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Aftercare for Coloured hair

Aftercare for Coloured Hair


  1. Use the Recommended Products:
    • During your appointment, I will recommend the ideal hair care products tailored to your specific colour and needs. These recommendations will maintain your colour’s longevity, and using these products will help you achieve the best results.
  2. Wait Before Washing:
    • Don’t wash your hair for at least 48 hours after your colour service. This allows the colour to settle and helps preserve the longevity locking in those beautiful tones. Additionally, it benefits the scalp by allowing natural oils to hydrate and protect the hair.
  3. Be Cautious with Heat Styling:
    • For the next 48 hours, try to avoid using heat-styling tools such as flat irons, curling wands, and hairdryers. Heat can compromise the longevity of your colour. When you do resume heat styling, always apply a heat protectant spray—options like Eleven Australia’s Miracle Spray, Smooth Me Now Thermal Spray, or Keep My Colour Blonde Toning Spray work wonders.
  4. Choose Sulphate-Free Shampoo:
    • If you haven’t purchased the recommended shampoo yet, consider this: Does your current shampoo contain sulphates? Regular shampoos with harsh chemicals can strip away colour, leading to premature fading. Opt for sulphate-free alternatives—they’re gentler on your hair and help maintain the desired tone.
  5. Limit Washing Frequency and Water Temperature:
    • Frequent washing accelerates colour fade. To prolong your colour’s life, try not to over-wash your hair and keep the temperature down when you do (I’m not taking freezing, just not super hot!) dry shampoo between regular washes is your new friend!
  6. Healthy Hair, Longer Color Lasting:
    • Using the products I recommended during your appointment isn’t just about colour—it’s also about overall hair health. Healthy hair holds colour better, so stick to the regimen to enjoy prolonged vibrancy.
  7. Embrace the K18 Mask:
    • The K18 Mask is a game-changer! Incorporate it into your home hair care routine. This mask works wonders by transforming your hair, restoring strength, and enhancing shine. Trust me, your hair will thank you!
  8. Detox Your Hair:
    • This is a great tip whether your hair is coloured or not! K18 Detox Shampoo will keep your scalp healthy whilst removing both product buildup and copper deposited from the water supply. This is especially important for keeping blondes bright but works well for everyone!
  9. Avoid Chlorine and Saltwater:
    • Chlorine and salt water can fade colour. If you swim, pop on a swimming cap before entering the water
  10. Sun Protection:
    • Sun exposure can lead to your colour fading. Wearing a hat is always best but Miracle Hair Treatment from Eleven Australia contains UV-protective that helps protect your hair.