More and more people are going for color jobs these days to change or enhance their looks. Highlights, ombres, full head tints no matter what type of color job you go for, you can follow some tips to retain the look and make it last a little longer in its full glory! These are simple steps that you can simply follow right before and after getting your hair colored.
Before getting your hair colored
A day before you head out for your color appointment, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos help in removing excess product buildup, which in turn will help the color penetrate deeper into your hair strands and cause it to last longer.
After getting your hair colored
You should ideally wait at least 48 hours before you wash your hair after having your hair colored so that the dye molecules have time to set in deep. Use a hair care range that’s particularly designed for treated hair, I would recommend the label.m Color Stay range of shampoo/conditioner.
Additionally, you should also use the label.m Protein Spray as it protects your hair against UVA/UVB rays which cause damage to colored hair. Also, avoid using hot water to wash your hair as it will make the color fade quicker. Wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water for the best results.
If you’re taking a dip in the pool or ocean, use a deep conditioner or even a leave-in conditioner to protect your locks. These products help moisturize your hair. You can also apply a conditioning mask once a week to strengthen your hair strands and make them less prone to environmental damage that causes color to fade.
If you are out in the sun, you can simply cover your hair with a colorful and trendy scarf to limit the damage caused by the sun. A hair gloss will also go a long way in retaining your color job. As hair dyes can cause damage to your hair, hair gloss benefits hair by increasing the amount of time between required coloring.