straight back into styling, It really affects condition, texture and color. Hair is particularly sensitized afterwards, so styling it is like applying more heat on top of sunburn.

Tip 3. Don’t stress out wet hair
Hair is at its weakest when wet, so even tying your hair back adds stress and tension, causing it to break. Allowing hair to air-dry for just five to 10 minutes, resisting the urge to brush through, will let hair regain its strength.

Tip 4. Treat your hair consistently
There is no one miracle product that’s going to transform your hair. The key to beautiful hair is conditioning and treating on a regular basis. With styling, pollution and general wear and tear, hair is always in need of more moisture and protein, so ensure you apply a mask every few days.

Tip 5. Be savvy about shampoo
Use a quality shampoo and conditioner, I highly recommend Kerastase. We have a vast selection of products ask your colourist next time which would be the best one for you.
Avoid over-washing. Any color is super-delicate, so I recommend using dry shampoo whenever possible to extend time between washes.

I hope to see you in the salon soon,

Nadine x

 



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