5 Simple Tips to Help Protect Color-treated Hair From Fading
One great way to experiment with changing your look is by color treating your hair. Unlike hair cuts that take months to grow out, dying your hair gives you the opportunity to play with your looks without affecting the length of your hair. Moreover, with creative hair coloring techniques, you are able to choose any hair color that fits the style and look you are going for.
A professional hair coloring salon will be able to help you achieve this dramatic change in hair color. However, it is still up to the individual to maintain their hair color even after treatment.
To help keep your new hair color looking fresh and vibrant, our experts at Full House Salon offer these 5 simple tips to help you care for your color-treated locks and protect it from fading.
1. Avoid Shampooing Immediately After
Wait at least 24 hours to shampoo, or preferably longer. During this period upon color-treating your hair, the hair color gradually settles into the hair strands. By avoiding shampooing, you give the color plenty of time to set which makes it less likely for it to fade. As part of most hair coloring services, your hairstylist would have washed your hair before treating it. Nonetheless, if you still desire to give your hair another wash on the day of the hair color, you should only run cold water through the strands.
2. Avoid Hot Showers
On the topic of showers, you should avoid spraying hot water onto your color-treated hair even months after the treatment. Unknown to many that enjoy hot showers, hot water can strip the moisture out of hair and skin. Additionally, very hot water can also cause hair color to fade as it opens the surface of the hair strand which strips the color off them. It is recommended to pull your hair into a loose bun or cover it with a shower cap to protect it from getting wet during the days when you desire a long relaxing hot shower or bath.
3. Avoid Frequent Heat-Styling
Excess heat can cause damage to hair strands. Most hair styling tools operate with heat, h
ence it is generally recommended to avoid styling your hair with such products after color treatment. Even if you need to use the blow dryer or flat curlers to give your hair some volume, it is best to operate the tool with the lowest possible heat setting. Alternatively, you can choose to use a heat-protecting spray or serum to act as a barrier between the hair strand and heat styling tool when styling your hair.
4. Use Color-Friendly Hair Products
To keep your hair color lasting long, you should consider using hair products that are meant for colored hair. This includes using color-friendly shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate, formaldehyde and alcohol-free. This is key as normal shampoos and other hair care products have higher concentrations of cleaning surfactants that can strip hair color out. Since color can also cause damage and remove natural moisture from hair, most color-friendly hair products have special color-protecting formulas that moisturize and nourish the hair strands.
5. Use UV-Protecting Hair Products
Prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun can lighten and make your hair color fade quicker. When outside on a sunny day, you should cover your hair with a hat or scarf. Having said that, the best way to maintain hair color for long is to use hair products containing UV protectors. This includes applying leave-in conditioners and hair sprays with SPF on your color-treated hair. Some UV-protecting products also contain vitamins that can restore the vibrance of colored hair and prevent further damage from occurring.
Professional Hair Coloring Services In Tampines, Singapore
Maintaining your color-treated hair need not be difficult so long as you make the conscious effort to care for it in simple ways. Our professionals at Full House Salon are always ready to help you achieve your desired look and make it last. Make an appointment with our hair experts today. Contact us here.