You most likely get your color done every month or 6 weeks, you spend over 2 hours getting it done and its not cheap ( lets be honest ) so it goes without saying we need to know how to protect your expensive color and what you should and shouldn’t be doing to it to keep it true to tone.
There are various factors to be considered when we talk about protecting color tone and it may be that your hair has been through so much in fact the cuticle is far too damaged or even non existant to hold the color at all. In that case according to Rod Anker you may need to reassess your plan and remove the damage and scale back for some time in order for your hair to grow.
If its not the case the other factor is very real and you can see blonde or brown colors turning brassy or golden in a very short time that has nothing to do with the color but everything to do with what you are doing at home. We have all heard the buzz word “Sulfate Free” and all have an understanding that it is detergent free. What we need to understand is that sulfate free alone will not ensure the color does not fade.
The strand needs to fully hydrated and plumped up to ensure the color molecule is surrounded and maintains its attachment within the hair shaft. Its one thing to use a sulfate free shampoo and then not close the cuticle with a conditioner because you like it rough and the fullness it gives you not using a conditioner. You MUST use a conditioner to close the cuticle, its like not wearing a sunscreen because it makes you perspire. If the cuticle is open the likelihood of sun exposure on the color is reality!
Packed with natural extracts that plum the hair and smoothen the strand like Aloe Vera, Shea butter and cucumber extract help maintain moisture levels which is part of ensuring that your color will not fade.
Another factor which we touched on earlier is the condition, now if you are like many and are trying to grow your hair or simply like it long, the thought of trimming your hair possibly makes you scared. The longer the hair is on your head the more it has been through, the ends most likely have cuticles that are compromised and need to be removed as they are the portion that has been cut and the internal portion of the hair is exposed and most likely will split over time. Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks is a very key role that you need to maintain in order to have the healthy hair you are aiming for.
So shoot over to our online store and have a look at our super hydrating shampoo and conditioners that will maintain your color and protect your hair from the harsh summer! So now you know how to protect your expensive color