You’ve just walked out of the salon with your fabulous new hair color. You feel great, look fantastic, and want to keep that color looking vibrant for as long as you can. Hair care between professional hair coloring is an important part of keeping it looking great. Here are some tips so you can get the most out of your color.
Talk to your stylist
Start by talking to your stylist since they are the best experts on the products used for your coloring as well as your individual hair type and texture. They have the resources and know how to recommend the best products and techniques for keeping everything looking great until your next salon visit.
Shampooing allows pigment to escape from your hair strands with every wash. Ask your stylist how long you should wait before shampooing, and after, that do it less often. Your hair only needs shampoo about two or three times each week, so washing every day isn’t necessary. Use a dry shampoo to keep things fresh, or try co-shampooing, which is using conditioner instead of shampoo to wash your hair.
Conditioning is a very important step for color-treated hair because it keeps it soft, healthy-looking, and helps repair damage. Well-conditioned hair also makes your color look vibrant and shimmering, and last longer. Use a color-safe conditioner that works for your hair type. You should ask your stylist to recommend the best product for you.
Your hair may need extra care after coloring. If it’s dry and unmanageable even after conditioning, you should try deep conditioning treatments to restore your hair’s health. Ask your stylist about a deep conditioning treatment at the salon or ask for products you can use at home.
Use heated styling tools only when necessary - repeated use of heat on your hair will damage it. If you need to use heated styling tools, apply a heat protectant first. You can also turn down the heat when you’re in the shower to keep hair looking vibrant and healthy.
Get a trim
Removing split ends will help keep your hair looking great and prevents further damage. You should get a trim before your coloring and visit the salon for regular trims, about every four to six weeks, to maintain fabulous looking hair.
Balance your diet
A healthy diet shows on the outside, with soft, healthy skin, hair, and nails. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables with lean proteins and whole grains. Try to avoid junk food as much as you can. This all helps your body to build keratin, the protein your hair needs to stay strong and look great.
Wanting to try out a new color or in need of a touchup? Set up your appointment at HQ Salon today by giving us a call at any of our locations in Westlake or Lorain, OH or Wesley Chapel, FL. You can also book online for a time that suits your schedule. We look forward to helping you look your absolute best.