Like other beauty treatments, hair coloring is an investment worth cherishing. To keep your new tone as long as possible, follow these tips. Star colorists and salon owners told New Beauty what to do and what not to do to maintain the health and beauty of curls.
1. Do not rush to wash your hair
Yes, yes, wait 2-3 days after coloring for the color to set in your hair and not wash out.
“Can you take it any longer? Do it. Believe me, you will notice the difference,” says Glenn Ellis, a hairdresser trusted by Olivia Wilde.
2. Use the right shampoo
Don’t grab the first shampoo you see on your shelf. Even if it is a very good and expensive tool.
“Purchase shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair without sulfates in advance. Otherwise, they will deprive your strands of moisture and color. I love Pureology Hydrate products, they have an anti-fading complex that helps keep your shade looking great for longer. But the brand is not so important, the composition is more valuable, ”explains Jennifer Korab, a hairdresser who prepares models for Fashion Weeks.
3. Forget hot showers…
We understand that sometimes it’s not just a shower, but a whole anti-stress ritual. But, if you want to extend the life of your bronde or ombre, use warm water to wash your hair.
“Hot will open the cuticles of your hair and wash out the dye. But warm or slightly cool water will close the cuticle and allow you to maintain a beautiful color and shine, ”reminds Korab.
4… and clarifying shampoos
Glenn Ellis said that these products are used to remove natural oils from the hair, it also strips them of color and gives the hair a copper tint.
“Choose a color-safe formula like Monday Haircare Color Protect Shampoo, which cleanses the roots and scalp while keeping the color intact,” the expert recommends.
5. Apply the mask regularly
You can forget about the hair mask from time to time when it comes to normal care. But when it comes to the longevity of your color, experts advise applying the product regularly: at least twice a week. Healthy, nourished and hydrated hair retains color better.
“The more dry, damaged or dehydrated your hair is, the more likely you are to get unpredictable color results,” says Roger Azadganian, hairstylist and founder of äz Craft Luxury Haircare.
6. Always use thermal protection
Even when drying your hair in the sun – for example, while on vacation in a hotel or country house. And if you do styling with a hair dryer, ironing or curling iron, then not a single use of these devices should be complete without special equipment. Apply a protective mousse or gel along the entire length, and then use a hairspray with a gentle formula for colored hair.