How to make your colour last longer
"I love my colour, how do I make it last?"
This is one of the questions I get asked the most.
You walk out of our salon and your colour looks amazing! So of course you want to keep that feeling going. There are a few factors here so lets break it down...
The very best way to keep your colour that perfect tone is for your hair to be healthy. Simple really isn't it? The better condition your hair is in the more it will be able to hang onto your desired tone. Think about it, have you ever seen someone with dry or damaged hair and thought wow their colour looks great? No.
So, here is a list of what is ruining your hue...
WASHING YOUR HAIR
Wash your hair less! At the most 2-3 times a week with a prescribed shampoo that is sulphate free and best suited for your hair type. Over washing is the number one cause of your colour fading!
When your stylist asks you what your using at home we are trying to figure out two very important things.
1. Is there going to be any kind of build up from silicones, metals or harsh chemicals on your hair that could lead to a disastrous chemical reaction and leave us unable to safely colour your hair?
2. Is your current product stripping your colour?
You could need a product that is better suited for your hair. In an ideal world our clients are of course using products we know, recommended and can trust.
Will buying the shampoo and conditioner we recommend make us rich? No. It will however though, magically make your colour last longer because you are using professional products suited to you. Your hair will be healthier, stronger and used correctly actually last way longer than the supermarket stuff you fly through!
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That's right, your morning routine of quickly running over your hair with straightening irons or even just a dryer and brush without heat protection is literally stripping the colour out of your hair.
Any heated styling using a hairdryer, irons, tongs etc without the proper heat protection pulls the moisture from your hair, do this too often and it really does have a significant effect on the health of your hair and its ability to hold on to your colour. If this sounds like your morning routine try using HEATED.DEFENCE before you style.
If you colour, heat style or even just have really long hair you need to be treating it regularly. I recommend a daily treatment you can use on dry hair to refresh your style every morning, YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil is my go to for this. Non greasy, its makes your hair smooth and tames fly aways too.
For a weekly treatment to deeply nourish your hair I can't go past HYDRATE.ME MASQUE. I like to leave this masque in overnight and rinse out the following morning, your hair will feel so soft and nourished!
If this sounds too complicated then K18 is for you, simply use in place of your conditioner and leave it in. This game changing product is the "new OLAPLEX" This leave in treatment reverses damage from chemical services and heat in just 4 minutes.
So, it's pretty simple really. Wash your less with good quality shampoo, treat your hair at least once a week and before you run the irons back over your hair make sure you use heat protector.
Following these guides with ensure your hair is healthier, happier and will look amazing until your next visit to the salon.