8 ways to make hair colour last longer
Jul27

8 ways to make hair colour last longer

Is your latest hair colour doing a Cinderella number on you?   There is hardly anyone amongst us who has not given in to the temptation of colouring their hair at least once in their life. And we have all, unless having been better informed, faced the same ordeal. We have come out of the salon with colour, dyes, highlights, lowlights, streaks and what have you, looking like a million bucks… but the party ends at midnight! Ok, in a few weeks or a month at most. After which the hair colour starts to fade and you start looking like a mop that needs to be replaced. Considering the expense involved in hair colour, and the inevitable chemicals that are used in the process, you cannot afford to keep doing this every time to your wallet or your hair. So what is the solution? Find out below what makes hair colour fade, and what you can do to slow the process down.   1. Keep away from shampoo immediately after colouring your hair The process of hair colour involves opening the cuticle layer so the chemicals can penetrate deep into each shaft of the hair. The cuticle layer then takes some time to close again. If you shampoo your hair before that happens, you will simply wash off the colour you spent so much time and money on. To be on the safe side, do not wash or shampoo your hair for at least three days after colouring it. If you really really have to wash, just take a quick shower in cold water with a gently rub on your scalp using nothing but your fingers. But that too only if you just have to.   2. Choose the right kind of shampoo Shampooing too much or using the wrong kind of shampoo is not a good idea as it washes off the natural oils of your hair that keep it naturally healthy. As for coloured hair, a little bit gets washed away every time you shampoo. Hence, you need to shampoo less frequently, and with the right product. The shampoo should be free of sulfate. Sulfate just adds to the foam, and foam strips your hair of its colour even faster. Better still, try switching to a dry shampoo. Choose the colour safe variety. It will not only clean your hair without the need for a wash, but will also protect the hair colour while keeping your hair healthy. Colour tinted dry shampoos are another option that help in actually fortifying your existing colour! Same with your conditioner. Adding a matching dye to your conditioner will help fortify...

Read More
Hair breakage: 7 most common causes and preventions
Jul06

Hair breakage: 7 most common causes and preventions

Break ups and splits are scary things for your hair too! While we will not go into giving you relationship advice, but wish you only the best in that, we do have a few words to share if you are worried about hair breakage or split ends. Firstly we can help you understand why hair breakage happens, and along the way we can suggest some easy preventive methods and remedies that can put the style back in your hair as well as the smile on your face! Let’s understand some of the reasons behind hair breakage.   1. Dehydration of your hair and scalp Hair, as do all other parts of your body, needs its fair share of moisture. Otherwise naturally it gets brittle and starts splitting at the ends and breaking off. This dehydration could be for a variety of reasons. Either you are not drinking enough fluids which can be tackled by monitoring your water intake, or the water in your taps is hard with heavy metals and chlorine which can be tackled by using special filtering shower heads, or your shampoo and conditioner does not contain the amount of moisture required for your type of hair.   2. Sleeping on pillows with cotton pillow cases While cotton might sound like an organic healthy option, the friction between the material and your hair will cause your hair to break more than if you opted for a satin or a silk pillow case. The micro fibres in cotton, however soft, snag your hair without you realizing it, and in your sleep, as you toss and turn, slowly and steadily damages your hair.   3. Blow drying your hair Blow drying your hair immediately takes the moisture out of your hair, as it is supposed to do. And if you blow dry dripping wet hair you will tend to overdo the drying. If you have to blow dry it, you should dry your hair with a towel instead of rubbing it, and then blow dry it using as little heat as possible. Keep in mind that you should not pull unnecessarily at your hair while drying nor should the dryer be too close to your hair. A valuable tip is to just invest in a good quality blow dryer which dries hair quickly without overheating it.   4. Exposing your hair to too many harsh chemicals Think twice before running to any salon to get a quick hair colour, straightening or perm before an evening out. The quick fixes are usually done using harsh chemicals, heat treatments and such which take the strength and health out of your hair...

Read More
Hair is not snow. Stop it from falling in winter.
Jan12

Hair is not snow. Stop it from falling in winter.

Hair fall is more common than you think, and you tend to infer that you are the only sufferer. Every one’s hair falls at all times, and while at times it is a natural phenomenon, at times the cause needs to be looked into. Whatever be the cause, hair tends to fall more in winter. Hair Services @ Enrich Enrich Salons tells us why, and how to tackle it best. The different causes of hair fall may be stress, unhealthy lifestyles, lack of hygiene, to name a few. Stress takes its toll on all of us in this day and age in every which way. Hair fall is one of the results of this. Unhealthy lifestyles lead to a lot of side effects, one of them being hair fall. If you do not eat the right things, do not exercise, smoke or drink alcohol, you can literally clumps of your hair fall off every time you brush or shampoo. Lack of regular healthy hair cleaning and nourishing also causes hair fall. So what do you do about it, specially this winter? Read on. Keep dandruff away. Dandruff is a common issue if your scalp is dry, Use anti-dandruff cleansers Keep you hair tied loosely. Tight hairstyles tend to put a strain on your hair that is any way not too elastic at this time of the year. Do this even when going to bed. While combing, do it gently. Do not do it more often than needed. Eat well. Eat food rich in vitamins and minerals, like fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. Stay away from fatty food, sugar and processed food. Hair Services @ Enrich Here are a few home treatments to help you along through the winter: A hot oil treatment adds nourishment to your hair like no other. To do this, warm a mixture of olive oil and coconut oil, and apply it well into the scalp and hair strands. Leave it on for one or two hours. Do it at least once a week and repeat every week. So do not lose any more hair over hair fall. Give your hair a great...

Read More