Atlanta Hair Salon Color Tips

 

TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR HAIR COLOR


Whether you have vibrant all over hair color or perhaps just a few highlights, you want your new hair color to keep its beautiful hue long after you leave the hair salon.  Even the very best hair color will eventually fade, but there are steps that you can take to ensure that it will keep its vibrance for an extended period of time.  Here are some fabulous  tips that our Atlanta hair salon recommends for protecting and preserving the longevity of your hair color.



1.     Avoid Using  Chlorinated or Hard Water
Shampooing your hair in hard water or chlorinated water can cause your hair color to fade. If your water is hard, or if you are a regular swimmer, you can use a chelating shampoo for regular color maintenance. Installing a good water filter on your shower head may also help to prolong your hair color. If you swim, our Morningside hair salon recommends thoroughly saturating your hair in regular water or a good conditioner prior to hitting the pool to keep chlorine molecules from being absorbed.  Then after swimming, shampoo and deep condition your hair as soon as possible.


4.     Use Cool Water to Rinse
Avoid washing and rinsing your hair in hot water. Hot water is drying to the hair whether it has been colored or otherwise.  Hot water causes the hair cuticle to open, allowing color molecules to escape, while cold water helps close and seal the cuticles. Always shampoo and condition your color-treated hair in cool water. After conditioning the hair, do a final rinse in the coldest water you can stand. This final rinse will seal the cuticle and give shine to your hair.


3.     Avoid Heat Damage and Overstyling
One of the best advice for preserving your hair color is to avoid over-drying your hair with blow dryers and/or flat irons. These styling tools can damage the cuticle and can cause your hair color to become dull over time. The regular heat styling of colored hair reduces moisture levels and can lead to color damage and hair breakage.  When you visit our Atlanta hair salon, one of our stylists can recommend the best type of blow dryer to use for color treated hair.



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