You just left DeRiah with fresh new hair color and feeling better than ever. But, to keep that vibrant and alluring color intact, a little extra care is needed. Whether you’ve gone for a bold change or a subtle shift in the shade, here are some essential tips to ensure your color-treated hair stays as stunning as the day you left the salon.
Wait Three Days Before Washing
After you’ve spent time and money perfecting your new color, it’s tempting to wash your hair immediately. However, exercising a bit of patience can go a long way in preserving that stunning tone. Give your hair at least three days before you wash it after getting it fully colored. This allows the color to settle into your hair strands, ensuring longer-lasting results.
Invest in a Quality Color Protectant Shampoo
The right shampoo can make all the difference in the longevity of your color. Opt for a color-protectant shampoo that is sulfate-free and specifically formulated to help maintain the vibrancy of color-treated hair. These shampoos are designed to cleanse without stripping away the color molecules, keeping your hair looking fresh and radiant. At DeRiah all of our products are color safe. If you’re looking for a Shampoo specifically made to make your color last, we recommend the Gemstone color shampoo and conditioner by R+Co.
Shampoo and Condition Less Frequently
While it might be a habit to shampoo and condition your hair daily, color-treated hair benefits from a less frequent washing routine. Washing your hair every other day or even less often can prevent color from fading quickly. Overwashing can strip away natural oils that protect and nourish your hair, leading to premature color fading and dullness.
Limit Heat Styling
Excessive heat styling can harm the vibrancy of your color-treated hair. Heat can cause the color molecules to break down and lead to fading. If you must use heat tools, apply a heat protectant spray before styling and keep the heat at a moderate setting. Embrace heatless hairstyles like braids, buns, and twists to give your hair a break from the heat.Caring for color-treated hair requires a little extra attention, but the results are well worth the effort. By following these quick and easy tips you can enjoy vibrant, head-turning hair for weeks to come. Once you’re ready to head back to the salon for a refresh, give DeRiah Boutique Salon a call at 262.241.8899!