Nothing equals the uplifting feeling of a fresh dye job, as you run your fingers through your silky smooth locks and step out into the world with a renewed sense of confidence.
Whether you are simply refreshing your highlights or opting for an invigorating new permanent colour, our premium salon is renowned for their precision and attention to detail.
After the time, effort and money you have invested into your beautifully renewed tresses, it is important to follow some simple steps to keep the colour locked in for longer.
Whether you have chosen a natural blonde tone, deep brunette or a hue picked from the rainbow, these tips will help your colour to shine until your next appointment.
After colouring, you should wait a full three days before washing your hair to avoid unnecessary colour fading. This is because the cuticle layer is opened when it is coloured, to enable the dye to penetrate the hair shaft and take hold. By allowing this grace period, you are allowing the cuticle layer to fully close and stop the colour from washing out.
When you do wash your colour treated hair, reach for a bottle of colour-protecting shampoo which will help your colour to last longer, while maintaining the health of your strands after the dyeing process. The most important thing to look for is a shampoo which is sulphate free, as this ingredient is known to strip colour away from hair due to its salt content.
A nourishing shampoo such as Kerastase Bain Fluidéaliste Sulfate Free is ideal for colour or chemically treated hair, leaving you with smooth and soft tresses. For blonde, lightened or highlighted hair, seek out Kerastase Bain Ultra-Violet purple shampoo, to neutralise brassiness and unwanted yellow tones for a nourished cool blonde.
Looking for sulphate-free options is important when shopping for both your shampoo and conditioner.
If you have a fun and funky dye job, such as a bright pink or purple, speak to your Rebecca Oates colourist about adding a small amount of dye to your conditioner when washing your hair. This will give your locks a colour refresh each wash until your roots grow out. They will give you the best advice on how to execute this technique properly.
Although stepping under super hot water in your shower at the end of the day feels relaxing on your muscles, it can wreak havoc on your colour treated hair. This is because the heat opends the surface of the hair strand, allowing the dye molecules to escape. Turn the dial back to a cooler temperature to help prolong the brilliance of the permanent hair colour.
Frequent washing not only strips your hair of its moisturising natural oils (which also help to maintain your dyed hair), but also washes out small amounts of dye each time. Washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner every day should be avoided – try and limit your washes to 3 or less times a week.
This is when dry shampoo becomes your best friend, as you can use the colour-safe versions to refresh your hair on the off days.
Blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons cause damage to your hair with each use, but there are ways to limit the damage caused by these tools. As dyed hair is more susceptible to damage, it is more important than ever to employ protective measures.
Skip blow drying when possible, instead allowing your hair to air-dry naturally. Always apply a heat-protecting product, such as Kerastase’s Nectar Thermique before heat styling and keep your appliance on its lowest heat setting. Protect your hair by only using heat-styling tools on completely dried hair.
As heat styling dries out your strands, it is worth investing in a deep conditioning serum or mask to add to your hair care regime. Kerastase Masque Chromatique is a rich treatment mask for both thick and fine hair type options. The product captures pigment in the hair fibre, nourishes the strands and offers UV protection.
Our Bicton hairdressers know impeccable technique is essential to producing a great colour.
Rebecca Oates’ colourists are acclaimed for their precision and attention to detail – whether it is to cover grey with a hue that perfectly matches your skin tone or highlights so fine it appears to be your natural hair.
Our team of Bicton hairdressers employ a blonde balayage technique which blends so well, anyone would think you spent the summer in Europe.
We believe in preserving the health and shine of your hair and we will go to lengths to avoid compromising the integrity of your hair.
Our expert stylists will provide you with the knowledge and product recommendations to ensure your lustrous locks are kept in premium condition after stepping out of our luxury salon.
Call our Bicton hairdressing salon now on (08) 9319 1748 or lock in your appointment online.