January 28, 2015

How to Maintain Hair Color Between Appointments


Finding the hair color that’s your perfect match can be a real challenge. But once you find success, you’ll want to keep that color looking vibrant, healthy and fresh for as long as you can. Here’s how you can keep your hair color looking good between appointments:

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Keep your hair healthy. Healthy hair preserves color better and longer than damaged hair does so be careful with the way you treat your hair. Go easy on the heat! Don’t use high heat when styling or drying. Many styling irons go up to over 450°F, but for recently colored hair, choose a heat setting no higher than 300°F. Also, use cooler water in the shower and let your hair air dry whenever you can. And consider a weekly leave-in conditioning treatment that will seal your hair’s cuticles and prevent color from fading.

Use color safe products. Don’t let that beautiful color go down the drain. Wash your hair less frequently and avoid products that contain harsh sulfates, parabens, or sodium chlorine which can buildup in your hair and cause damage. Rid your hair of dirt without stripping it of its color by using color safe shampoos and conditioners without alcohol. Choose products with extra emollients and proteins that soften the cuticle and lock in your hair’s luster.

Avoid chemical and environmental damage. The sun will dry and fade your hair color, so stay out of direct sunlight or wear a hat. Pool water contains damaging chlorine, and well water often contains minerals and oxidizers like calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, silica, and lead that can cause buildup, dry your hair and weigh it down. Massage a little leave-in conditioner into your hair before  jumping into the pool for added protection. And to keep your hair looking as good as it did when you left the salon, try a hair facial. It can be done seasonally to remove deposit buildup.

Keep your hair vibrant and healthy with advice from a professional cosmetologist. At Salon Success Academy, we offer a cosmetology program that will give you the training you need to start a career in the multi-billion dollar beauty industry. We have five convenient locations throughout the Inland Empire in California. We offer a variety of programs and extensive State Board preparation. Contact us today at 877-987-4247 to learn more.



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