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How To Maintain Your Color-Treated Hair?

Color-treated hair needs a little more attention if you want your color to last long, It doesn’t matter you have brunette, platinum blonde, highlight, or any other. It feels so upset when you spent big bucks at your hair salon services for the newest or trending color and only after a week does they fade due to lack of proper caring. I observed many who has had blonde, brunette, black, pink, blue, orange, they have after 1 or 2 weeks in lack of extra care. If you are someone who has dyed your hair or think of coloring your hair, Here are the tips that I have gathered from a hairstylist and my own experiences. By following them, you can make your hair color last longer.

  • Don’t Apply Shampoo or Conditioner up to 72 hours After Coloring

When you color your hair, your hair cuticle layer is opened, and it is very for color to penetrate the hair shaft. When you wash your hair too soon after coloring, the cuticle layer could still be open which leads to your color being washed down the drain. Your hair cuticles layer takes 72 hours to fully close. So, you should have to wait for at least 3 days or more to shampoo your hair after the coloring, the more time the color pigment will have to soak into the hair cuticle, which will make your color last longer in between salon visits.

  • Only Use Sulfate-free or Mild Shampoo and Conditioner

Try to use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to protect your hair color from fading. Most of the shampoo and conditioner have Sodium laureth sulfate ‘a type of anionic detergent’,  found in many personal care products. This ingredient is used to help produce a foaming effect on your shampoos and conditioners. Sulfates tend to strip your hair’s natural oils and moisture, and also color from your color-treated hair.

You can try our exclusive range of shampoos and conditioners which are specially formulated for Color-treated hair.

  1. Matrix Biolage Colorlast Gel Conditioner 250ml – For Coloured Hair
  2. Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure pH4.5 Color Freeze Micellar Shampoo 250ml – White Hair
  • Avoid hot water when shampooing

Hot water is not good for your hair color, it can fade the color of the hair. When you wash your hair with hot water, your hair’s cuticle is opened and allowing your color to wash out very easily while shampooing and conditioning. So, instead of hot water, use slightly warm water and then rinse it with cold water after conditioning. Warm water allows the shampoo and conditioner to penetrate and cleanse while the cold water will help seal in the moisture from your conditioner and prevent color from fading.

  • Don’t Over Wash Your Hair

If you wash your hair every day, you should avoid this habit to make your hair color last longer, especially if you have a vibrant color. Every time washing hair, stripping the natural oils of hair that moisturize and keep your hair color looking fresh and shiny. So, try to wash your hair 2-3 times a week to keep your color on lock.

  • Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos are color-safe, so try to wash your hair with these shampoos on your off days. They refresh your hair and make it look like you wash your hair with your regular shampoo. You can also try color-tinted dry shampoos to revamp your hair color without going to the salon.

  • Try Leave-in treatments to protect hair color while styling

Colored and chemically-treated hair needs extra hydration and protection from the sun to prevent damage and loss of nutrients to the hair, and leave-in treatments help to keep your hair smooth and hydrated. Sun is also responsible for fading hair color, so find one treatment that ensures UV protection so that the sun won’t fade your hair color. If you don’t want to invest in other products, try to use only a sunscreen spray over your hair to prevent sun damage.

You should try this leave-in treatment to protect your hair from post-color damage “Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector 100ml”

 

  • Use Heat Protectant Sprays Before using heating style tools

Using heating tools for hair styling will strip away color and hydration which leads to damaged hair. To prevent these problems, you should use heat protectant spray before hair styling or blow-drying. These sprays help to reduce moisture loss from inside the hair, smooth the outside of the hair, and protect your hair from humidity after heat styling and prevent your hair color to stay long.

  • Avoid chlorine and saltwater

If you are going swimming in a pool or any salty water source like an ocean, you should try a swimmer’s cap, because it contains chlorine or saltwater. Chlorine is a chemical bleaching agent that is used to clean pool, can strip color from your hair. So, whenever you go swimming, try to use a swimming cap and add conditioner to your hair, and putting it in a cap, this technique will help to save your hair’s color.

So, these are some very effective tips that will help to maintain your hair color and prevent it from fading.

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