Whether their bright and bold or soft and subtle, fashion haircolors are an awesome way to express yourself. However, they can also be high maintenance. The most obvious maintenance is the constant battle against fading. While it’s inevitable that you’ll have to visit your Boise hair salon stylist at unDONE for color touch-ups, there are steps you can take to prevent early fading while prolong your fashion haircolor in the process.
Keep Your Hair Healthy
First and foremost, you need to keep your hair healthy. Damaged hair simply won’t hold color the same way healthy hair will. While lightening your hair to achieve your fashion haircolor may seem counterintuitive, it’s important to consult with a professional. Keep in mind that if you have dark hair and want to go a particular shade of pink or blue, it’s going to take a lot of love and work to achieve which can result in damage if not properly lightened the right way. Your Boise hair salon stylist will work with you to limit the damage by recommending certain products and services to maintain healthy hair before and after your haircolor transformation.
Use Only High-Quality Haircolor
Not all haircolor products are created equal. While the images on a box of haircolor may look lovely and promise wonderful results, it’s not uncommon for your hair to come out all weird and splotchy. That’s because box haircolor cannot provide an even application that makes up a well-balanced look. At unDONE Salon, we only use high-quality, salon-grade haircolor products that won’t damage your hair or irritate your scalp. We also customize each service using up to 10 different colors to achieve the fashion haircolor you’re aiming for.
Avoid Hot Water & Styling Tools
Third, it’s important to wash less and to avoid hot water when shampooing your hair. Instead, always rinse with cold water after every wash. You’ll also want to cut down on your use of hot styling tools as heat opens up the hair’s cuticle, allowing pigments to fade. If you must, make sure to talk to your Boise hair salon stylist about what products they suggest to protect your haircolor. Also, when you do style your hair, make sure to use your tools on the lowest heat setting. While it may take longer to style your hair, the sacrifice is worth it when it comes to maintaining your fashion haircolor.
Use Only Salon-Grade Hair Care Products
Last but not least, always use, high-quality, salon-grade shampoo and conditioner. Hair care options you find at your local grocery store contain harsh sulfates, parabens, and alcohol that strip your haircolor while damaging it in the process. Talk with your Boise hair salon about the products they suggest based on your hair type and color. Also, keep in mind that fashion haircolors aren’t designed to last. That’s why you need to visit unDONE Salon to maintain the look you want.
At unDONE Salon, we love doing fun, creative things to our client’s hair! We just want you to understand the process and upkeep of maintaining the look you pay for. If you’re interested in trying out a new haircolor, contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online. Our Boise hair salon stylists would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to helping you achieve the fashion haircolor of your dreams!