How to keep coloured hair healthy & vibrant

It’s not impossible 

Colouring your hair is a big decision to make because of the risk you take with the healthiness of your hair. 

If you opt for a lighter colour, which is likely if you have Afro-textured hair, your colourist will have to lift the pigment out of your hair with a bleach or a pre-lightener. When the pigment is stripped from your strand it leaves it more vulnerable to breakage. 

To avoid your hair snapping as a result of your new colour it’s super important that you keep your strands moisturised at all times. Here are just a few ways to protect your newly coloured mane. 

Deep condition 


This is one of the best ways to ensure your hair has the best chance of recovery after any chemical treatment. Using a masque like the KeraCare Intensive Restorative Masque has been proven to help strengthen hair up to 42%. Apply after washing the hair and cover with a plastic cap for 20 minutes to truly see the results. Not only will your colour look vibrant it’ll feel smooth and detangle easily. 

Minimise heat 

To keep any hair healthy heat styling should be kept minimal, but this is especially important when it comes to coloured hair. When exposed to constant heat coloured hair can become dull looking and change colour over time as the dye reacts to the temperature. So if you are heat styling make sure you’re protecting you hair to give your colour the best chance of longevity. Our KeraCare Silken Seal can be used on both wet and dry hair to protect whilst blow-drying and straightening. 

Let loose 

As we mentioned before, dyed hair that has had to be pre-lightened is a lot more delicate than virgin hair and therefore is now more likely to break and snap. Wearing your hair loose is a small way to avoid breakage as hair-bands weaken the hair further at the point of demarcation. Switch up your styling by experimenting with different updo options that are looser and can be created with grips and hairpins instead of hair-bands. 

Colour protect 

Switching your shampoo and conditioner to a colour safe duo will help your look last as long as possible. Our KeraCare Shampoo for Colour Treated Hair is perfect for protecting your colour long-term. Not only does it maintain colour, the exclusive patented Fiber Strengthening Complex protects hair from thermal damage too. Following this up with our matching conditioner KeraCare KeraCare Conditioner for Colour Treated Hair which will help to moisturise and fortify your hair and keep your colour looking fresh.

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