Tricks For Better Hair Color Before and After!

Before Getting Your Hair Colored:

  • Don’t wash your hair for 12 – 24 hours before getting your hair colored your natural oils from your scalp protect your scalp from irritation and color holds better to dirty hair when applied (clean hair is slippery and harder for the color to cling to)
  • Try Malibu Color Prepare Treatment 
  • Going dark is gentler on your hair than going lighter
  • A keratin treatment in your hair should be done right around the time that you color your strands to seal in the color
  • Multidimensional color can trick the eye into thinking there’s more volume
  • Drugs may affect hair’s receptivity to dye (ex.thyroid medications, chemotherapy, and some types of hormonal medications)
  • Healthy hair holds on to color best: dry or damaged can fade quickly, finer hair lightens faster and coarser hair is more color-resistant

After Care:

  • Don’t wash your hair for at least 3 days to give the cuticle layer time to fully close trapping the color molecule
  • Deep condition once you wash your hair the first time after your hair is colored and then once to twice a week after for maintenance – exception to this rule is if your hair is bleached
  • Use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for colored hair
  • The more you wash your hair the quicker your color will fade, try using a dry shampoo to extend your hair style between washes
  • Use a UV Hair Protection Product everyday to keep color from fading (like Klorane Mango Oil)
  • If your hair turns green or brassy, wash with a purple-tinted shampoo once a week (like Clairol Shimmer Lights)
  • And prevent future damage by coating hair in conditioner before you go to the beach or pool
  • Volumizers can fade hair color quicker
  • Well water or water that has a high rust content (both of which can deposit minerals that make highlights look brassy), install a shower filter or use a treatment that is specific for well water to remove the minerals
  • Use a heat protecting product on your hair if you are using any hot tools on your hair and don’t use the tools on wet hair other than a blow dryer

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