Hair is among the most popular ways to drastically alter your appearance overnight. Because hair takes time to grow out, a new haircut may not be the best way for you to experiment with your appearance. A change in hair color allows you to experiment with your appearance without affecting your hair length. The best part is that you could always choose any color in the spectrum to have as a hair color these days. Here are several tips that many people don’t know about making their hair color last longer.
Do Not Shampoo Immediately
After applying hair color to your hair, it settles into your hair in at least 24 hours. Even after your colorist has washed your hair, the dye will continue to work for several hours. If you shampoo the hair at home, the color won’t be able to settle in properly. This will cause hair color to fade.
Use Products for Colored Hair
If you want your hair color to last, you should use hair care products designed specifically for colored hair. This is crucial because other products could strip your hair color. Use shampoo and conditioner for colored hair which does not contain sulfates, alcohols, or other harsh chemicals. Because the color can have a drying effect on your hair, you should use nourishing hair care products.
Use Hair Masks Regularly and Other Conditioning Treatments
Color-treated hair is more delicate and may require more attention and care from you. To restore moisture to your colored hair, purchase conditioning treatments like rich hair masks as well as hair oils. To add moisture to the hair, you can also get a hair spa treatment at a beauty salon or do it at home.
Reduce The Use of Heat Styling
You may enjoy the way your hair looks after using a flat iron, curling iron, or hair dryer, but heated styling can cause color-treated hair to dry out even more. When doing heat styling, always use heat protectant products first.
Avoid Hot Showers
Hot water can cause your hair color to appear dull and shorten its life. The heat softens your cuticle, allowing your hair color and moisture to escape. When shampooing your hair, rinse out with room temperature water, then towel dry, condition, and then rinse out with cold water to seal the cuticle. This gives you longer-lasting hair color, keep your hair hydrated, and also eliminate split ends.
Use A Gloss Treatment
Using a gloss treatment in between coloring treatments can always help refresh the look of your hair. The gloss coats the strands to add shine as well as color, which can help restore faded hair. Because the effects typically last one to two weeks, you can apply a gloss maybe once or twice in between your coloring sessions.
Always Wear UV Protection
Sunlight may also lighten the hair and cause it to fade more quickly. If you want to keep your hair color looking good for a long time, use a leave-in conditioner with a sun protection factor or cover your hair with a scarf or hat when you go out in the sun.
If you take a few precautions and devote some time to hair care, your hair color will last longer and your hair will be healthy for many years to come.
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