Hair colour is a popular style statement these days. It is no longer the age when hair colour was used to cover the greys or get grey coverage. Now, young men and women also experiment with hair color like blonde, brunette, even red and purple. If you've recently colored your hair, you probably want to do everything you can to protect the new color and keep it looking vibrant and fresh for as long as possible. One important step in maintaining the health and appearance of colored hair is choosing the right shampoo. The right shampoo is critical to maintaining the color and health of your hair. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which one is the best for your needs?
Here are some tips to help you choose a shampoo that's good for colored hair:
- Look for a sulphate-free shampoo , preferably one that is paraben free also
Sulphates are harsh detergents that can strip your hair of its natural oils and color. When you're looking for a shampoo for colored hair, it's important to choose one that's sulphate-free. This will help keep your hair hydrated and prevent the color from fading. But do remember, that a sulphate free shampoo usually has lesser lather than the regular ones – sulphate is the group of chemicals that lead to foaming or lathering.
- Choose a shampoo with herbal ingredients
Many shampoos are formulated with ingredients that help protect hair naturally. Look for shampoos that contain herbs or herbal extracts which have hair loss prevention and color prevention properties. Some of these herbal extracts also protect the hair from environmental factors like sun exposure and pollution. Consider shampoos which have herbal extracts like safed chandan, methi and chana dal which can help strengthen hair and prevent breakage, along with conditioning.
When choosing a hair oil for coloured or treated hair, try and go for one which is ayurveda based. An ayurvedic hair oil which has extracts of herbs like brahmi, bhringraj, aloe vera , amla etc. These hair oils are good usually for all hair types – whether straight or curly. A good hair oiling routine helps keep your hair bouncy and healthy. It helps to reduce hair fall and improve hair growth.
- Read reviews
Finally, it's always a good idea to read reviews from other people who have used the shampoo you're considering. This can give you a better idea of how the shampoo works on colored hair and whether it's effective at preventing color fade and maintaining hair health.
Apart from these steps, avoid washing your hair too frequently, and protect your hair from heat styling tools and the sun's harmful rays. With a little bit of care, you can keep your hair looking vibrant and beautiful for weeks and months after your color appointment!Image by haritanita on Freepik