Between Salon Visits: Color-Treated Hair Care
You just walked out of the Full Spectrum Hair Salon with a gorgeous new hair color, and you want it to last. The steps you take between salon visits are important to keep your color vibrant, shiny, and healthy looking until your next appointment. We’ve put together some tips from the pros to help keep your color looking stunning.
Wait to shampoo. The first step to lasting color is to wait before your next shampoo. This will vary by your hair type and the products your stylist uses, so ask your stylist about the ideal wait time. In many cases, that’s a full 72 hours. The outer layer of each strand is opened during the coloring process, and it takes about that long for it to fully close and seal in that color.
Shampoo less frequently. Speaking of shampooing, when you do return to it, do it less often. Most people wash their hair too often, which over-strips natural oils and can cause color to fade. Many stylists recommend washing 2-3 times per week, or every other day. In between shampoos, you can use a good dry shampoo to keep things fresh.
Use recommended products. Once you do return to shampooing, be sure to use sulfate-free products recommended by your stylist. Sulfates are detergents that make products lather, but they can also over-strip your hair’s natural oils – and your color.
Dial back the heat. Heat can damage your hair, which puts it at risk of losing some of the color. Turn down the heat in your shower and avoid heated styling tools when possible. Wash in warm water then rinse with cooler water after conditioning to protect your gorgeous color. And if you do need to style with heat, use a heat protectant first.
Deep condition. Ask your stylist about deep conditioning treatments. Color-treated hair needs extra protection from the elements, and conditioning does the trick. Ask about products to use, how often to use them, and how often to come to the salon for a deep conditioning.
With just a few easy tips, you can protect your investment in your stunning new hair color and keep it looking great for a long time.
Haven’t stopped by for that new color yet? Make your appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our professional stylists will help you choose the perfect color for that look you want. You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy or call 972.509.1565 to book your appointment. To book and manage appointment on your mobile device, download our free app on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.