At Paris Salon, we can dye your hair any color you like. We love being able to give our clients the hair they desire, and when you come into our hair salon, you are sure to leave loving your locks. However, without proper care, color-treated hair can often dry out, looking dull within a matter of weeks. Fortunately, if you take the necessary steps, your dyed hair can look gorgeous, shiny, and vibrant for weeks to come.
The Importance of Conditioning
The key to keeping your color looking great is making sure that you are properly conditioning it. When you dye your hair, it makes it more porous, which means that it will absorb and then release moisture more easily than virgin hair. This means that every time your hair gets wet, you lose some of the color molecule. Therefore, your efforts in protecting your color will focus mostly on keeping moisture in your hair. Read on for some tips for keeping your color-treated hair well-conditioned.
Shampoo Less Often
As stated above, whenever your hair gets wet, you are losing color molecules. The simple way to avoid this is to shampoo less often, allowing your natural oils to condition your hair. Your color will remain vibrant for longer if you only shampoo two to three times a week, and your hair will be healthier as well.
Use Color-Safe Dry Shampoo
Of course, if you are shampooing less often, you may worry about your hair looking greasy. That is when dry shampoo will become your best friend. On days you aren’t shampooing in the shower, spray dry shampoo in your hair to absorb excess oil. Make sure that the dry shampoo you choose is for color-treated hair.
Don’t Shampoo Right Away
After you come into our Ridgefield hair salon for color treatment, abstain from shampooing your hair until at least two days afterwards, and ideally three or four days. This gives the color time to set to ensure that as much color is absorbed by your hair as possible.
Avoid Getting Your Hair Wet
On days when you are showering but not shampooing, keep your hair dry to ensure maximum longevity for your color. Use a shower cap or put your hair up in a ponytail as you shower to avoid getting it wet.
Take Cooler Showers
Hot water causes your hair color to fade faster because it opens the pores in the hair, causing the dye molecules to escape more easily. Therefore, when you are shampooing your hair, use lukewarm or cool water.
Invest in a Good Color-Protecting Conditioner
Keeping your color vibrant means conditioning every time you shampoo. While shampoo strips the hair of its color molecules, conditioner helps hair retain its moisture. Therefore, a color-protecting conditioner is an important investment for anyone with color-treated hair. It is most important to condition the ends of your hair, which have the most damage.
Use Deep-Conditioning Treatments
To avoid your color-treated locks losing their luster, deep condition your hair once a week. Dampen your hair, then comb the deep condition through it. Pull it up and leave it in your hair for half an hour. Rinse, and enjoy your softer and shinier hair.
Use Heat Protection
Whether you are straightening, curling, or blow drying your hair, you should protect it from the heat for its health and the vibrancy of your color. First, make sure that your hair is as dry as possible so that it doesn’t fry the inside of your hair. Then, apply a color-safe leave-in conditioner before using your hot tools, and finish with a color-protective hairspray. Avoid using heat on your hair as much as you can.
Eat a Healthy Diet
You know that what you eat has an impact on your overall health and well-being, but you may not realize the impact your diet has on your hair. If your diet lacks the essential nutrients to grow healthy hair, then your color-treated locks will look lackluster. Eating an iron-rich diet is important for making your hair look its best. Make sure to incorporate foods like low-fat cheese, lean meat, fish, spinach, and egg for hair that shines all day long.
Try Some Supplements
It is always better to get essential vitamins and minerals naturally from food, but taking supplements may also help boost your health of your hair. Vitamin C is good for your hair because it provides your scalp with the blood flow it needs to grow strong hair follicles. Biotin is also well-known as a supplement that strengthens weak hair and gives it a softer texture.
At Paris Salon, we are proud to give our clients the ability to rock the hair color they love. If you come to our hair salon in Ridgefield for a color treatment, do yourself a favor and follow the above tips for the vibrancy you desire. Contact us today to book an appointment!