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Spending a significant amount of time and money at the salon is totally worth it to achieve a gorgeous hair color you love. Even though we love the outcome, the longer we can make the color last the better – right? Less trips to the salon, anyone? So if we told you there were a few key tricks to keep in mind that could potentially help you elongate your hair color, you’d be interested? Ok, ok we’ll share some of the top tips with you.
Invest in the Right Products
You’ve heard it before, but you’re going to hear it again. It’s all about having the right tools and products to achieving the look you desire (that goes for so many things in life, right?). Ask your hairstylist prior to getting your hair colored to find out what product(s) he/ she suggests. Also, be sure to ask what products you should use prior to coloring your hair. It’s also wise to invest in a special shampoo/ conditioner that’s been created to specifically treat colored hair.
Avoid Extreme Heat
When it comes to showering you want to avoid really hot water, cooler water is actually better for colored hair. Hot water can often cause breakage with your hair, in turn creating your hair color to fade. So stick to the cooler water!
Watch the Styling Tools
Just like hot water can cause fading, over doing it with the heated styling tools can promote color fading as well. If you’re really attached to your styling tools, just try to ease back on how often you’re using them. However, you will want to try to avoid them at least the first week of your color being done.
Careful of the Sun
See a common theme? The heat tends to fade your hair color, in more ways than one. Staying out in the sun for too long can also promote color fading. Try wearing a hat or minimizing how long you’re outside in the sunshine.
It seems like a simple thing, but we’re all a little guilty of fudging a few given directions a time or two. Thinking “oh, it won’t make that much of a difference.” But the thing about coloring your hair is it can definitely make a difference. So make sure you’re communicating with your hairstylist, ask questions, and follow the directions he/she gives you. Your stylist is the expert and knows what steps and products you should be using to have the best potential outcome with your hair coloring process.
All in all, it doesn’t have to be complicated to have your hair color last longer. Just a few key things can make all the difference in the world when it comes to elongating the lifespan of your color. Remember to ask questions, invest in the right products, and minimize the heat. You’ll thank yourself in the long run when you’re making fewer trips to the salon for touchups!
What tips do you have for helping your color last longer?