How to look after your dyed hair

·Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
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(PHOTO: Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE – When I coloured my hair last December, I faced a steep hair care learning curve when it comes to maintaining my tresses. My hairstylist drilled in me the importance of hair care products in order to maintain the colour and keeping my hair from being too frizzy or dry. Simply put: coloured hair just needs some extra TLC.

So how do you keep your hair colour fresh – and your hair smooth and non-frizzy?

The easiest step is to wash your hair less as this reduces the colour from fading. The best way is to just wash your twice or thrice in a week, but living in such a humid climate like ours, this would pose a challenge.

Pick the right shampoo: Colour protective shampoos were created for a reason. These products normally contain formulas such as low-to-no sulfates and parabens that actually work to protect your hair and keeping it soft and silky – without washing away your hair colour down the drain.

Add a conditioner to your routine. Believe me, this is a lifesaver. Coloured hair tends to be more fragile, and if your colourist does a whack job, your tresses can become brittle over time. Protect your hair with conditioners that contain hair polymers and hydrating elements for a lasting colour.

if you blow-dry your hair frequently, be sure to use a heat protecting spray. The spray acts as a protective barrier against heat that can further dry your hair.

Lastly, if you're very diligent, add a hair mask that can supercharge your hair with some added nourishment.

Here are some hair colour products you should add to your beauty routine.

Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Shampoo for Colour-Treated Hair

Buy now at S$13.87

Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Shampoo for Colour-Treated Hair. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Shampoo for Colour-Treated Hair. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

The product gently cleanses hair with a unique blend of Pomegranate, Sunflower Seed Extract, and Vitamin E. Helps to repair damage to colour-treated hair with Grape Seed, Calendula and Oat Kernel Extract.

Mild By Nature, Pomegranate Mint Balancing Shampoo

Buy now at S$11.10

Mild By Nature, Pomegranate Mint Balancing Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Mild By Nature, Pomegranate Mint Balancing Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

This therapeutic shampoo gently and thoroughly cleanses your hair and scalp. It delivers the benefits of a proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich superfruits (Pomegranate, Seabuckthorn, Açaí, and Goji), which helps protect hair and scalp from oxidative and environmental damage.

Love Beauty and Planet, Blooming Colour Shampoo

Buy now at S$9.68

Love Beauty and Planet, Blooming Colour Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Love Beauty and Planet, Blooming Colour Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

This shampoo is infused with Amazonian Murumuru Butter, which helps moisturises for a healthy-looking gloss.

Artnaturals, Argan Oil & Vitamin E Shampoo

Buy now at S$34.62

Artnaturals, Argan Oil & Vitamin E Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Artnaturals, Argan Oil & Vitamin E Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

Drench your delicate strands with hydrating Argan while you strengthen tresses and boost elasticity with nourishing Vitamin E. 

Tresemme, Botanique, Color Vibrance & Shine Shampoo

Buy now at S$7.79

Tresemme, Botanique, Color Vibrance & Shine Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Tresemme, Botanique, Color Vibrance & Shine Shampoo. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

With a botanical blend of Pomegranate & Camellia Oil, this product aims to gently cleanse and nourish to give your hair shine and a healthy glow.

Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Conditioner for Colour-Treated Hair

Buy now at S$13.87

Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Conditioner. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Conditioner. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

One satisfied customer shared: "I like this product very much, the smell is very pleasant for me and also make my hair immediately soft. For me, this is the best conditioner I have ever had."

Mild By Nature, Pomegranate Mint Balancing Conditioner

Buy now at S$11.10

Mild By Nature, Pomegranate Mint Balancing Conditioner. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Mild By Nature, Pomegranate Mint Balancing Conditioner. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

A proprietary blend of Pomegranate, Seabuckthorn, Açaí, and Goji helps protect your hair and scalp from oxidative and environmental damage. In addition, the product contains Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Coconut oil, Colloidal Oatmeal and Amino Acids to further nourish and balance normal hair. 

Herbatint, Royal Cream Conditioner, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Wheat

Buy now at S$16.63

Herbatint, Royal Cream Conditioner. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Herbatint, Royal Cream Conditioner. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

Rich in proteins and vitamin F, its unique formulation combines the properties of aloe vera, jojoba oil and wheat germ extracts, to deeply nourish and revitalise dry, damaged or colour treated hair.

Rainbow Research, Henna, Hair Color and Conditioner, Blonde

Buy now at S$8.03

Rainbow Research, Henna, Hair Color and Conditioner, Blonde. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)
Rainbow Research, Henna, Hair Color and Conditioner, Blonde. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

Henna uses botanicals such as Red Henna, which comes from small shrubs, called Lawsonia, that are native to the Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa. The product aims to add texture to the hair, giving it extra body.

This content was produced in partnership with iHerb.

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