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Protect Your Hair Color Between Visits

April 14 2019
Protect Your Hair Color Between Visits

When you spend all the time and money getting your hair beautifully colored, you want it to last! The steps taken between salon visits are important in keeping your color vibrant and your hair shiny and healthy looking until your next appointment. Here’s some tips from the pros to keep your hair color looking like you just stepped out of the salon.

Delay Shampooing. Your stylist should give you a time as to when you should next shampoo your hair after coloring. Take her advice and wait until she tells you. Sometimes it can be a full 72 hours, depending on the hair type and product used, but it matters! The outer layer of each strand is opened in the coloring process to absorb the color, and it needs time to fully close and seal in the color.    

Shampoo less frequently. When you do start shampooing again, make it less often. Most people wash their hair too frequently and it strips out the natural oils in the hair. This causes the color to fade. Washing 2-3 times a week is a good rule to go by. Your stylist can show you a good dry shampoo to keep it fresh in between if you feel you need it.

Use professional products. Use sulfate-free products recommended by your stylist. Sulfates are detergents so they can strip your hair of its natural oils ... and its new color. Make sure the products you use are safe for color-treated hair.

Turn down the heat. Heat can damage your hair which risks losing some of the color as well. Rinse your hair in warm, not hot, water and avoid heated styling tools as much as possible. When washing your hair, wash in warm water but use cooler water to rinse out the conditioner to seal in the moisture and protect your color. Use a high-quality heat protectant cream or spray if you have to use the styling tools.

Deep condition. There are many deep conditioning treatments that can give your color-treated hair extra protection from the elements. Ask about products to use both at home and deep conditioning treatments that Ellie K offers to protect your color.

Let Ellie K Salon  show you how to protect your investment in your stunning new hair color and keep it looking great for a long time.Give us a call at 469-476-2400 or visit our location at 2552-1 Stonebrook Parkway Suite 200 Frisco, TX 75034. You can also book online at your convenience