Do you feel like your haircolor is fading faster than it should? Do you feel like you need a touchup every couple of weeks?
If you are coloring your hair either at home or in a salon you have made an investment of both time and money. It can be super frustrating to see that investment literally fade away. This is a problem that is especially common in the summer months when exposure to the elements is higher than normal and hair seems to grow at a faster rate. Here are 7 tips to extend the life of your haircolor and hopefully buy you a little bit more time between touchups.
7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Haircolor 1 of 8
Choose a Shampoo Formulated for Color Treated Hair 2 of 8
If you are coloring your hair, you should be using a color protection shampoo that contains UV filters. This nourishing shampoo from Alterna is sulfate free to gently cleanse without stripping color.
Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Vibrant Color Shampoo, found at Sephora. $22
Skip the Hot Showers 3 of 8
While shampooing, keep the temperature of your shower down. Steaming hot water helps open your hair's cuticle and let the tint molecules escape.
Take Cover 4 of 8
Hats are great way to protect your haircolor from the super-fading powers of the sun. This adorable floppy hat proves you don't have to spend a lot to look chic.
Forever 21 Nautical Straw Sun Hat $12.80
Wrap It Up 5 of 8
Not a hat person? Learn to tie a headscarf for a super cute, retro way to protect your color.
Found on Mollie Makes.
Add Extra UV Protection 6 of 8
Break Up The Base 7 of 8
Adding highlights breaks up the solidness of a base color so you aren't left with a harsh line when your new growth comes in and affords you a little bit more time between salon visits.
Fake It ‘Til You Make It 8 of 8
In a pinch, you can hide your roots with a temporary touch up wand or pen like this waterproof product from Oscar Blandi.
Oscar Blandi â€˜Pronto Colore' Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen, available at Nordstrom. $23