You know that “I just walked out of the salon with perfect color and feel great” feeling? Then you know that disappointment when your hair color starts to fade and look less vibrant and amazing than when you first got it done.
Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can slow the fading process down – even if you can’t prevent it completely – these things will help keep your hair color looking great for longer!
Don’t Wash Everyday
If you can, go two or three days without shampooing your hair. Instead use a combination of dry shampoo and creative updos to allow for longer time between washes. This will help prevent shampoo from striping the hair color and cause fading. This brings us to the next point…
Choose the Right Products!
Don’t use regular products on colored hair if you want the color to last. Specially formulated color-protecting products will help restore moisture and maintain the hair color for a longer period of time while avoiding ingredients that will strip the color.
Protect your Strands
UV rays can penetrate the your hair cuticle and oxidize, or bleach, the color. So opt for a hat or a leave-in conditioner or spray with SPF protection. There are tons of products in a variety of price ranges that have UV protection for you hair.