How To Take Care of #ColorfulHair


Like any relationship, having #ColorfulHair can have its rocky moments…

Walking out of a salon with L’Oréal Professional #ColorfulHair can often feel like starting a new relationship. You can’t stop touching your hair, posting #HairGoals photos all over social media, telling everyone you meet about your #ColorfulHair experience, and low key wanting to have a nervous vom somewhere. Like any relationship, having #ColorfulHair can have its rocky moments so, whether you’ve just recently coloured your hair or are looking to in the future (#ColorfulHair has just arrived at Rakis On Collins) we’re here to share with you how Melbourne’s premier heritage salon Rakis on Collins takes care of coloured hair!

#ColorfulHair Care and Repair

The road to #ColorfulHair is a complex skilled journey. No matter the desired result you should never be reaching for a supermarket box dye unless you never want to speak to your colourist again. Taking care of coloured hair is much the same and comes with 4 key things to consider. So put that box dye that you were about to touch your hair colour up with in the bin and LISTEN UP!

Why You Should Wash Your Hair Less

Every time you wash your hair you remove naturally occurring oils, dry skin, product residue and a fraction of the colour pigment that is used to create your captivating #ColorfulHair. Those stylish so and so’s that have taken that platinum blonde plunge, are also faced with yellow discolouration due to the lack of oils present to protect their hair from oxidising. By simply avoiding wetting your hair for the first 48 hours after your appointment, you can begin to prolong the life of your rocking new colour. By limiting washing your hair to 1-3 times a week (depending on the length of your hair) and being armed with an arsenal of salon professional products, our favourites being Shu Uemura Art of Hair’s Colour Lustre Shampoo, Conditioner and Shades Reviving Balms available to purchase in salon, you needn’t worry about colour lustre loss or discolouration. At Rakis on Collins we love a long shower after a hard day’s work and we’re telling you to not go at it alone!

Shu Uemura’s Limited Edition Colour Lustre Shampoo Available In Salon

How Hair Growth Affects Your Colour

Knowing how fast your hair grows allows you and your colourist to develop a plan of attack to maintain your stylish new colour. An average persons hair grows 1/2 an inch per month, but some people’s grow at twice that rate, while others only see a 1/4-inch growth in a four-week span. Your metabolism, diet, and other factors unique to you all contribute to how soon you need to book in for your root touch up.

How To Love Your Roots More

If your hair colour transformation is taking you from a natural dark brown to ash blonde then babe, you’ve got to be prepared to see dark dots of regrowth in approximately one week. Is this the end of the world? HELL NO! It’s 2017 – the perfect time to get lazy with disguising your roots to give yourself (and your bank) a break! An extra couple of inches of root are not going to kill anyone (in fact, the world would be a better place if everyone had a few extra inches). After years of subtle ombre fade-outs and natural balayage, this edgy two tone style is the natural next step to #ColorfulHair and requires no effort. Georgia May Jagger, Margot Robbie, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are all doing it so what’s stopping you? – if the answer is grey roots then babe, we understand! Book in to see your colourist STAT!

Do You Treat Your Hair Enough?

If you can’t expect yourself to do your best work when you’re tired and exhausted then how can you expect the same from your hair? It is recommended at Rakis on Collins that every colour service should include L’Oréal Professional’s latest in hair protection technology Smartbond to treat and protect your hair during the colouring process. For this treatment to have full effect the Smartbond conditioner needs to be used once a week. By treating your hair right you’re guaranteed to get the most out of your hair colour and to be fighting fit for round two when you’re in need of a colour top up!

Want to go that extra mile? Treat your hair to an appointment with an industry leading colourist at Rakis on Collins, Melbourne’s premier salon perched on the Paris End of Collins St.

L’Oréal Professional’s Smartbond Treatment

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