Hair coloring is one of the most widely used enhancements in the beauty business and keeping one’s hair color lush has been a mission for many. How do you keep your ginger locks from looking like powder-pink? Fading and oxidation are bound to happen but there are four ways to maintain beautiful color that you may not be aware of. Read on to discover how these simple steps can keep your mane looking marvelous.
Getting the Right Shampoo and Conditioner- Buy Sulfate-Free!
One of the most overlooked steps in maintaining color is choosing a professional color maintenance shampoo and conditioner. Salon visits are expensive and even if you do a box color, it’s time and money so why not invest in a bit of preservation? Whatever you use, don’t waste another minute using a shampoo which is not specialized in preserving color. Sulfate-free shampoos like Redken Color Extend Magnetics gently cleanses and strengthens color-treated hair. Redken’s Color Magnetics professional hair care line has an exclusive RCT Protein Complex which treats hair from root to tip and their Charge-Attract Complex delivers charged amino-ions that attach to the hair fiber to form a protective barrier ultimately preserving your color. Along with Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo, consider protecting your hair with the color extend conditioner, it detangles while assisting anti-fade protection to color-treated hair. Redken’s exclusive Interlock Protein Network and Fade Resist Complex delivers a UV filter, conditioning cranberry oil, strengthening ceramide, and protective micro-net technology to aid in sustaining gorgeous, vibrant, color and shine.
AVOID Appliance Overload
Flat ironing, blow drying, and curling constantly weakens the hair shaft. The wear and tear on the cuticle will damage the cuticle and the color will not have a good foundation to stay in the cuticle. It’s really important to use a thermal protectant like Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray, which guards your hair from heat damage up to 450 degrees. Formulated with Bio-Advance Peptide Complex to add strength, this spray adds muscle and shine from the cuticle to cortex so you your hair is brilliant and frizz-free.
Beware of the Sun
Sun, pool, and beach are combination thereof can wreak havoc on the hair shaft making it dry, brittle, and fast fading in just one afternoon. Be sure to use a UV protector like Milk Shake Incredible Milk 12 effects, this leave-in treatment not only offers UV ray protection it offers maintenance and protection of color, repair, frizz control, prevents split ends, acts as a thermal protectant, and smooths the hair cuticle for beautiful manageable, shiny hair.
Wash Less & Use Cool Water (helps seal cuticle)
Washing your hair everyday can strip color, especially if using hot water. Hot water opens up the hair cuticle and steals the moisture. Using a dry shampoo like Hask Charcoal with Citrus is a great alternative in lieu of a major daily washing routine and will maintain your color. What’s more? Not only is dry shampoo super quick, it adds a ton of volume!
Hair color, whether temporary or permanent needs special care, invest in preservation, in the end, you’ll be happy you did. Enjoy more happy hair days!!