We’ve all been there – you spend your time and hard-earned money at a Boise hair salon to leave with the perfect hair color of your dreams, only to have it fade after a few short weeks. At unDONE Salon, we feel your frustration. But fear not! Our stylists have put together a few helpful tips to help you maintain your hair color longer.
Avoid Washing With Hot Water
Hot water may feel good but it not only dries out your skin, it shortens the lifespan of your hair color. How? Hot water opens your cuticle, releasing hair color and moisture. That’s why it’s important to wash your hair with warm, room temperature water before applying salon recommended conditioner and rinsing it with the coolest water possible. This helps to seal the cuticle, extending the life of your hair color while giving your hair an enviable shine.
Avoid Hot Styling Tools
Just like hot water, hot styling tools open the cuticle, causing your hair color pigment to fade. That’s why it’s best to avoid using them altogether for the first week after coloring your hair. After that, it’s important to keep their use to a minimum to keep your hair color from fading as they will eventually strip your locks of natural moisture. Even more, when you do use them, it’s important to use a salon recommended thermal protectant spray to keep your hair healthy.
Keep Washing To A Minimum
To maintain a lasting hair color, it’s important to wash your hair at a minimum. In fact, it’s a good idea to use a dry shampoo to help you maintain clean hair between real washes. Even more, you won’t want to wash your hair for at least 48 hours after you color your hair. When you do, you’ll want to use a salon recommended, sulfate-free shampoo.
Prep Before Your Next Coloring
Before your next hair color appointment, you’ll want to use a clarifying shampoo for a few days to help remove any product buildup and provide you a blank canvas for your new color. You should also use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to help hydrate your hair before you visit your Boise hair salon to help keep color from fading.
Are you looking to switch up your hair color for the fall and winter season ahead? Let the stylists at unDONE help! Our full-service Boise hair salon is here to take care of all your hair, skin, and nail needs. We believe that when you look your best, you’ll feel your absolute best too! To learn more about the services we offer and to book an appointment, visit our online service menu. You can also call us at (208) 287-2010.