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!

Second Day Hair Odor is No Match for THIS Product

Second Day Hair Odor is No Match for THIS Product

Waking up to hair that looks fresh, but has an unpleasant odor is a common problem many of us face. Here 4 common causes you may not know could be making your hair smell:

 

Overwashing

Stripping the natural oils from your hair too often can lead to an overproduction of oil from the scalp, leading to an unpleasant odor.

 

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This is a common skin condition characterized by a dry flaky scalp. To make up for the dryness that your scalp is experiencing, the body produces excess oil, which causes odorous hair.

 

Stress

When we are overstressed, the hormones in our body tend to fluctuate. We also sweat from a different type of sweat gland – known as the apocrine glands – when we are stressed than when we are overheated. These secrete a white, odorous substance that is secreted into the hair follicles on our underarms and scalp.

 

Environmental Factors

Day-old hair just doesn’t have the same clean smell as freshly washed hair. Our hair picks up odors from the environment, office, and restaurants, leaving our hair smelling less than ideal.

 

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Banish Smelly Hair

Regardless of what causes your smelly hair, there is a quick easy fix that you probably haven’t heard of. The takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo uses the power of time-activated charcoal to do the trick. Charcoal is known for its abilities to absorb and eliminate odor. Also scented with kaia naturals signature blend of essential oils, the overnight dry shampoo leaves your hair smelling as if you just washed it. Use it either overnight for maximum oil and sweat absorption OR during the day as a quick fix for odorous hair.

 

Read more on why you should be using your dry shampoo overnight here.

You’re Being Cheated on with Aerosol Dry Shampoos

You’re Being Cheated on with Aerosol Dry Shampoos

Did you know that your scalp absorbs more chemicals than other parts of your body? This is imperative to consider when choosing the types of hair products you use. With consumption and use of dry shampoo on the rise, this is even more important to take a look at. Most dry shampoos are in the form of aerosol cans, which use harmful Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG’s) to propel the product out. LPG’s, predominantly contain propane and butane, or a mix of the two. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be spraying these gases on my scalp if this is a prime area for toxin absorption!

What’s more is that when inhaled, aerosol gases may cause headaches, mood swings, trouble breathing and nausea.

Not only that, but aerosol gases are really bad for the health of your hair. Traditional dry shampoos coat the hair follicles with LPG’s and chemicals, leaving them inflamed. This inflammation makes the follicle weaker, and can result in hair loss.

 

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If all that wasn’t enough, did you know that 60-90% of what’s in an aerosol can is actually the propellant gasses? That means you’re only getting 10-40% of actual product!

Although shocking, aerosol cans are still being widely used in the beauty industry. Consumers of these products are unknowingly exposing themselves to these chemicals on a daily basis. Now that you know the truth, will you opt for a healthier option?

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