Summer is the perfect time to experiment with a new hair color. One inevitable issue is how quickly hair color fades. Instead of spending more money at your hairdressers, try some of these tips to double the weeks between your next appointment!

 

Wash Hair in Cold Water

Having a hot shower after a long day is the perfect way to relax, but this is your hair’s worst enemy!  The hot water opens up your hair cuticles and fastens the fading process. Instead, try washing your hair in cold water as it seals your hair cuticles, locking in shine and prolonging color!

 

Use Dry Shampoo to Avoid Washing Daily

For those who have oily scalps, washing your hair daily makes your scalp feel squeaky clean, but it’s ultimately letting color escape from your strands. To avoid shampooing daily, start using a dry shampoo every second day.

On days where you know you’ll have a busy morning, try using dry shampoo the night before with the takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo. As oil production predominantly occurs at night, spray this product into your hair before bed so there’s no need to shampoo.

 

Stay Out of the Sun

Did you know that the sun isn’t just bad for your skin, but for your hair as well? The harmful UV rays alter the pigments in our hair follicles, affecting our color. Unfortunately, there aren’t many hair products with UV filters, so your best option is to use a wide-brimmed hat. Stay fashionable yet protected!

 

Limit Your Heated Tools

Adding heat to your hair increases its fragility and vulnerability, but for some, using hair tools are everyday essentials! If this is the case, we’re not saying to omit it, but instead be mindful about it! This means using heat protectants or hair tools on low heat to minimize damage. So, on your next day out consider blow drying with cool air or try doing a heatless hairstyle by braiding damp hair overnight to wake up to beautiful beach waves.

 

Use Hair Masks

Dry hair is one of the biggest factors in fading color as it has a harder time holding onto pigments. Consequently, hydrated hair has a much better time retaining the color. Because of this, you should ensure that your hair is always hydrated to restore its overall condition.  Whether you use DIY hair masks from household ingredients or purchased one from your local store, try using a hair mask before and after your coloring process. You’ll definitely see the color stick around for a little bit longer!

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