If you get your hair coloured or bleached, it’s not just the processing part that needs care and attention – it’s how you look after it at home too!
You’ll want to keep it looking fresh for as long as possible, so the products you use are vital to ensure it stays in the best condition.
In my previous post, you can see my hair is bleached, and then a toner is applied to achieve the icy white colour. However, toners do fade after a few weeks, and even sooner if you wash it often.
So how can you keep the colour and vibrancy of it in between salon visits? Simple, it’s all about the products you use.
Avoid washing your hair every day
First things first, I want to chat about how many times you wash your hair a week. I’ll admit I used to wash my hair every day because I thought it looked greasy after a few hours. It probably didn’t and after chatting to my stylist Cameron about how quickly it would fade - I soon started leaving it a few days between full washes.
Choosing the right products
The products you use are a vital part of the aftercare process. For me, keeping the cool tones is essential. I used to think that I needed to soak my locks in purple shampoo for ages to keep it looking fresh. Most often, this just created a purple tint and washed out pretty quickly. However, now I take a completely different approach.
The products you use every day can help to keep the colour fresher for longer and improve the condition of your hair. I have been trying some products for the past few months, and here are my recommendations if you need an extra boost for your colour treated hair.
Kevin Murphy Repair range
These products are great for colour treated hair. They are enriched with powerful proteins and amino acids to strengthen the hair from root to tip. Check out the products I’m using at the moment:
REPAIR-ME.WASH – A restorative shampoo that cleanses, strengths and repairs hair.
REPAIR-ME.RINSE – A reparative conditioner that nourishes and restores health and vibrancy.
LEAVE-IN.REPAIR – A lightweight leave-in conditioning treatment that repairs and restores fragile hair.
RE.STORE – An ultra-conditioning treatment to replenish dry and damaged hair. It’s designed to be used in place of shampoo and conditioner once a week.
SHIMMER SHINE – A treatment and finishing spray that adds a glossy and radiant shine to your hair.
Each of the above products is available at Steven & Laurent Hairdressers. Plus, your stylist can chat to you about which are suitable for your hair type.
You don’t have to use a lot of each product when you’re applying it either. Trust me; you’ll know if you’ve applied too much :)
I leave my hair for approximately 8-9 weeks between appointments. In that time, I use purple shampoo maybe once or twice because the Kevin Murphy products help to keep it in the best condition.
It’s also advisable to chat to your stylist about purple shampoos, as they can be harsh on your hair and lead to breakage if used regularly.
Kevin Murphy sets
Whether you want to get a few products for yourself, or are buying for someone special - there is a selection of haircare sets available at the salon that make the perfect gift.