Give your coloured hair the most essential care during lockdown!

IANS | May 06, 2020, 03:44 PM IST

Colouring your hair boosts confidence and one feels transformed; but coloured hair also needs special care. Over a period of time, the optimum state of grace of any hair colour fades. The sun`s harmful UV rays, pollution, excessive styling, chemical treatments and an incorrect haircare routine, become important concerns. During this lockdown, Monisha Bhatia, Head of Education, Kerastase India, shares the basic care for coloured hair to help your colour last longer. Here are a few dos and don'ts

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Don't shampoo too often:

Don't shampoo too often:

Wash your hair less frequently. Shampooing twice a week is recommended, although those with oily roots can shampoo more frequently. Photo:Pixabay

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Don't Over-style:

Don't Over-style:

Excessive heat will strip away your hair of colour and hydration and lead to dry & damaged hair. To avoid these problems while using hot tools, using a heat protectant product before blow drying or styling is a must! This will help reduce moisture loss, smoothen the cuticles of the hair, and protect from humidity. Photo:Pixabay

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Don't colour your hair at home:

Don't colour your hair at home:

So, if your roots are showing, wear a head band or a scarf. Wait for your salon to open to get that perfect hair colour. Photo:Pixabay

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Do Know Your Hair's Natural Porosity

Do Know Your Hair's Natural Porosity

Be aware of your hair`s natural porosity before committing to colour treatments, especially bleach, because it will give you a better idea of the intensity of the treatments you can use. For example, if your hair has higher porosity, I would recommend not to frequently colour and chemically treat the hair, since it`s already weak and prone to damage. Photo:Pixabay

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Do Use Lukewarm Water

Do Use Lukewarm Water

Use lukewarm or cool water/ turn down water temperature: Hot water can cause colour to fade sooner. Washing hair with hot water, opens your hair cuticles allowing your colour to wash out sooner. Photo:Pixabay

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Do Use Masque

Do Use Masque


Use a masque every time you shampoo, and keep it on for 5 minutes - till you finish your shower. A deeply nourishing masque will ensure your colored hair looks and feels healthy. Even if you have fine hair, condition the mid-lengths & ends as they require most care.
Deep conditioning ? Apply the masque, make a bun and put on a shower cap. Wash out after 5 minutes. Kerastase masques act fast and go deep because of their advanced formulae. Photo:Pixabay

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Do Stay Out of the Sun

Do Stay Out of the Sun

Protect your hair from the sun: UV rays fade hair colour and dehydrate strands. With summer coming up, it`s all the more important to preserve your hair colour. Otherwise, your hair colour can turn brassy or dull a lot quicker than if it were to fade naturally. Use a colour protecting leave-in and cover your hair with a scarf/hat when going out in extreme sunlight. Photo:Pixabay