You leave the hair salon looking great. Your hair is the 'just right' color, and you can't believe how shiny it is. Whether it's the first time you've had your hair expertly colored or you're an old pro, you want one thing – to keep this color on your tresses for as long as possible.
You've considered not shampooing your hair, ever again. But, that's not practical. So you start your usually beauty routine at home. And then it happens. Your color starts fading. What's going on? Maybe you're not caring for the color in the best way possible. Understanding how to care for your hair and extend the life of your color makes it more likely that you'll look like you just left the salon for a longer time.
What can you do at home to keep your hair color look bright, bold and full of shine?
Shampoo Less Often
Okay, you can't totally stop showering. But, you can cut down on the number of times you shampoo. Instead of washing your hair every day, reduce shampooing to a few times a week. At the very most, wash your hair every other day. Keep in mind, this doesn't mean that you can't shower. Your post-workout shower is absolutely a must-do -- especially before you go back to work or out with your friends. Wash your body as usual, just keep your hair up and out of the way.
Along with washing your hair less often, wait a day or two before shampooing after you've gone to the salon. Giving the color a two-day (approximately) window to set may mean that it sticks around or stays brighter longer.
Color Protecting Products
Instead of picking up any bottle of shampoo, choose one that protects your color. There are an awesomely amazing array of color-protecting or color maintenance hair products available. If you don't choose a product that is specifically made for color treated hair or to keep your color string, stay away from shampoos that contain sulfates or are made for oily hair. These can strip the color and make it fade faster. Steer clear of clarifying shampoos as well. These may get the gunk and build-up off, but they may also strip away some of the color too.
Treat Your Hair
A once or twice a week masque or hair treatment made for colored tresses can help to keep your locks lustrous. Chemically treating your hair can damage it and leave it looking dull. Adding shine and helping your hair to heal will boost the look of the color and keep your hair healthy.
Finding the perfect color isn't always easy. When the colorist at your hair salon gets it really right, you can extend the look with a few tricks. From washing your locks sparingly to conditioning it well, you can keep your color vibrant and looking like its brand new. Contact a salon, like Salonmoraee, for more help.