9 Essential Products for Looking After Dyed Hair
For many of us, a cheap box of semi-permanent colour from the local pharmacy was our first foray into world of hair-dye. And while we might have graduated from the stained baths and searing eyes of disastrous home bleach jobs, and since joined the salon world of glossy magazines, comfy chairs, and those dreamy head massages, escaping the straw-like nightmare of damaged hair is still a very relevant issue for anyone who enjoys a regular tint.
So you don’t have to sacrifice the health of your hair for the sake of your desired hue, we’ve put together a selection of some of our favourite products for treating and protecting dyed hair. From restorative treatments to invisible dry shampoos, these nine products are necessities for all colour addicts.
With natural ingredients like turkey tail mushroom and bamboo leaf extract, this shampoo by Briogeo is nourishing, supportive of growth, and boasts a fantastic colour-lock complex - therefore protecting your hair from the dreaded fade.
A completely vegan formula that's ideal for those who want to hang on to that freshly-dyed, vivid colour for as long as possible.
If you're prone to snoozing through your hair-washing time in favour of reaching for the dry shampoo, then you're probably no stranger to the dreaded white residue.
But say goodbye to the snow-topped scalp with this life-saver from Bumble and bumble - it absorbs oil at the root, nourishes dry ends, and produces no residue. An invisible companion to coloured hair that, in all honesty, could really do with a wash.
A treatment that not so long ago was only available at an additional cost in the salon, OLAPLEX is renowned by stylists for its ability to turn dry and brittle hair that's been damaged by bleach and heat-styling, into luscious and healthy locks.
A deep-conditioning and repairing treatment, comb this miracle-worker through damp hair and leave on for ten minutes, before rinsing with shampoo and conditioner.
When we're feeling burnt out and a little bit temperamental, TLC and time to rest is generally what we crave - whether it be in the form of a cuddle, a long soak in the bath, binging a Netflix series. So when too much bleach and styling with heat leaves our hair feeling frazzled and fragile, isn't it also entitled to a mane-friendly version of wolfing down a tub of ice-cream?
Enter Angel.Wash - a gentle and light shampoo that takes fine, fragile and broken hair, and carefully pumps some love back into it. The fabulous formula of strengthening wheat and oat proteins, soothing rose canina fruit extract, and colour-locking tangerine peel oil will leave you with cleansed and silky, rather than straw-like, strands.
This epic mask will completely bring your hair back to life. Intensively moisturising, it's enriched with sunflower seed extract and micro wheat proteins that hydrate hair and boost elasticity, while also imparting enviable shine, strength and colour vibrancy.
Want ultimate softness? Put the treatment on, and wrap your hair in a warm towel for 10-20 minutes before washing it off. You'll honestly feel like you're in a spa.
Spritz this lightweight, illuminating serum through the lengths of weakened, colour-treated hair to bring back some of that salon-fresh shine and sparkle. As well as this, it acts as a protective, invisible shield between your hair and the colour-compromising effects of everyday exposure to the elements.
Enhancing lustre, whilst also making your colour last longer, this product is a handy must-have for those keen to put a bit more space between their salon visits.
This is no run-of-the-mill purple shampoo - swap your preconceptions of a liquid that's a gentle, lilac hue for one that more closely resembles the deep and rich colour of an aubergine.
Lather the product into super-lightened, grey or bleached hair that's gone a little too brassy, and leave on for just 3-5 minutes for a transformation from yellow-tinged tufts to ashy-toned tresses. Just remember to keep an eye on the time, or you'll cross that crucial line between 'vibrant' and 'violet'!
The ultimate prescription for hair that's been left dull and dry, these pills are a must if your hair is prone to drinking conditioner, you've had one too many bleaches, there's more frizz than you'd like, or those who've become a slave to their flaky scalps.
Like a moisturiser for parched manes, these pills pack a powerful punch of Vitamin E, iron, and silica - all of which feed hair follicles with intense hydrating nutrients.
If you're getting ready for a trip to the hairdressers, or just keen to hit reset on your tresses, clarifying shampoo is your ideal solution. With this fabulous product from Noughty, you can say bye to build-up - whether it's caused by urban pollution, hard water, chlorine or just the general residue left by styling products.
Infused with detoxifying peppermint and sorrel leaf extracts, this 97% natural blend will cleanse and purify your hair, whilst also leaving it feeling fresh and clean.