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5 Side Effects Of Hair Colour – How To Repair Colour Damaged Hair

5 Side Effects Of Hair Colour - How To Repair Colour Damaged Hair

Does colouring damage hair? The answer is Yes.

We opt for hair colouring treatments without even thinking about their side effects. Chemically treating your hair is a tricky task that can leave you with dry strands and an itchy scalp. It can also alter the texture of your hair and make it weak.

Here are the 5 Major Side Effects of Colouring Your Hair. 

5 Side Effects of Hair Colour & Dye on Hair

Hair colouring can damage your hair, and leave it dull, dry and brittle. Choosing the wrong colour can even leave a lasting impact on your mane and scalp. Hence, it’s advisable to do a thorough research before putting a pin on any of these colour treatments.

Read on to find out more about the side effects of hair colouring.

Side Effect 1 – Dryness

One should always choose a hair colour and hair care products that are compatible with their hair type. A hair colouring treatment does not suit you can strip your strands and scalp of their natural oils, resulting in split ends and static hair too. 

Side Effect 2 – Hair Fall & Breakage

Choosing a harsh hair colouring treatment which is not ideal for your hair type leads to severe hair loss. Colouring your hair changes the texture of your hair and affects your scalp, leading to hair fall and breakage. It also reduces the strength of your follicles which severely impacts hair growth. 

Side Effect 3 – Itchy Scalp

We tend to forget that our scalp is the most vulnerable to the side effects of hair dyeing. The chemicals used in colouring penetrate deep down into the roots and damage the scalp, causing itching, flaking, and dandruff. 

Side Effect 4 – Hair Discolouration

Excessive colouring can weaken your hair and cause permanent discolouration, kicking off a vicious cycle of colouring your hair again and again. This exposes your scalp and strands to harsh chemicals even more frequently. 

Side Effect 5 – Dull Hair

Excessive colouring can damage your strands and make them lose their tenacity and lustre. And once the natural shine is lost, it becomes almost impossible to recover it. But following a dedicated haircare routine and choosing the right products can help you a lot in repairing your hair and restoring the lost texture and lustre. 

How to Repair Colour Damaged Hair?

You can always repair damaged strands with the help of a few simple tips. If you are someone who loves to colour their hair regularly or is planning to get your hair coloured anytime soon, here’s how to repair colour damaged hair.

Limit Heat Styling

Heat styling can further weaken your strands. Minimise the use of heat styling tools like hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons. In case you want to style your mane, we suggest using a heat protectant spray before your proceed to style your mane. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Heat Protectant Spray: Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Spray, 200ml

St.Botanica’s Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Spray helps condition, nourish, smoothen and detangle colour damaged hair. Its deep-conditioning nature also tames frizz and flyaway hair. The conditioning elements in this product form a coating on the hair strands that protect your hair from damage. Enriched with the goodness of Keratin and Argan Oil, this spray helps abolish hair damage caused from exposure to dyeing and styling.  

Massage Your Scalp

Make sure to pamper your scalp with a good massage that tackles dryness. Massage your scalp for about 5-10 minutes, before proceeding to apply a hair strengthening oil or dry hair oil of your choice, to your strands. Keep the oil on for a few hours and let it settle. You can also keep it on overnight. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Hair Oil For Coloured Hair: Moroccan Argan Hair Oil With Comb Applicator, 150ml

St.Botanica Moroccan Argan Hair Oil with Comb Applicator is a natural hair oil that helps promote hair growth, enhance volume, and add a lustrous shine to coloured hair. It also helps reduce scalp dryness and repairs damage caused by hair-styling chemicals. Made of natural oils like Moroccan Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Bhringraj, Amla, and Tea Tree Oil this oil has the capacity to nourish your hair inside out. 

Opt For Moisturising Shampoos & Conditioners

Nourishing products help your strands absorb and hold moisture after dyeing. Using fragranced shampoos that have high amounts of detergents can cause more damage. Therefore, choose shampoos, conditioners, and other haircare products that are specifically meant to moisturise and protect coloured hair. Using argan oil shampoo for coloured hair will also protect and nourish your tresses. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Shampoo For Coloured Hair: Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Shampoo, 300ml

St.Botanica Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Shampoo thoroughly cleanses the scalp without leaving any residue. Enriched with the goodness of Keratin, Shikakai, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Moroccan Argan Oil it helps hydrate coloured hair. This mild pro-keratin shampoo helps transform your damaged hair into strong and beautiful tresses. Unlike most shampoos, it does not dehydrate your hair or scalp. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Conditioner For Coloured Hair: Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Conditioner, 300ml

St.Botanica Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Conditioner profoundly conditions and strengthens coloured hair. It leaves your hair smooth, glossy and easy to manage. This conditioner contains Pro-Kertain, Brhingraj, Amla, Brahmi, and Moroccan Argan Oil. It helps detangle hair, tame flyaway hair and smoothen frizzy hair. This creamy pro-keratin conditioner forms a protective coating on your hair and shields it against various causes of damage. 

Detangle With Serum

Always detangle your coloured locks with a hair serum to make the detangling and styling process easier. This will also protect your hair from breakage and split-ends. A keratin hair serum not only makes your hair frizz-free but also smooth and shiny. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Keratin Serum For Coloured Hair: Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Hair Serum, 120 ml

St.Botanica Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Hair Serum will protect your coloured hair and help detangle them easily. This serum will leave your hair looking healthy and strong. It also helps prevent premature breakage. Deeply nourishing ingredients like Keratin, Vitamin E, and Moroccan Argan Oil help tame frizz and flyaways. 

Pamper With A Mask

Once a week, pamper your strands and scalp with a nourishing hair mask. Apply the product from root to tip. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, before washing it off with lukewarm water. 

St.Botanica Recommends Best Mask For Coloured Hair At Home: Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Hair Mask, 200 ml

St.Botanica Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Hair Mask is enriched with the goodness of Keratin Protein, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E. Using this mask is the best way to enhance hair growth, nourish the scalp, and combat hair damage caused by dyeing. The soothing properties of this Keratin Hair Mask will help improve scalp health and leave your hair feeling soft.  


Hair colouring and dyeing can cause hair damage. This damage can be minimised by nourishing the hair and using low heat while styling it. You can also consult a stylist about safer hair colouring procedures or alternative ways to maintain overall hair health and appearance.

FAQs About Side Effects of Hair Colouring

Does colouring hair cause hair fall?

Yes, excessive hair colouring can dry out your scalp and weaken hair strands eventually causing severe hair fall which reduces your hair volume. 

Does dyeing make hair thinner?

Yes, dyeing your hair too often can change the texture of your hair strands and lead to thinner hair. 

Can dyeing hair cause gray hair?

Yes, undergoing harsh hair colouring treatments can cause hair discolouration. 

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