Give your coloured hair the most essential care during lockdown!
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
Don't shampoo too often:
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
Don't colour your hair at home:
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
Do Use Lukewarm Water
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
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