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May 28, 2014

Helping Your Color Last Longer

Depending on the natural color of your hair and the desired shade you are going for, your hair may or may not last as long as you expect, or even hoped for. While there are some things that cannot be changed, there are steps you can take to help your color last longer. Follow these steps when adding any color to your hair to ensure it will last as long as possible.



Get it Done Professionally


While there are plenty of products out there that will give you the ability to color your hair from your home, you will most likely be disappointed with the long term results. Not only will this open up the chance for you to make mistakes, but the products that are available here will not be of the same quality. Getting your hair colored by a professional is the first step in helping the color you choose to last longer.


Hold Off on the Shampoo


While your hygienic side might fight against it, it is helpful to refrain from washing your hair in the time directly leading up to the coloring. Don’t worry about offending your stylist with slightly greasy hair, they’ve seen worse.Refrain from washing one or even two days before going in to get your hair colored. The extra oil in your hair will help the dye have a better influence on your hair, making it last longer.


The Right Color


A lot of how long your color will last comes from choosing the perfect color. Try to stick with a color that is just a few shades different than your natural color. While making a drastic change to your hair is possible, and might be just what you are looking for, it is important to recognize that this might not last as long as other options. Making such an extreme change to your hair will fade faster, and will give the appearance of growing out faster, resulting in the need for touching up the roots. Be aware of this before making the change to your hair.


The Weather


The weather and other exterior elements will have a greater impact on your hair than you may realize. Be aware of this, especially as we get closer to the heat of summer. Take the steps to protect your hair from sun damage with products, hats, and more. If the wind is exceptionally strong while you are outside, pull your hair back into a ponytail to keep it from being damaged.

Keeping the color in your hair is a challenge many people face, make sure to take the steps necessary to protect your hair. By following these guidelines, the shade you choose for your hair will last longer and look healthier.

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