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October 14 2018 | NEWS

Hair Care Tips For Color Treated Hair

Whether you have platinum, black, or any shade in between, your color treated hair needs a little extra attention if you’re wanting that color to last long. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few of our top tips to keep your color looking vibrant and your hair looking healthy.

Wash less often. When you color your hair, the outer layer of the cuticle is opened which makes it easy for the color to penetrate the hair shaft. If you wash your hair too soon after your appointment, the cuticle layer might still be opened which will lead to your new color being washed down the shower drain. It can take up to three days for the cuticle layer to fully close, so wait at least that long to shampoo for the first time after your treatment. In addition to this initial waiting period, extending the time between regular shampoos will also help you avoid stripping the natural oils from your hair and maintain your vibrant color.

Use high quality products. Your stylist is an expert in hair care and should be your first source of information regarding quality products specific to your needs. We recommend sulfate-free shampoo for color maintenance, and we have many sulfate-free options in salon to help meet all your hair care needs.

Turn down the heat. Though hot showers might feel great, it is not good for your hair color. To prevent washing all your hair color down the drain, try shampooing with warm water and rinsing your conditioner out with cold. The warm water will allow the shampoo to penetrate the hair shaft just enough to cleanse it, and the cool rinse afterward will help seal in the moisture from your conditioner. We also recommend you reduce your use of heat styling tools as much as possible, and when you do use heat to style begin with a heat protectant.

Keep up with your regular trims. Dead ends won’t hold color and fade faster than healthy hair, so be sure to keep up with regular trims (we recommend ever 6-8 weeks) to keep your color looking fresh from root to tips.

Are you ready for a fabulous new color? Make an appointment today at Von Anthony Salon. Our professional stylists will help you select a new color that complements your features and matches your individual style! To schedule an appointment, just give us a call at 972-731-7600 or take advantage of our mobile app to schedule at your convenience. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.