When you make the transition to a new hair color, there are a few things you need to know about maintaining it. Color-treated hair requires a little extra TLC, and we have some tips to keep your color looking vibrant and your hair looking healthy.
Wash less often. Extending the time between shampoos will help you avoid over-stripping your hair of its natural oils and maintain your vibrant color. Ask your stylist for recommendations on a good dry shampoo to use between washes.
Don’t skip the conditioner. Conditioning is absolutely crucial for your hair, even on days you don’t wash. Use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week, and consider using an additional leave-in conditioner for extra protection.
Use the best products. Your stylist is an expert in hair care and should be your first source of information regarding the best products for your specific needs. Sulfate-free products work best for maintaining color, and we have many high quality sulfate-free products specific to any hair type.
Reduce heat exposure. Heat is enemy #1 to healthy hair, so reduce your use of heated styling tools as much as possible. In addition, turning down the heat in the shower and rinsing in cold water will help protect your color. This is especially important in the first few days after your hair coloring treatment. Switch to a style that allows you to skip the blow dryer, but for those days when that is not possible, add a thermal protectant product to your styling routine.
Don’t skip your regular trims. We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: getting regular trims is your first line of defense against split ends and breakage. While we advocate regular trims for everyone, it is especially important for maintaining the health of color-treated hair.
Are you ready for a new fabulous color? Our team of professionals here at William Robert Salon are here to help! We are a full-service salon with a dedicated team of professionals up-to-date on the latest techniques to enhance your natural beauty. You can find us at 1888 Marlton Pike East, Suite C, in Cherry Hill, NJ, or give us a call on 856-528-5681. If you prefer to instantly make your own appointment, download our free mobile app. It’s available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.