We've all coloured our hair at some point in our lives, whether for vanity purposes or to cover our greys. What's your hair colouring journey like? When I coloured my hair last December, I faced a steep hair care learning curve when it comes to maintaining my tresses. My hairstylist drilled in me the importance of hair care products in order to maintain the colour and keep my hair from being too frizzy or dry. Simply put: coloured hair just needs some extra TLC.

So how do you keep your hair colour fresh – and your hair smooth and non-frizzy?

The easiest step is to wash your hair less as this reduces the colour from fading. The best way is to just wash your twice or thrice in a week, but living in such a humid climate like ours, this would pose a challenge.

Pick the right shampoo: Colour protective shampoos were created for a reason. These products normally contain formulas such as low-to-no sulfates and parabens that actually work to protect your hair and keeping it soft and silky – without washing away your hair colour down the drain.

Add a conditioner to your routine. Believe me, this is a lifesaver. Coloured hair tends to be more fragile, and if your colourist does a whack job, your tresses can become brittle over time. Protect your hair with conditioners that contain hair polymers and hydrating elements for a lasting colour.

if you blow-dry your hair frequently, be sure to use a heat protecting spray. The spray acts as a protective barrier against heat that can further dry your hair.

Lastly, if you're very diligent, add a hair mask that can supercharge your hair with some added nourishment.

Here are some hair colour products you should add to your beauty routine.

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Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Shampoo for Colour-Treated Hair

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The product gently cleanses hair with a unique blend of Pomegranate, Sunflower Seed Extract, and Vitamin E. Helps to repair damage to colour-treated hair with Grape Seed, Calendula and Oat Kernel Extract.

Mild By Nature, Acai Berry Moisturizing Shampoo

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This therapeutic shampoo gently and thoroughly cleanses your hair and scalp. It delivers the benefits of a proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich superfruits (Panthenol, Coconut Oil, Açaí, and Goji), which helps protect hair and scalp from oxidative and environmental damage.

Love Beauty and Planet, Blooming Colour Shampoo

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This shampoo is infused with Amazonian Murumuru Butter, which helps moisturises for a healthy-looking gloss.

Artnaturals, Argan Oil & Aloe Shampoo

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Drench your delicate strands with hydrating Argan while you strengthen tresses and boost elasticity with nourishing aloe vera.

Tresemme, Gloss, Color Depositing Conditioner, Light Blonde

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Tresemmé Gloss Blonde is an in-shower colour depositing conditioner that extends your colour vibrancy and instantly revives faded tones. Keep your blonde hair colour bright with our colour-protecting conditioner.

Nature's Gate, Pomegranate & Sunflower Conditioner for Colour-Treated Hair

Buy now at P546.07

One satisfied customer shared: "I like this product very much, the smell is very pleasant for me and also make my hair immediately soft. For me, this is the best conditioner I have ever had."

Mild By Nature, Thickening Conditioner, B-Complex & Biotin, Citrus Squeeze

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Mild By Nature Thickening Conditioner contains a B-complex and Biotin for thicker, fuller, and healthier looking hair. This conditioner is pH-balanced, cruelty-free and is formulated without sulfates, parabens or phthalates.