We’re bombarded everyday with adverts about products and their promises, but do they really stack up? Let’s take a look at colour saving haircare and whether it’s worth straying from our everyday shampoo.
What is colour saving haircare?
Colour saving haircare is specifically formulated to keep coloured hair from dulling and fading, whilst preserving and nourishing hair that may have been compromised in the colouring process. Our coloured hair range is designed in just this way, it prolongs and protects colour, adds shine, nourishes deeply, and leaves hair healthier than ever. This is possible due to milder, and scientifically chosen ingredients that have colour enriching properties, and cuticle filling molecules.
Extracts in our Coloured Hair Range include:
Organic Macadamia Oil : Nourishing, Protective.
Color Protection Complex (Henna Extract, Mango Butter, Grape Seed Oil).
Can you use colour saving haircare on non-coloured hair?
Absolutely! But, then again why would you want to? It’s always a good idea to choose products based on your own hair needs. If your hair is frizzy for instance, use an anti-frizz shampoo, and the same goes for dry hair, damaged hair , blonde hair, and so on. If you do find yourself, perhaps in a friends shower with no other options, colour saving haircare will do no harm to your non-coloured hair. In fact, it will be greatly nourishing and replenishing .
Can you use regular shampoo on coloured hair?
Let’s take a look at things the other way round. If everybody in the world used Insight professional haircare, there would be less colour fading, and lots of happier people with coloured hair around! Our shampoos and conditioners are formulated SLS and SLES free; these are prime strippers of hair colour in other brands. If you want to find out more about SLS and SLES, click here. Standard shampoos from a drugstore or your local supermarket will strip your colour fast and furiously. So, if using non colour specific products on coloured hair make sure you chose products as natural as possible, without harsh ingredients. If you happen to be in a situation where this is unavoidable, get a colour saving mask on your hair as soon as you can.
What ingredients should I avoid when I have coloured hair?
As mentioned above, SLS and SLES are the most common colour stripping ingredients, they’re referred to as sulphates or surfactants. Along with diminished colour, you’ll find these also strip your hair of shine and life. Let’s look at the science; for longevity of colour, hair cuticles must remain closed. Sulphates, such as sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl ether sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfate, disrupt the cuticles, opening them up, and allowing colour molecules to escape. Essentially, your colour can be stripped in as little as 3/4 washes when using products with these ingredients.
How long will colouring saving haircare extend my colour?
A tricky question to answer due to so many factors. If you are using Insight’s coloured hair range, we predict your colour will last 2 times longer (double) than it does with your current routine. We cannot say in weeks or months due to the unknowns of your hair washing habits, such as frequency and temperature.
Colour Saving Haircare: Does it really make a difference?
When choosing the right products with the ingredients to effectively make a difference, YES, colour saving haircare can make a world of difference for your colour. However, there may be many things you are doing dat to day that contribute to your hair colour fading despite using the best possible haircare.
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