After a few years of having bright orange box dye coloured hair, I bit the bullet (my bank account) and went to have my hair professionally coloured. Back in May I had fire-like Phoenix hair. A few weeks ago my incredible hair colourist Emily turned me pink, bright, luminous, shiny PINK!
There are a few things that I do to keep my coloured hair looking vibrant and feeling healthy.
My hair is pretty versatile and takes well to dye. My hair was bleached to lighten it and remove the orange and red tones from the previous colour. Two different colour dyed were applied to my hair. The darker colour on top gives it lots of texture and dimension. Six hours in the chair and I got my pink unicorn hair.
Eight tips for maintaining healthy happy hair
- Avoiding heat and allowing hair to air dry is such a simple way to keep coloured hair vibrant and healthy. I wash my hair at night, just have to make sure I put a towel on my pillow incase to avoid getting pink sheets!
- Clean coloured hair with a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner. I’m using L’Anza Healing Colour Care on recommendation from my colourist. It is a bit pricey in comparison to drug store brands however, a little bit goes a long way rather than high street brands, and you can tell the difference in quality.
- Step away from the hot tap. Rinsing your hair off with the cool or lukewarm water will help keep your coloured hair brighter for longer.
- Washing hair less frequently – train your hair by going that extra day in between washes and invest in a good quality dry shampoo.
- Do a hair mask once a week: leaving a mask on for 5-10 minutes, will help replenish and nourish your hair, making it feeling smooth and sleek.
- Nourish coloured hair with an oil product. I love the Garnier Ultimate Blends Sleek Perfector Oil. I always repurchase this product. This oil gives a great shine and protects up to 220 degrees.
- Use heat protecting products when using hot tools, I love the scent of the GHD Heat Protect Spray, apply this all over your hair before using a hair dryer, straightener or curling wand.
- Get regular trims. The best way to keep your hair healthy and happy is to get regular trims. You don’t have to go super sort, but just enough to keep those annoying split ends at bay.
I usually have my hair coloured around every 8-10 weeks. All this is so I don’t do any more damage to my long pink locks!
What are your favourite hair care products? Have you ever dared to go to an extravagant colour?