How to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

Learn how to keep your hair color looking its best with tips from our hair color experts. Find out what factors affect your hair color, and how to keep it from fading.

TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR HAIR COLOR

Even the very best hair color will eventually fade, but with a little extra care your hair color can stay beautiful and luminous in the weeks following your color appointment. How do you do it? Follow the the top 7 tips from our hair color experts at Double Image hair salon in Mt Juliet.

 

TIP #1 AVOID CHLORINATED OR HARD WATER

Shampooing your hair in hard water or chlorinated water can cause your hair color to fade. Both of these types of water can affect your hair cuticle and attack your color. If you swim, we recommend thoroughly saturating your hair in regular water or a good conditioner prior to swimming. This will allow your hair to absorb the conditioning product instead of absorbing damaging chlorine molecules. As soon as you finish your swim, immediately hit the shower for a thorough shampoo and deep conditioning treatment.

TIP #2 TRY A COOL WATER RINSE

Hot water can dry and damage the hair cuticle and it can also cause color molecules to escape from your hair. Cool water on the other hand, helps close and seal the cuticle of your hair. Always shampoo and condition your color-treated hair in cool water. After conditioning the hair, do a final rinse in the cool water. This will help to keep your hair cuticle closed and add amazing shine to your color.

TIP #3 TAKE A BREAK FROM HEAT STYLING

Heat can be the worst enemy of color treated hair. If your hair has been colored or has received highlights, try to limit the amount of time that it is exposed to a heat source. Super high heat from flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers can cause your color to fade as well as lead to hair breakage and loss of moisture. If possible, air dry your hair and always use a heat protectant before reaching for those styling tools!

TIP #4 TRY A COLOR SAFE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Not all shampoos and conditioners are the same, and color treated hair needs the benefits of special shampoos and conditioners that will not only protect your color but also add extra hydration. Many color safe shampoos and conditioners, particularly those that are geared toward a certain shade of hair color, will contain special formulas and color enhancers to protect your hair color and slow down the color fading process.

In addition to a good, color safe shampoo and conditioner; use hair care daily products that contain sunscreens and light oils. Keep your hair thoroughly moisturized and protein conditioned! Regular conditioning goes a long way toward preserving hair color and keeping the hair radiant with little product!

When you visit Double Image hair salon in Mt Juliet, all of our stylists are Redken color certified and can recommend several shampoos and conditioners formulated just for color-treated hair. All of Pureology’s shampoo and conditioners as well as styling products have a special anti-fade complex in them which allows superb color protection as well as customizable options depending on what nutrient each individual’s hair needs.

TIP #5 SHAMPOO EVERY OTHER DAY

This tip may not be an option for everyone, but if your hair type will allow it, wash your hair every other day instead of daily. This will not only help preserve your hair color, it will also allow the natural oils in your hair to replenish, making your hair less dry and brittle.

TIP #6 SEEK SHADE AND SUN PROTECTION

Sunlight can fade just about anything, including your hair color. In order to keep your color from fading, wear a hat or scarf if you plan to be in the sun for a long period of time. You can also use a shampoo, conditioner or other hair care product that will protect your hair from damaging UV rays.

Make an appointment at our hair salon in Mt Juliet today for other hair care tips. We are hair color experts, and we will be happy to share additional tips for ensuring that your hair stays beautiful and healthy!