Hey Squad 🙂 Now that everything has calmed down on our side(but not by too much, we have already started with plans for our 2019 projects). I had sometime to sit down and right this post for you guys.So as you know I put my hair through EV-ER-RY-THANG and my hair has had some really bad times until I discovered how important caring for your colour treated hair is.One of the most important things I have learnt on this journey is to not use piping hot water on your hair
The best shampoo to use for your colour treated hair is definitely a sulphate free shampoo. Sulphates strip away the hairs natural moisture and protein. Click here to read up on how to identify your hairs moisture and protein needs.
Using a sulphate free shampoo will not only help your hair to protect itself from yourself, but it will also not strip the colour from your hair thus stretching your time between salon visits by quite a bit. I also only wash my hair once a week so as not to wash out the colour prematurely.
NB. Sulphate free shampoos don’t foam up by too much but still does the job- foam is not an indication of a product working well.
DEEP CONDITIONING/HAIR MASQUES:
Most of us have been doing this/do this but just never knew what to call it.You know that thing you do when you leave the conditioner on your hair for a while? When your hair is bleached(if you want to go lighter than your original hair colour, bleaching is a must) it strips the hair moisture and it becomes very brittle, so it is very important to put that moisture back into the hair as often as possible.
You can use a store bought deep conditioner like the one I am currently using(it actually belongs to Zoë lol) The Perfect Hair Deep Deep Conditioner
You can also make your own at home by adding a hair oil to your regular conditioner.
This is a hair and scalp oil contains Omega 6,9 & natural Vit.E so is great for strength and shine.You can head on over to My Abby Range instagram to win an amazing body oil to the value of R300
You also get different hair masks that you can use instead of a deep conditioner, my holy grail mask is a protein mask by Shea Moisture – Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque
It is very important to cut off all the dry/damaged ends to allow for your hair to have a healthy foundation to grow with. When I went Grey about a year ago, I went from having shoulder length hair to a bob.
IN- SALON TREATMENTS:
I get me hair recoloured, wash blow dried and styled at Excentric Hair Salon in Seapoint, and go for an in-salon treatment once a month, we use the Wella-Plex but another good salon treatment is Olaplex. Both these treatments repair the damaged bonds and seal in all the moisture that you would lose due to the cuticle being open.
Excentric has been so generous and has given us discount vouchers for you guys to use.
BSS500: R 500 off a double colour process. Lightening process(Balayage or highlights or bleach), color enhancer/toner, cut and blow with Rosadah only.
BSS200 R200 off a treatment from R 355, cut and blow with rosadah only.
They also have complimentary consultations, so you will be able to find out what the cost is before hand.
We are also giving away a treatment cut and blow dry valued at R 805 for the giveaway(Only available to clients based/will be in Cape Town for appointment), all you have to do is ;
1.Answer the below question-What is the most important thing I learnt about caring for my colour treated hair?
2. Follow @BeautySwop on Instagram and tag 2 friends
3. Follow @Excentric on Instagram
Excentric Prize winner announced on 18/12/2018 perfectly in time for a lovely Christmas Hair Do
Please do check out our video below where we chat to Rosadah from Excentric while she is colouring my hair and dropping some knowledge on best practices with caring for your colour treated hair. Please let us know if you have any further questions and we will do a follow up post for you guys 🙂
Until Next Time