Friday, August 26, 2016

7 Important Tips on Caring For Your Colored Hair

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Adding color to your hair can make you look fabulous and put a little extra bounce in your step. However, there are certain ways to maintain your colored hair and here are seven helpful tips that will keep you looking beautiful.

Wait Before Washing

It is recommended that you wait to wash your hair for at least two full days (48 hours) after it has been colored at your hair salon. And when you shower during that period, keep your hair dry with a shower cap. Remember, washing your hair too often can be damaging with or without coloring. Some say at the most every other day but this does vary depending on hair type, hair products used, and your hair health.

Remember to Deep Condition

Never underestimate the importance of using deep conditioners. Restoring and maintaining your hair’s health is vital especially if you are addicted to the coloring chair. As fun as it is going to the hair salon for creative color it is damaging. We recommend SURFACE eco-friendly home hair care systems. This should be applied once a week to colored hair styles. Let the conditioner settle into your damp hair for about a half hour and experience healthier, softer hair with more shine. This tip is especially important if highlighting was done before coloring.

Stay Away From the Heat

Letting your colored hair dry naturally is a much better alternative than using heat from a blow dryer. Also, try to avoid using straightening and curling irons. If you do have the need to use a blow dryer, try to keep it on the low setting.

Cool Off in the Shower

When it comes time to wash your colored hair, don’t use hot water, no matter how good it may feel after a long day. Lukewarm and cooler water will keep your color in longer as hot water has a tendency to open and lift the hair cuticles and let out some of the color.

Avoid the Sulfates

It goes without saying that you will need to shampoo and condition your hair. It pays to be selective when choosing your shampoos and conditioners. Opt for ones that are sulfate-free since sulfate can remove the color from your hair. Remember to read your labels when shopping. We recommend SURFACE eco-friendly and is also a Vegan product line.

Hide From the Summer

The summer months mean fun in the sun, but it is not always good for your hair. Swimming in a pool is a no-no as chlorine can cause severe damage to your hair. The sun can also fade hair dyes very quickly. So if you must venture outdoors in the summer, invest in a chic swimming cap and find some sprays, or conditioner that protect your hair from UV rays. We recommend Malibu hard water and chlorine remover which can be done at home weekly.  It is a vegan product line, and all natural.

The Color Bar Hair Salon services has everything you need to give you the hairstyle you have always wanted. We are also Union County’s first eco-friendly salon as healthy hair and environmental awareness is just as important as providing our clients with the hottest looks and styles. We offer services for the whole family!