A lot of people out there who would love to have fun with not-so-common hair colours are scared to do so! Why? The nightmare of causing damage to their adorable tresses! One thing we cannot steer clear from while subjecting your hair to beautiful, vibrant colours is the resultant damage. When we apply permanent hair colour to our hair, the developer, which contains hydrogen peroxide lifts the hair cuticle for the colour to deposit. Be it hair colour for men or hair colour for women, this process transforms the hair strands entirely and makes way for damage. Haven’t you heard everything comes with a price?
Our take on it is, that you live only once. Get highlights, lowlights, balayage, or ombre hair colour in red hair colour, blue hair colour, purple hair colour, grey hair colour, burgundy hair colour or any hair colour you have in mind. Hair colours really do enhance your complexion and features! If you’re wondering, how about the damage, your coach has a few tricks up the sleeve to help you from the wrath of hair colours!
Oh, and yes, you can avoid damage altogether and still flaunt brilliant colours with temporary hair colours! These instant hair colours can be applied anytime anywhere with ease and washed off by the end of the day. The nature of temporary hair colours is such that, they do not alter the natural hair colour you own. The colour simply forms a coating in the outermost layer of your hair strand without penetrating into the roots. Temporary hair colours are truly a blessing for those who love to experiment every other day with every shade of the rainbow.
Did you know?
''Apple Cider Vinegar helps your hair maintain the pH balance and keep the cuticles securely closed. Mix one spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and three spoons of water and wash your hair using the solution for best results''.
Colour your hair, don’t colour your hair, but you have to maintain a good hair care routine to make sure your hair remains healthy. For coloured hair, a well-thought-out hair care routine is mandatory to retain the lustre and texture of your locks. No, we’re not asking you to run to the parlour and look for expensive treatments. These 5 DIY hair masks will help you nourish and repair your damaged hair without shelling out money!
1. When Hibiscus, Methi, and Amla team up!
This is the perfect home remedy for coloured hair! Hibiscus contains Amino Acids and other vitamins which are capable of repairing the damage caused by permanent hair colours. The huge amounts of protein in Methi strengthen hair strands preventing breakage. Anti-inflammatory properties in it help avoid scalp irritations as well that arise due to hair colouring. Amla enhances the colour and adds extra shine too! All you got to do is,
- Leave Amla and Methi to soak in warm water for one night.
- Grind Amla, Methi, and Hibiscus flowers and leaves together till it becomes a paste.
- You can apply this paste to your hair and scalp generously.
- Leave the mask on your hair for about 20 mins and wash off thoroughly.
2. The one where the egg went bananas!
Permanent hair colours steal the natural shine and moisture from your hair. Bananas contain potassium and other vitamins that restore the lost shine and hydrate the scalp deeply. Eggs, which carry protein, provide strength to the weak hair strands preventing breakage. Light in nature, the extra virgin oil makes sure that you don’t lose your blonde hair colour or burgundy hair colour through excessive exposure to the sunlight or other factors. Let’s find out how to make this dreamy mask!
- Grab a ripe banana, and smash it into a paste.
- Add an entire egg into the paste.
- Mix it well.
- Add 2 spoons of extra virgin oil into the mix.
- Take time to apply the mask all over your hair generously.
- Leave it for about 20 mins and wash off thoroughly.
3. Papaya, Aloe Vera Gel, and Coconut Milk wonder!
One common problem noticed in chemically treated tresses is that they lose their shine and lustre over time. This problem is valid only for those who do not follow a good hair care routine post-colouring with the best hair colour of their choice. Papaya contains vitamin A and several other nutrients which nourish and strengthen hair follicles. Aloe Vera is extremely popular for its conditioning properties. The lost moisture and shine are restored by Coconut Milk through deep conditioning. Coconut Milk is capable of repairing the damaged upper portion of the hair cuticle as well. Now, how do we prepare this dreamy good mask?
- Get your hands on a ripe Papaya and mash it in a bowl.
- Add a portion of Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut Milk to it.
- Blend the three well to form a paste.
- Apply the mask to your hair.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash off thoroughly.
4. A revive & restore Olive Oil and Honey Mask!
Honey, the sweet golden coloured liquid, contains Amino acids and enzymes that add lustre and repair damage on hair strands. Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Olive oil penetrates into the scalp, preserves moisture, and strengthens hair. When the glittery golden honey and olive oil goodness come together in a mask, it becomes a tremendously nourishing natural remedy for your coloured hair strands. Here’re the steps to prepare this simple mask!
- Add a tablespoon of Olive Oil into a bowl.
- Add a teaspoon of honey to it.
- Mix the two well.
- Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair strands.
- Leave it for an hour and then wash it off thoroughly.
5. The buttery indulgence of Mayonnaise!
If you’re one of those people who are not fond of investing a lot of time in hair care, here’s a Mayonnaise mask that you can prepare in a matter of minutes. Why are we using Mayonnaise on hair instead of a sandwich though? Because Mayonnaise is rich in fats! The creamy texture of the substance acts as a wonderful hair mask for your dry, damaged, and frizzy hair, after getting gorgeous global hair colour. Here’s how to make the easy Mayonnaise mask!
- Grab full-fat Mayonnaise and Lavender Essential Oil.
- Put two tablespoons full of Mayonnaise in a bowl.
- Add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil into it.
- Mix it well.
- Apply the mix to the lengths of your hair.
- Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash off. (Preferably use a shampoo!)
Unlike popular opinion, it is not that hard to treat colour-damaged hair. The above-mentioned hair masks can be prepared with ease at home. Neither do you have to spend hours to prepare and apply the masks or spend thousands to restore your hair health. Try these hair masks on your hair subjected to the wrath of permanent hair colours and you’ll be hooked to their goodness. If long-term damage and treating the same is your primary worry, you can always go for temporary hair colours! They let you effortlessly experiment with countless hair colour shades in one go. Are you ready to skip the safe brown hair colour options (light brown hair colour, dark brown hair colour, chocolate brown hair colour and a zillion others)
What led to the invention of the first-ever permanent hair colour?
''The story goes back to the year 1863! William Henry Perkins, a professor tried to find a cure for Malaria and ended up creating the first permanent hair colour instead, which was purply pink in colour''.
Disclaimer: All the content on anveya.com/blogs is solely for information. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or a qualified health care provider. The information, suggestion or remedies mentioned on this site are provided without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.