Best Practices For Making Your Hair Color Last
Everyone's hair texture, porosity and makeup is different, but we can all benefit from less frequent shampooing. Extending the life of your shampoo helps not only maintain your fresh color, but it also encourages the natural oils in your hair to come to the surface and create natural shine and dimension.
Believe it or not, if your hair is excessively oily at the roots and your ends are overly dry, your hair could benefit from less frequent shampoo sessions. For someone who has oily hair and skin, we recommend a shampoo at the very least every other day if not every three days.
If your hair has plenty of natural volume and body, lucky for you! But that also means that your hair is naturally drier, and may require upwards of 4-7 days in between washes to really give it time for the natural oils to replenish.
The products you use at home matter!
*If you spend time and invest money on your hair, the quickest way to flush that money down the drain is by using low-quality hair products.
*The harsh and poor quality ingredients in store-bought shampoo and conditioner expands the cuticle, which cause your brand new, expensive color to essentially slip out of your hair. This shortens the length of time you can go in between colors, and will ultimately end up costing you more money in the long run.
*Over the counter products will leave buildup on your hair, leaving it dull and dry.
Listen to your stylist's recommendations!
Just as you'd never clean a $1,000 luxury leather bag with Windex, you should NOT be shampooing your beautiful, professionally colored hair with low-budget products. Your stylist is well-versed in the world of hair care and will be able to suggest the best products for your individual needs.
Professional products are expertly formulated to deliver long-lasting color, a smooth shiny finish and sometimes even reparative benefits to combat dry, brittle over-processed hair.
So, if you want to maintain that just-walked-out-of-the-salon color and style, shampoo less! And when you do, make sure it's with salon quality products!