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How To Care For Color Treated Hair
July 13, 2016

woman with many different color strands in her hair
How Do You Care for Color Treated Hair?

70% of women in the U.S. color their hair! To help protect your hair color and keep your hair looking lovely, here are 10 tips our Professional Bombshell stylists recommend to protect that beautiful new color.
The 1st thing you need to know is; All hair color can make hair more porous, which causes it to absorb and release moisture more easily. This can cause loss of color molecules every time your hair gets wet. Here are tips on how to keep as much moisture in your hair as possible, by maintaining the best possible condition.

1. After Hair Coloring, Wait 2 Days before You Shampoo

When you color your hair, wait at least 48 hours to shampoo, preferably longer. If you can go three or four days before shampooing, even better, this will give the color plenty of time to set.
When you shampoo, stick to lukewarm or cooler water temperatures. Super-hot water leeches dye out of hair faster and strips the color because it opens the surface of the hair strand, which causes the dye molecules to escape.
During those off days, pull your hair up into a loose bun or a ponytail to protect it from getting wet. Getting your hair wet while showering can cause some color to fading.

2. Shampoo Your Color-Treated Hair Less Frequently

To prevent water from washing away your vibrant color, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your color-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your color last longer and help maintain health in your colored hair.

3. On the In-Between Days, Use professional Dry Shampoo

To help keep color-treated hair looking fresh, flip your hair over and spray dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil. We recommend Redken Pillow-proof 2 day extender (it doesnít leave the white film you might be afraid of. Trust us!)

4. Product Usage Matters on Color-Treated Hair

What you put on your hair will make a difference in the longevity of the color and the long-term health of your hair. Dyed hair requires special attention, so invest in salon-grade products formulated for colored hair. Using color-protecting shampoos and conditioners on color-treated hair can help protect the color and add shine, volume and luster. Here are our suggestions: Redken Color Magnetics, or Pureology Hydrate are our most popular brands. When you wash color-treated hair, be sure to use a color-protecting shampoo. Using a good shampoo will help your color last longer and help maintain the health of your processed hair. Sulfates can strip color from hair, so look for a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates contain salt, which strip away moisture, and moisture loss is one of the main causes of color fading. (Fun Fact: the salts in the Sulfates is what causes all the shampoo suds)

When you do shampoo, be sure to condition your color-treated hair every time with a color-protecting conditioner. Conditioned hair will help your color look shinier and more even. Even if you have fine hair, condition the tips, which are the oldest hairs on your head and have the most damage. Start at your ears and work your way down to the ends.

5. Apply Leave-In Treatments to Protect Color-Treated Hair

Using a leave-in conditioning treatment can help detangle your hair and protect it from heat tools, the elements, and other damaging forces. Look for leave-in conditioners that are specially formulated to protect color-treated hair. This is particularly important if you frequently use blow dryers, curling or straightening irons or if you spend a lot of time near a heater or in the sun. Redken One United or Pureology Color Fanatic are our favorite choices.

6. Prepare Your Color-Treated Hair for the Next Color Process with Clarifying Shampoo

A couple of weeks before you get your next hair color treatment, use masks and deep-conditioning treatments so your hair is strong and ready to receive color. Then shampoo with a clarifying shampoo just before your appointment.

7. Prepare Color-Treated Hair for Hot Tool Usage with Heat-Protecting Products

If you use blow dryers, flat or curling irons on your hair, make sure that the hair is completely dry or at least 80% dry before using heat so it wonít cook from the inside out. Prepare the hair with a fortifying heat protecting product. Heat is the #1 destroyer of color treated hair. We love Redken Iron shape for our flat iron enthusiast or Redken Pillow Proof Express Primer for the Girl on the go. The Primer can cut blow dry time in half!

8. Avoid Chlorine on Color-Treated Hair

If you spend much time in a swimming pool, wet your dyed hair and apply a protective leave-in conditioner before you get wet to help prevent the chlorine from damaging your color, because the chemicals in chlorine can build up and cause hair coloróespecially lighter colors-to shift to an unattractive green hue. If you really want to protect your investment, wear a swim cap to keep your hair dry.

9. If Your Hair is Damaged, Donít Skip Regular Trims

If your dyed locks are frizzy, your hair may be damaged. The best way to keep your color-treated hair looking its healthiest is to get regular cuts or trims. You donít have to get a super short cut; just enough to keep frayed ends at bay.

10. Enjoy your beautifully colored hair

We strive to make every guest feel like a Bombshell! With proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant, so show it off!

Here at Bombshell we guarantee all our color services. If youíre not 100% happy with the results please let us know. We would rather take the time to correct the color then you leave not satisfied with your new color.

For any questions, or to book an appointment, just call Bombshell Salon at 701-751-6363.
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