Whether you’ve got cherry crush hair colour or prefer a shade of cappuccino, there are certain things that can leave your hair colour a little lacklustre. Even if they’re not intentional habits, they can still do a fair amount of damage to your hair vibrancy. Are you guilty of any of these? If you are, it’s not too late to change things.
Sacrificing your hair to the heat gods.
Eeeeek. We know how it is. Those fly-aways aren’t going to tame themselves without intervention. Believe it or not, that flat iron you swear by and your go-to hairdryer are taking your colour from fab to drab.
Even if you aren’t rocking a bold statement like cherry crush hair, heat can really wreak havoc with your colour. If you can’t go cold turkey, maybe alternate between days of the week where you do and don’t use heat to style your hair. The good news is, natural is in so if you’ve got insane curls, waves and textures, now is the time to embrace it. Your hair will definitely love you for it.
Lathering up far too often.
Fight the urge to over-wash.
How many times a week do you wash your hair? We’ve heard some people say that due to hitting the gym, they’re lathering up every single day. If this is you, now’s the time to stop. Not only does excessive hair washing strip your scalp of vital nutrients, but it also tones down your colour in a major way. This is especially true if you’re using anti-dandruff shampoos.
The recommended number of times that you should be shampooing ranges from two to three times a week. Dry shampoo is a great way to keep your mane looking fresh between washes. It also means that you use less water so you’re helping the environment too. Now that’s what we call a beauty win-win!
Using really hot water when you do wash your hair.
There’s just something about a super hot shower that really seems to wash away the day’s stresses, right? The bad news is that it can really damage your hair follicles and your hair colour. The hotter the water temperature, the greater your chances of fading your chosen shade. Now that we’re experiencing warm weather, why not go a little cooler? You’ll also lessen the likelihood of your hair frizzing too.
Forgetting to soak hair before swimming.
Never dive in without wetting your hair first.
Did you know that your hair is one of the most absorbent materials? If you think of your hair the same way you would a sponge, a dry sponge is able to soak up way more water than a sponge that is already wet. Now consider the chlorinated water of a swimming pool. If your tresses are dry, they’ll take in way more chlorine than they would if they were wet. Simply wet your hair with clean water before you dive in and you’ll be able to keep your colour vibrant for longer.
Not rinsing out chlorine properly before drying your hair.
Whilst we’re on the topic of swimming, chlorine tends to bond to your locks once your hair is dry. This means it’s tough to wash out if it’s been allowed to dry along with your hair. As a result, it could be inflicting damage long after you’ve gotten out of the pool. Don’t risk a dull hair colour. Rather rinse your hair with clean water before letting it dry.
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