Beauty concerns

How can I protect color treated hair

Coloring, bleaching and highlighting your hair damages it. It becomes dry, breaks easily and loses its silky feel. It can also lead to a sensitive scalp. So you need a targeted haircare routine that works every day to beautify your hair and calm your scalp. Specialist products offer color protection, without them your color will fade, lose radiance and tone.

Good habits

Protect your hair

Colored hair is particularly sensitive to the elements, the sun, pollution, chlorine and salt water can all damage your hair. So you need to protect it when it is exposed - usually in the summer - by wearing a hat or using color protection. This will help to maintain your color, but also keep your hair and scalp healthy. They’ve already been subjected to damage from the color treatment itself.

Wash less frequently

Washing your hair too often can cause color pigments to fade. For lasting color protection, use specialist shampoo for colored hair, ideally with an acid pH. Don’t wash your hair on the day before or the day of your hair color treatment.

Nourish and repair your hair

Colored hair that has been weakened by the chemical agents in the dye or bleach can become dry and break easily. This means it has greater needs in terms of nutrition and repair, the secret to long lasting, radiant, glossy hair.

What haircare products should you use on colored hair?

Nourishing routine for colored hair

Nourishing routine

Repairs color treated hair

Colored, highlighted and bleached hair needs to be nourished with intense, restorative nutrition. Weakened by chemical agents it can become dry and break easily. To fully nourish the hair, start with an intense pre-shampoo treatment, then use a cleansing product designed for colored hair. After washing, apply a hair mask from the scalp to the tips: this will help to prolong your color and calm the scalp. In the summer or on holiday, add a hair color protection product to your routine. The active ingredients will protect the hair fibres from becoming damaged by UV rays, chlorine and salt water, and also preserve the intensity and tone of your color.

Here are the active ingredients selected by Sisley to nourish and repair color treated hair. Find them in the routine below:

Macadamia oil: nourishes, softens and revitalises dry and damaged hair while protecting it from dryness

Sunflower seed extract: protects against fading due to UV rays and repeated washing

Alpha-bisabolol of natural origin: soothes the scalp

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The wonder Balm for hair

Protective beauty care
Routine for radiant color treated hair

The radiance routine

For radiant coloured hair

What does great color treated hair look like? Ultra-glossy. Over time, washes and exposure to external aggressions, your color and shine can fade and unwanted tones can appear. To keep your hair looking just like it did when you first had it colored, bleached or highlighted, use the right products: a color protection shampoo, a mask that helps to maintain the color pigments and radiance, and for really glossy hair, a hair oil. Brush your hair gently every day with a soft brush.

Here are the active ingredients Sisley has selected to help colored hair regain radiance. Find them in the routine below:

Moringa oil, passion fruit oil and cotton seeds: nourish and enhance shine

- Hibiscus flower extract: fixes the pigments in the fibre and closes the scales

Nourishing and repairing complex: (UVB filter, sunflower seed extract, Vitamin E acetate, Shea butter, passion fruit oil, 18-MEA): preserves color and protects hair from aggressions caused by color treating to reveal beautiful hair

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Beauty care - lengths and ends

The Brush Radiance & Softness

Any questions?

Why does color damage the hair?

Hair naturally has an acid pH. Hair dye has an alkaline pH, so it opens the hair scales, making the hair fibre more sensitive and less smooth.

How can you ensure lasting hair color?

By using a specialist routine to help the hair scales lie flat. You should also wash your hair less frequently and protect colored hair from elements that can cause it to fade, like the sun, chlorine and salt water.

Why is my color tone changing?

Because of oxidation caused by your environment (UV rays, pollution, chlorine etc. ) and repeated washing. And also because by dying your hair you make the hair fibre more sensitive and your hair becomes less able to hold the pigments.

What makes colored hair dry?

The agents used to color your hair are usually alkaline chemicals and this damages your hair scales and fibres. Their impact depends on the dying technique as some techniques are more aggressive than others: semi-permanent, permanent, bleaching, highlights etc.

Can I use heat-styling tools on colored hair?

Yes but ideally only with a heat protection products.

Why do I need to take extra care with colored hair?

To repair the damage cause by the dye, your environment and repeated washing. A formula with a nourishing action helps to seal the cuticle to prevent pigments from escaping, for silky, radiant, glossy hair that's soft to the touch.