Today I am going to provide some amazing tips for maintaining your hair color at home. As a professional hairdresser, I know that maintaining your hair color can be a challenge, especially when you're not able to make it to the salon as frequently as you'd like. But fear not, with a few simple steps, you can help extend the life of your hair color and keep it looking fresh and vibrant. Let's get started!
Use Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your hair color is to use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Regular shampoos can strip your hair of its color, causing it to fade faster. Color-safe products are specifically designed to help protect your hair color and keep it looking fresh. Be sure to look for shampoos and conditioners that are free from sulfates and harsh detergents that can damage your hair and cause your color to fade.
An absolutely amazing recommendation for a color safe shampoo is the Color Wow Color Security Shampoo. Color Wow Color Security Shampoo uses a proprietary complex that helps to neutralize harsh chemicals and minerals that can cause color fading. This complex is made up of ingredients like hydrolyzed quinoa, keratin, and silk amino acids that work together to protect and enhance the vibrancy of your hair color.
We also offer a variety of sulfate free products that are salon graded and color safe. You can even call us to recommend a shampoo tailored for you! I have plenty of blogs that also provide in depth recommendations for a variety of hair types and hair concerns, a good blog to refer to would be my blog called What Is The Best Shampoo For My Hair Type?
Avoid Hot Showers
While hot showers may feel great, they can actually be damaging to your hair color. Hot water can open up the cuticle of your hair, allowing the color molecules to escape. This can cause your color to fade faster than it would otherwise. Instead, try washing your hair with lukewarm water, which will help to keep your hair cuticle closed and your color locked in.
Limit Your Use of Heat Styling Tools
Heat styling tools, such as flat irons and curling irons, can also be damaging to your hair color. The high temperatures can cause your color to fade and can even damage your hair. To help maintain your hair color, try to limit your use of heat styling tools as much as possible. If you do use them, be sure to use a heat protectant spray to help minimize damage.
Use Color-Depositing Conditioner
There are a variety of color-enhancing products on the market that can help to extend the life of your hair color. These products work by depositing small amounts of color onto your hair, helping to boost your color and keep it looking fresh. Be sure to choose a product that is specifically designed for your hair color and follow the instructions carefully.
Protect Your Hair from the Sun
The sun's UV rays can be just as damaging to your hair color as they are to your skin. To help protect your hair from the sun, be sure to wear a hat or scarf when you're outside for extended periods of time. You can also use a leave-in conditioner with UV protection to help minimize damage.
Maintaining your hair color in-between appointments is possible with a few simple steps. By using color-safe products, avoiding hot showers, limiting heat styling tools, using color-enhancing products, and protecting your hair from the sun, you can help to keep your hair color looking fresh and vibrant. So go ahead and enjoy your new hair color for longer!