The ONLY thing you should never do if you color your hair and why losing it will give you shiny locks

Innumerable hairdressers said that women should give up the conditioner in favor of a hair mask; Pop star Taylor Swift (pictured) is famous for not using conditioner

While, as children, we are often told to wash and condition your hair, and regularly, to get super soft cuts, in fact, the opposite may be true.

Leading hairdressers have revealed that slapping with an additional amount of conditioner after a visit to the salon to color their locks is a complete waste of time.

Speaking to FEMAIL, celebrity stylist Anthony Nader revealed what he should use instead of conditioner for dyed hair, as well as the one thing that most Australian women are wrong about when washing their hair.

Innumerable hairdressers said that women should give up the conditioner in favor of a hair mask; Pop star Taylor Swift (pictured) is famous for not using conditioner

Innumerable hairdressers said that women should give up the conditioner in favor of a hair mask; Pop star Taylor Swift (pictured) is famous for not using conditioner

"While all hair types need a conditioner, if you have very colored hair, you need some kind of deep conditioning," celebrity stylist Anthony Nader (pictured) told FEMAIL.

According to the founder of Not Another Salon, Sophia Hilton, if you dye your hair or regularly use heated styling tools, it is better to leave the conditioner in favor of an intensive mask:

"I do not see the sense of conditioners when there is a product available that is better and stronger," he told Refinery 29.

"Conditioners can only nourish a lot, while hair masks usually have smaller particles, so the product is better absorbed and your hair remains conditioned for longer."

This is something that mixes a bit with Anthony Nader, who has worked with people like Cate Blanchett in his hairdressing past.

"While all types of hair need conditioner to a certain extent, if you have very colored hair, some sort of deep conditioning is necessary," he told Daily Mail Australia.

Anthony said that, in general, women wash their hair too much and, instead, they need to adopt a more French approach when washing their locks less than Pia Miller (pictured)

Anthony said that, in general, women wash their hair too much and, instead, they need to adopt a more French approach when washing their locks less than Pia Miller (pictured)

Anthony said that, in general, women wash their hair too much and, instead, they need to adopt a more French approach when washing their locks less than Pia Miller (pictured)

Anthony explained that he loves to wear a mask on colored hair, because it has smaller particles than a regular conditioner and does not sit on top of the scales of the hair so much.

"Think about wearing a mask on the strands of your hair to wax a car," he said.

"When you wax the surface of a car, it's protected for longer and the brightness is impeccable."

The celebrity stylist said that you should regularly use a mask and a non-rinsing conditioner spray for the delicious locks (photo: Gwyneth Paltrow)

The celebrity stylist said that you should regularly use a mask and a non-rinsing conditioner spray for the delicious locks (photo: Gwyneth Paltrow)

The celebrity stylist said that you should regularly use a mask and a non-rinsing conditioner spray for the delicious locks (photo: Gwyneth Paltrow)

What are Anthony Nader's tips for dyed hair?

* Skip the conditioning at the roots because they do not need it.

* Start using a conditioning spray without rinsing every day and once a week just condition your half length and finish with a light conditioner.

* Use a mask regularly, as this will penetrate better into the hair.

* Change your heated tools to the lowest setting to avoid breaking and damaging them.

When it comes to what most women are wrong about when washing their hair, Anthony said that, in fact, we are washing too much in an important way.

"I think Australians tend to wash their hair too many times a week, which is unnecessary," he said.

"We should take note of those refined French women and their beautiful, discreet hair and just wash once, maybe twice a week at most."

The celebrity stylist said that excessive washing will only cause more damage by "drying the locks and making their color look more opaque and smooth."

Speaking about his advice to care for colored hair, Anthony said that it's about not using conditioner on the roots and using hot tools.

"You only have one chance with your hair, so be nice," he added.

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