So you just got your hair done and you're obsessed, but you're nervous about it fading on you. There are a variety of factors that determine how quickly your color can fade. Some of them include the shade of your hair, the integrity of your hair and the porosity. Here are some of our main tips to help maintain the longevity of your color...
♡ Cold Water
We have so many Boutique Babes asking if cold water really helps the longevity of color, so let us explain. Yes, it does and here is why… Cold water helps to keep your hair cuticle closed vs. hot water which opens your hair cuticle. By keeping your cuticle closed while washing, it is harder for color molecules to get out.
As guests, we are told over and over again to only use salon products. The reason being, drug store products contain chemicals and additives that strip the hair. Sulphates are what lower end product lines will use to create bubbles so the customer feels like the product is working well. Sulphates are also made from detergent and not only strip color molecules, but also strip the natural oils your hair needs as well.
At Brooke Bauer Boutique, we use sulphate, paraben + cruelty free products from Kevin Murphy. Click here to shop Kevin Murphy products on our online store!
♡ Frequent Salon Visits
It may seem obvious that getting your hair colored more often would increase longevity. However, we are referring to hair masques and treatments more than anything. The healthier your hair is, the easier it can hold onto color. Unhealthy hair fades much quicker.
♡ Protecting It From The Sun
The sun can actually evaporate color molecules right before your eyes. If you arrive at the beach platinum and leave brassy, it isn’t your imagination. Using a UV Protectant on your hair or wearing a hat will keep it safe in the hotter months.
If your hair struggles to hold color and you have already tried our tips, come into Brooke Bauer Boutique for a consultation with on of our stylists. We would love to help figure out how we can increase the longevity of your color.
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