TIPS TO HELP PROTECT COLOR-TREATED HAIR
With proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your hair color last longer and shiny
Hair color can make hair more porous, which causes it to absorb and release moisture more easily. Here are tips on how to keep as much moisture in your hair as possible, by maintaining the best possible condition.
Prep Your Hair Before Coloring
One to two days before a color service, use a chelating shampoo to remove styling product build-up. You might also want to use a deep-conditioning mask once a week to put hydration back in the hair which will help keep color from fading faster after coloring your hair.
After Coloring, Wait 2 Days Before You Shampoo
When you color your hair, wait at least 48 hours to shampoo, preferably longer. If you can go three or four days before shampooing, even better. This will give the color plenty of time to set.
Shampoo Your Color-Treated Hair Less Frequently
To prevent water from washing away the color molecules, wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your color-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your color last longer and help maintain health in your colored hair.
Turn Down the Water Temperature When Shampooing Color-Treated Hair
When you shampoo, stick to lukewarm or cooler water temperatures. Super-hot water leeches dye out of hair faster and strips the color because it opens the surface of the hair strand, which causes the dye molecules to escape.
Avoid Chlorine on Color-Treated Hair
If you spend much time in a swimming pool, wet your dyed hair and apply a protective leave-in conditioner before you get wet to help prevent the chlorine from damaging color vibrant, because the chemicals in chlorine can build up and cause haircolor—especially lighter colors to shift to an unattractive green hue. Or, wear a swim cap to keep your hair dry.
The simple way to protect your hair from the sun rays is wearing the cap. And don’t forget against UV rays conditioning product.