Wisteria Avenue

Aftercare For Your Newly Coloured Hair

Maintaining its vibrancy and health is key to ensuring your new hue stays gorgeous for longer. Discover expert aftercare tips and advice to keep your coloured locks looking fabulous.

After undergoing a hair colouring treatment, proper aftercare is vital to maintain the brilliance of your colour and the health of your hair. Understanding the nuances of aftercare can significantly impact the longevity of your new hue.

Essential Steps Post Hair Colour

  1. Use Colour-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner

    Opt for products specifically formulated for coloured hair. These maintain vibrancy while protecting against fading. Look for sulphate-free options to prevent stripping away the colour.

  2. Wash with Cool Water

    Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and colour. Rinse with lukewarm or cool water to retain moisture and keep the cuticle sealed, locking in the colour.

  3. Limit Washing Frequency

    Minimise washing your hair in the initial days after colouring to preserve the vibrancy. Use dry shampoo between washes to maintain cleanliness without excessive washing.

Tips Based on Hair Colour

Different hair colours demand specific aftercare routines to maintain their brilliance:

  • Blondes: Combat brassiness with purple toning shampoo.
  • Brunettes: Use colour-enhancing products to prevent fading.
  • Vibrant Reds: Protect from damaging exposure using protection sprays or serums.

Treatments For Coloured Hair

  1. Deep Conditioning Masks

    Regularly treat your hair with nourishing masks to restore moisture and repair damage. Focus on the ends, which are more prone to dryness.

  2. Leave-in Conditioners and Serums

    These products provide added moisture and protect against environmental stressors, enhancing colour longevity.

Protecting Your Hair Colour Between Salon Visits

  1. Intense Treatments

    In-salon or home-based treatments. Professional care to ensure your colour stays fresh and radiant. Treatments offer different benefits, however typically those that are most effective supporting colour longevity and offer an injection of moisture when it’s most needed.

  2. Heat Styling Precautions

    Use heat protectants before styling with hot tools to prevent colour damage and preserve your hair’s health.


Caring for your newly coloured hair is essential to maintain its vibrancy and health. By following these aftercare tips and utilising expert advice from your Abingdon hairdresser, you’ll ensure your coloured locks remain stunning and healthy until your next salon visit.

Our role is to prioritise not just providing the right colour service but also guiding our clients through effective aftercare routines. Book an appointment today and let us help you maintain your stunning new colour with our expert care and guidance.

Opening Hours

Tuesday : 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday : 11:30 am – 8 pm 
Thursday : 11:30 am – 8 pm
Friday : 10 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday : 9 am – 5 pm


Wisteria Avenue Hair Salon
4 East St. Helen Street,
OX14 5EA


T: 01235 534705
WhatsApp: 01235 534705
Email: [email protected]

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