We all know the feeling – you walk out of the salon with your hair looking incredible and the colour is exactly as you wanted it but then, slowly but surely, it starts to fade.
Fear not! At Barrie Stephen Hair, we’re all about keeping your locks looking their best and that includes keeping that colour vibrant for as long as possible.
So, we’ve compiled some top tips to help you be your own hair colour superhero!

  1. Keeping cool
    Hot showers might feel amazing, but they’re not exactly your colour’s best friend. Give your hair a quick rinse with lukewarm water instead – it helps close the hair cuticle, trapping that colour in there.
  1. Lathering up
    Resist the urge to go overboard when it comes to shampooing your hair, because frequent shampoos can strip away colour. Aim for every other day, or even stretch it to two or three days if your hair can handle it. Dry shampoo is your BFF for in-between washes!
  1. Stay colour-safe
    Regular shampoo might be harsh on your beautiful colour-treated hair. Invest in a colour-safe shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to protect your vibrant locks. These products are often packed with extra moisture and UV protection, too! A quick and easy way to make those luscious locks last longer is to say goodbye to any sulphate shampoos lingering in your shower. Have a chat with your stylist during your next appointment as they can help pick the shampoo that is perfect for your hair.
  1. Softly, softly
    Conditioner is your hair’s best friend, especially when it’s coloured. Load up on a good quality conditioner after every wash, paying extra attention to the ends – they tend to be the thirstiest!
  1. Heat it up (but not too much)
    We all love a good blow-dry, but heat styling can zap your colour. Try air-drying whenever possible, and if you must use heat, apply a heat protectant spray beforehand. This will create a barrier between your hair and the styling tool, minimising heat damage. It’s also important to remember that sunshine can be damaging for our hair colour too and can leave it looking brassy. Embrace a hat as the weather gets warmer and save those tresses. Trust us!
    Remember, a little TLC goes a long way! By following these tips, you can keep your hair colour looking fresh and fabulous for weeks to come.