How to Preserve Your Hair Color Longer

How to Preserve Your Hair Color Longer

A fresh color treatment can boost your confidence and add to your look’s wow factor. Not only do you walk out of the salon with the perfect shade, you also have that glossy, healthy finish that everyone craves.

Unfortunately, as the days fade away, so does your hair color. However, there are a few things that you can do to protect your hair color from fading, saving it until your next appointment. Here are five tips to preserve your hair color longer.

1. Skip the DIY

Let’s start off by reviewing what not to do. Often, our first reaction to fading color is to cover or touch it up with any old dye we find at our local drugstore. Home dying experiments tend to lead to disaster more often than they lead to a perfectly polished ‘do. This is especially risky because your hair stylist likely applied a custom-mixed color that is not easy to replicate with boxed drugstore color.

2. Sun Protection

As summer draws nearer, you may find yourself spending more time outdoors. Just as it’s important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, it’s equally important to shield your locks. Look for conditioning creams with built-in UV protection. If all else fails, embrace the look of a floppy sunhat or a baseball cap while you’re out and about.

3. Minimize Shampoo

Too much shampooing is not good for hair overall, but it is especially damaging for color-treated hair. Instead of washing your hair every day, invest in dry shampoo. A quick spritz on shampoo-free days will sop up excess grease and give you more volume while preserving color longer.

4. Shower Wisely

Extra-hot showers can dry out your hair just as much as your skin, so consider turning down the heat when possible. Be sure to use color-safe products when washing up. Additionally, consider investing in a showerhead filter to get rid of mineral sediments that could cause buildup that is harmful for your hair.

5. Tweak Your Products

Ask your stylist to add toner to your shower products so that when you’re washing your hair, you’re helping to extend the life of your unique shade.

There are numerous other ways to keep your hair safe, so here are 15 tips if you feel like you need more guidance. If you’re looking for an experienced salon to help you achieve your perfect shade, look no further than Pinup Salon! Our color-savvy stylists love helping clients refresh their looks.