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Making the decision to color your hair is something a lot of us have choose to do. Whether you are just looking for a shade change, want to cover your gray or looking for a whole new look; once you have decided to color your locks you want to make sure to keep them as vibrant as possible. Here are a few helpful professional tips to do so.
How To Make Your Hair Color Last Longer
When washing your hair in steaming hot water you risk opening the hair's cuticle, allowing for color to “leak” out. While cool showers don’t sound great to anyone you may also opt to wash your hair less often and reach for your Better Natured® Fresh Dry Shampoo Powder in between washes. Washing your hair 1-2 times a week will help assist to prevent fading.
Porosity refers to your hairs ability to retain moisture. Your hair’s porosity can vary based on many factors like your natural hair, if you chemically treat your hair, environmental factors, and how often you use hot tools. Porous hair has a damaged and lifted cuticle while healthy hair has a smooth cuticle that lies flat. When your hair is color treated, it is that much more important to make sure you are hydrating your dyed tresses. Using an at home conditioning treatment is a necessity with colored hair.
Try our Better Natured Moisture Replenishing Hair Masque - Deep Treatment Conditioner. Infused with protective lipids that mimic those found naturally in healthy hair, this masque is so hydrating you’ll practically hear your hair say “ahhhhhh.”
Switch All Haircare to Color Safe Products
Protect your investment! You want to make sure all your styling and care products are color safe; this will heavily influence on if your color lasts or fades quickly. Color safe products are free from harsh chemicals that will cause your hair to fade prematurely. Ensuring all your products are color safe will extend the vibrancy of the color possibly giving you longer in between color applications but also depending on hair growth.
Using pigmented products is a great way to extend the life of your hair color. A lot of brands make shampoos and conditioners that enhance your color shade. Better Natured has 3 pigmented conditioners.
Our Color Correcting Cream Purple to keep the blonde hair cool, Color Correcting Crème Blue to neutralize brass on brunettes, Color Refreshing Cream Rose Gold for a fun wash. Check out which one is best for you: Hair Treatments At Home.