First times - Tips for colouring your hair
Top five things we wish we’d known!
(like all the time!)
The more porous your hair is – that is, the drier it feels and the more split ends it has - the quicker your colour fades. So, it’s definitely worth using a conditioner every time you wash your hair and, if you can squeeze it in, a hair mask once a week.
A colour protecting shampoo and conditioner can make a real difference – where possible choose one that’s specific for your shade.
Avoid styling products that have alcohol in the ingredients as they’ll dry your hair out and will strip your colour faster.
We’re not saying don’t shower! But the more you shampoo, the more you rinse out your colour. You can always use a dry shampoo between washes if you need to.
When you wash your hair, use warm water (not super-hot) and think about trying a filtered shower head (it takes out some of the iron and limescale) which can also protect your colour.
Touching up your roots saves you from having to do an all over colour. It’s super quick to do (like 10 mins) and looks great. Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy is simple to use and available in 18 shades.
A glossing treatment is also a great way not only to keep your colour looking fresh, but your locks in top-notch condition. You can apply our Colour Gloss-Up straight from a tube and get a colour + nourishing boost lasts for up to 10 washes (the only downside is that it won’t cover grey).
Heated appliances like straighteners (and the heat from the sun) also fade colour so it's worth using a heat protector when you style (and wearing a hat in the sun!)
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