5 Ways to Prolong Hair Color

5 Ways to Prolong Hair Color

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!

4 Nighttime Rituals to Save You Time In The Morning

4 Nighttime Rituals to Save You Time In The Morning

Not getting enough sleep is more detrimental to our health than you may think. We made a list of four things you can do overnight to make your morning that much easier:

 

Wake up to beautiful skin

While we sleep, our bodies are in repair and recovery mode. Applying a full face mask overnight will not only cut down your beauty routine during the day, but will work to absorb much deeper into your skin. At kaia naturals we love Origins’ Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.

 

Burn fat while you sleep

Make it cold! New research from the National Institute of Health proposes that sleeping in a cool room helps rev up your ability to burn fat and calories.

 

We have two types of fat:

White Fat – Functions as an insulator for your body and protects your organs.

Brown Fat – Good fat we need that burns calories to create heat.

When your body is exposed to the cold, your brown fat turns on to help keep you warm and burns calories in the process. Don’t keep the room too cold though! Anywhere between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit is sufficient.

 

Refresh your hair overnight

Did you know the most effective way to use your dry shampoo is actually overnight? Most of the oil production on your scalp happens overnight, so using dry shampoo while you sleep will actually combat and soak in the oil at its most active time. kaia naturalsthe takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo is formulated with time-activated ingredients and a blend of essential oils so you can wake up to hair that looks, feels, and smells clean in the morning!

 

Wake up to a gourmet breakfast

Using a slow cooker, you can cook healthy and delicious oatmeal, saving tons of time in the morning!

 

How to prepare

  • Make sure to grease the pot with a very thin layer of coconut oil so the oats don’t stick.
  • Put oats and nutmilk (or water) into the slow cooker.
  • Add in spices and sweeteners of your choice: Ex. apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg, etc.
  • Set the slow cooker on low for 8-11 hours.
  • In the morning, all you need to do is add in your toppings such as nuts and seeds, fresh fruit, or anything else you desire!

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