Wednesday, July 3, 2013

TIPS TO PROLONG YOUR HAIR COLOUR




Once I started going to a hair salon and paying big bucks for my hair colouring appointments, I have learned that taking care of my colour and making my colour "last" was a definite must. As all of you know, I am a blonde and being a blonde is definitely high maintenance in keeping it healthy and brass free. Regardless if you are blonde or not, the following tips will help you prolong your colour in between touch ups.



1. PICK THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

Use a shampoo or conditioner with colour protecting ingredients that is directly for your specific shade and avoid styling products like gel and mouse with alcohol listed in the top six ingredients as this will dry your hair out.

2. LEAVE IT A LITTLE DIRTY

If you over shampoo the colour is just going to wash down the drain faster. Try washing every other day or less if you don't have oily hair. In between washes, tackle the roots with some dry shampoo.

3. DEEP CONDITION

The chemical in dyes leave the hair porous and most of the time leaving your hair dry, so to keep it feeling soft and looking healthy, apply a deep conditioner once or twice a week after shampooing starting from the nape of your neck and down to the ends and I even like to apply it to my bangs as well. Clip your hair up and let it sit for 10-15 minutes (I leave it on for 20-30 minutes sometimes) then rinse with cool water as this will help seal the cuticle and lock in moisture. If you want to boost the effectiveness, apply a shower cap once you have applied the deep conditioner and let it sit for the same amount of time.

4. SHOWER SMARTER

One of the biggest reasons of fading is the shower. You don't want to rinse your hair in hot water, instead rinse in warm or cool temperatures.

5. ADD A GLAZE OR TONE IT

Try adding a gloss to boost both shine and brightness between salon appointments or if you are a blonde, you can purchase a toner and do it at home to get rid of the brassiness or use a purple shampoo once or twice a week.

6. SPF

Hair sunscreens do exist. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate the hair's cuticle and oxidize or bleach the colour. Not only are you protecting your hair, you are also protecting your scalp from burning also.
{Redken has a product called  "Color Extend Sun" which is an SPF 25}

7. POOL WATER

Mineral deposits that are found in pool water are what lead to that "feared" green or orange tinged hair after being in a pool all day. I once read an article that if you apply a few drops of baby oil to dry hair before swimming, this will prevent that green tinge that some of us get, especially blondes. Once you have finished swimming, immediately rinse your hair with water.

FOR THE BLONDES:

I read in a magazine recently that if your hair becomes green from being in a swimming pool (which all of us have experienced I am sure}, all you have to do to get rid of it is to apply tomato juice {V8} to your hair. The red juice neutralizes the green bringing your blonde locks back to life.
No I haven't tried this but who would have thought? If you have tried this or have heard about it before, please let me know in the comments below, I am curious lol...

Happy Wednesday and thanks for reading, xo!!

16 comments:

  1. Great tips! I'm totally not a hair person and hate having to get it done - so anything to prolong the time period in between visits is definitely a good thing!

    Shannon
    clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

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  2. I agree with leave it dirty - I only wash every other day and rinse after workouts!

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  3. thank you for these tips! i've colored my hair a few times and it doesn't last long!

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  4. I do most of these even though I don't have my hair died. The last time I had color in my hair was when I first started college. I don't wash my hair everyday and I always add a glaze to my damp hair.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  5. Those really are good tips, even for those who don't dye their hair! Healthy hair is a key to good look!

    Brigita,
    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm forever dying my hair so I'll definitely keep these tips in mind. Thanks for sharing :)

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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  7. Great tips and great post!
    Dry Shampoo is a must in my life. :)



    The Bittersweet Diaries

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  8. great tips :D
    would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? :)
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Hey dear, nice tips! I already followed you via GFC & Bloglovin. Can you follow me back, pretty please. See you in my blog! 

    XX, IamJenniya
    New Post! >> Black & White in Season

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  10. Love the tips! Hope you check out my blog!

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  11. Great tips! xx

    www.timelessdifference.com

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  12. The tips were awesome! Thank you! It would mean the world to me if you checked out my fashion blog!

    Kelcie xo
    Kelcie Talk

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  13. Brilliant post! This really seems to cover everything, everyone who dyed their hair should read this!

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  14. thanks for this i love this color looking very preety

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Thank you so much for reading. I love your comments and read each and every one xo.