Short and sweet
Quick tips are the best kind of tips. Short, sweet and to the point! This week’s quick tips are all about how to make your color last longer. Read below to read our stylists’ recommendations for what you should be doing!
Space out your shampoos
Instead of washing your hair, try using a good dry shampoo on the days your scalp is feeling a bit oily. Dry shampoo will suck out that extra moisture without drying out your hair. It is the perfect win – win. Your scalp feels clean and your hair is happy! Looking for a new dry shampoo? Here are our favorites: Garbo’s Freshen Up Dry Shampoo or Aquage Dry Shampoo Extending Spray
Heat is not your friend.
Heat is not a friend of your hair color- heat opens the cuticle allowing color molecules to slip out! If you use heat, make sure you are using heat and thermal protectant to create a barrier that doesn’t allow the cuticle to open. Some of our favorite heat protectant products are: Garbo’s Stay Spritz and Shine, Garbo’s Brilliance Blow Dry and Flat Iron Sealer and Aquage’s Beyond Shine.
Your choice of shampoo and conditioner is important
Your choice in shampoo/conditioner will make or break the longevity of your hair color. Drug store shampoos/conditioners contain old technology surfactants (learn more here) and salts (yes- like table salt). These ingredients break open the cuticle allowing the color molecules to slip out. Invest in stylist recommended shampoos and conditioners (like Garbo’s True Hue and Colormoist lines, Aquage’s Color Protecting line or Aveda’s Color Conserve line) that instead nourish the cuticle and prolong the hair color.
Hopefully these quick tips will leave you feeling a little bit more knowledgable on how to take care of and maintain your beautiful color! If you have any questions or need more information, leave us a comment, send us an email or give our salon a call!