So you've just spent a small fortune on getting your dream hair! You want it to last for a long as possible but those vivid colours are high maintenance.
Here are a few pointers to keep your hair looking and feeling as good as possible until your next visit to the salon.
1) Only wash your hair in cold water. As cold as you can stand. We all know that it's easier to just wash your hair in the lovely hot shower in the morning while you're trying to shake the sleep funk but don't! Hot water will open the cuticle of the hair and let that colour run straight down the drain. Separate washing from now on and really try to wash your hair as infrequently as possible. If you're an every other dayer try and push it to 3 days and so on. If you are worried about greasy roots there is no harm in reaching for a lightweight dry shampoo to tide you over.
2) At the other end of the day don't go to bed with wet hair. Any material that's touching your hair as it dries will be pulling the colour from your hair. If you have to wash at night either blast your hair dry before going to bed and style in the morning or wait to go to bed until its dry.
3) Use salon quality shampoo and conditioner. This isn't a myth that the products that you buy in salon are better for your hair. They will be PH balanced which is important for keeping that colour locked in. It's also important to use a deep conditioner once a week to keep your hair in tip top condition.
4) Go steady with the styling tools. When drying don't use the hottest setting. Use the middle setting and allow more time for drying. When reaching for the straighteners or curling tongs always make sure you have prepared the hair with a heat protecting product and again if your straighteners have a heat control don't go for the hottest setting. Try not to run the straighteners over each section of hair repeatedly. Invest in some sectioning clips so you can do smaller pieces at a time for best results.
5) Avoid swimming pools at all costs!! Chlorine is not good for anyones hair and can cause a build up if not removed after swimming each time properly. If you really must swim make sure to wet your hair and then use a swimming cap and always shampoo and condition immediately after.
I hope this helps you in getting the best from your hair colour. I'm happy to chat to anyone that needs advice with their hair, anytime. All my info can be found in the contact section if you would like to get in touch.