Coloring your hair can change up your entire look and ignite your confidence. Whether you’re just covering a few grays or going all out with a vibrant color, you’ll feel like a brand new person as soon as you step out of the salon.
It’s important to take extra care of color treated hair and there are a few precautions we suggest you take in order to keep your color lasting and beautiful until your next appointment.
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USE SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO!
Sulfates are infamous for stripping color and moisture from the hair follicle, which leaves your once vibrant-looking color with a dull and dry appearance. Investing in a sulfate-free shampoo, like Aveda’s Color Conserve line, will help to extend your color life and keep your locks looking fresh.
Bonus Tip: Do not wash your hair more often than every other day, in fact try extending your washes to 2-3 times per week and wash in cool water. Hot water tends to strip the color faster, while cool water actually seals your color in.
AVOID ALCOHOL-BASED STYLING PRODUCTS!
Although it may be difficult, opting for alcohol-free styling products will help your color last longer. Like sulfates, alcohol based products increase the fading process time, especially while the sunlight is more direct in the summertime. Luckily, there are lots of products out there that are alcohol-free for this exact reason. Products that contain alcohol can make your hair feel brittle, so taking a break from them will soften your locks.
BEAT THE HEAT!
We always suggest only using hot styling tools like curling wands and straightening irons with a heat protectant. However, colored hair is more susceptible to damage so minimizing your use of blow dryers and curling/straightening irons is key to keeping your color-treated hair healthy. Embrace your natural hair texture! Simply apply some styling products that will add a little structure and emphasize your natural texture and allow your hair to air dry.
Bonus Tip: If you must blow dry your colored hair, give yourself some extra time to get ready and keep it to the lowest heat setting. Better yet, if your blow dryer has a cool blast setting, use that instead. Of course, this means a little more time in your daily routine, but more importantly it means keeping your hair health intact and your color looking great until your next appointment.
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PROTECT THOSE LOCKS!
With summer right around the corner, it’s good to know how the warm months can impact your color. If you love to swim make sure to saturate your hair with clean water and apply a protective leave-in conditioner before you get in to help prevent the chlorine from damaging you color. The chemical treated water can build up in your hair and cause color (especially lighter colors) to develope into an unattractive green hue. It’s also a great idea to invest in a hair cleanser that specializes in removing the chlorine fromyour hair when you get out of the pool! Aveda’s Sun Care line includes the Protective Veil, a Hair & Body Cleanser, and an After-Sun Hair Masque.
GLAZE IT UP!
Schedule a glaze appointment between your initial color appointment and your retouch appointment to prevent your hair from losing its luster. A glaze is a clear deposit that brings back the shine into your hair without actually adding any color. This is the ultimate way to keep your hair looking its best.
At Music To My Hair, we use Aveda Color – which offers endless shade choices from outrageous shades to purely natural looks and amazing grey coverage results. The fad-resistant formulas are up to 96% naturally derived for essentially damage-free results with Aveda’s signature blend of organic botanical oils – including sunflower, castor, and jojoba.
Call now to book your next color appointment at MTMH and keep these tips in mind for ensuring long-lasting, healthy, color every time.
Music To My Hair
1214 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
The Best Salon In Latham, NY