Updated: May 29, 2021
Do you struggle to keep the beautiful hair color your stylist gave you at your last salon visit?? Whether you're blonde or brunette, your hair color is bound to change slightly in between salon visits, generally revealing unwanted warmth either in the form of gold or red.
Here's a few tips to help you keep you loving your hair color.
Use The Right At Home Regimen
Be sure that you are using the products recommended by your professional stylist, they are not just randomly trying to sell you products, they are recommending what is best for your hair color and texture and believe me you will see the difference. Non-professional products tend to contain harsher ingredients and can actually lighten your hair color prematurely. What this means for blondes is typically your blonde looks a little more yellow than you would like, and for brunettes you become too red or orangey. A way to help avoid the situation is by using Cool colored shampoos, conditioners and masks which will help counteract the warmth that is appearing. Blondes should be using violet based products and Brunettes should use blue based for the best results.
Turn Down The Heat! Heat styling can not only cause actual damage to the hair strands but it can also affect your hair color. Turn down the heat in the shower (this is better for your skin too!) and turn down the heat of your hair dryer and hot styling tools especially, sometimes you can visibly see the hair color change before your eyes if it's too hot. If you are using heat styling make sure you are using a heat protectant so serve as a barrier between your hair and the heat.
Use Color Enhancing Products Once again it's best to consult with your stylist, there are many color enhancing shampoos, conditioners, and masks you can use to help maintain your color. These products actually contain dye molecules and will help replace some of the color you lose. Best part, not only are these available in reds, browns and blondes, they are available in fashion colors so you can have a little fun with them as well with no commitment.
Ask For A Glaze Your stylist can put a colored glaze over your hair color which will act as a second layer of tone helping to seal the hair and add extra shine!
Send me your hair questions or concerns and maybe my next blog post will address it!