Aside from cleansing hair with cool water, and using a dry shampoo designed for colour treated hair, how do you keep your pink hair pink, for as long as possible?
Before hitting the colour booth, and while you’re still choosing between candy pink, blush crush, vintage rose, or flamingo pink ensure your hair is in optimum health. Healthy, hydrated hair is a must before adding colour tints to hair to help prevent premature fading. Apply a deep conditioning treatment a week before you colour your hair to help avoid early colour fade.
You’ve made an investment in yourself, and the more you look after your hair, the more you’ll get out of it. Before blow-drying, straightening or curling your newly acquired pink hair use a heat protectant. Why? Because when you heat style your hair the hair bonds open making your hair vulnerable, and when hair bonds are weak colour can leak.
Better still use a heat protectant designed for colour treated hair like AG Colour Care BB Cream, a multifunctional hair primer for coloured hair.
A question we get asked all the time is how often you should wash colour-treated hair? As with most things, less is best! Stretch the time between washes with a dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is designed to absorb the natural oils from hair and is the perfect fix for fresh looking hair between washes.
Save the day, and avoid a chalky residue with De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Absorb, translucent dry shampoo which leaves no white powder residue. Infused with organic rosehip flower to cleanse, soften and sooth hair.
If you can’t see yourself cutting back on the shampoo for two or three days, use a shampoo designed to protect colour. Shampoos are designed to strip away grease and dirt from hair, but some shampoos can be too harsh and strip away the hair’s natural oils. Avoid premature fading with a sulfate-free shampoo to cleanse pink hair.
Our friends at AG Hair have come through again with Colour Care Colour Savour Shampoo. Formulated with a unique blend of antioxidants to extend colour vibrancy and keep hair colour bright, it’s also free from sulfates, salt and parabens. #winning
Extend your pink tint further with a colour depositing shampoo or conditioner. Like a purple shampoo with blue violet colour pigments to reduce brassy tones and dullness, use a shampoo or conditioner with pink pigments the same colour as your hair to refresh colour enhanced hair.
De Lorenzo Novafusion colour care shampoos work with hair colour, making colour maintenance easy. Choose from Novafusion Rose Gold, which provides rose highlights and rose gold tones, or Novafusion Rosewood, which provides violet highlights with pastel rosewood tones. Simply apply Novafusion colour care shampoo to wet hair, rinse and repeat. Massage in and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse.
Juuce Love Conditioning Colour Treatment instantly restores colour intensity, and revitalises existing colour. Use Love Conditioning Colour Treatment once or twice a week to condition hair. Dusky Rose Colour Treatment conditioner revitalises soft pastel pink hues to hair and removes unwanted tones. Bonus, mix Love Conditioning colours to produce any colour.
Last but not least, NAK Colour Masque coloured conditioners deposits reflective colour pigments to natural hair tones, or to revive colour treated hair. Indulge in your girly-side with Colour Masque Vintage Rose for dusty rose tones to blonde hair or to preserve colour between salon visits. For a golden pink colour hue try Colour Masque Rosewood. Watch our short How To: Nak Colour Masque video for more info and how to apply.
Struggle no more and keep your pink hair pink for longer with just a little TLC, and a little help with colour care products, and pink shampoos and conditioners. For more advise visit your local Price Attack store.
Check out our other awesome pink hair blog post, Pink Hair Don’t Care for more useful tips and tricks to considering when going pink!