Expensive coloring is easy to ruin in a matter of weeks if you make these common mistakes while caring for your hair.
It doesn’t matter if you dye your hair on a regular basis, or have decided to change the shade recently, you probably know that dyed hair requires special care. In order for the new hairstyle to retain its original appearance longer, and the curls remain healthy, you should adhere to a special beauty routine after the salon procedure.
Here are the most common mistakes after coloring, which you need to beware of, and how to avoid them:
Do not shampoo your hair the day after coloring
This is one of the most common mistakes — and one of the most expensive. “After coloring your hair, wait a full 72 hours before shampooing it,” says New York hairdresser Eva Scrivo. “It takes up to three days for the cuticle layer to completely close, which holds the dye molecule and allows you to keep the hair color longer.”
Don’t wash your hair too often
An ideal hairstyle will hurt not only too fast, but also too frequent washing of the head. “The worst enemy of color is water,” says colorist Ruth Roche. Chemicals in hair dye make hair more vulnerable to its effects. Of course, this does not mean that you need to stop taking a shower — just make simple changes to your daily routine, for example, avoid excessive rinsing. “After you’ve washed off the shampoo and applied conditioner, tilt your head back and let the water run down your hair for a few minutes,” says Procter’s Teka Gillespie & Gamble. Sometimes you can use dry shampoo to keep delicate light shades longer.
Do not rinse your hair with hot water
When rinsing , adjust the temperature of the water and bet on barely warm or cold . Hot water lifts the outer layer of the cuticle, which is recognized as one of the most common causes of fading. The hotter the water, the faster the color loss.
Always use conditioner for colored hair
Dyed hair is more likely to become dry and brittle, so treat them with conditioners specially designed for colored hair. This helps to create a protective barrier that can prevent the paint from washing out quickly. Don’t forget to apply conditioner every time you shampoo your hair (even if you have thin hair). The tips may be several years old, and they have the greatest damage, so watch out for careful distribution of the product by length. You can also use an indelible conditioner to moisturize the skin more.
Do not forget to moisturize your hair
Dyed hair can become dry and brittle, especially in the summer months, recalls Brianna Davis, a professional hairdresser and owner of ABL Hair Studios in Brooklyn. “Apply a deeper conditioning mask or moisturizing oil (coconut, avocado or grape seed) on treated hair to restore and preserve their strength,” she advises. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes or use one that can be left on overnight to achieve the best results and preserve the quality of the hair.
Use radiance products
Your hair may be a great new color, but have they lost their shine? The protein layers of your cuticles reflect light and make your hair shine, but the paint dulls that shine. To restore a healthy appearance, use a serum, a spray for shine or a night remedy for hair restoration.
Give up rough towel drying
“Too much friction can discolor hair and make it dry,” says Lisa Marie Garcia, president of innovation at Farouk Systems. Instead, gently pat your hair and let it air dry if possible, or use a hair dryer.
Use a curling iron and an iron less
Remember that dyed hair is more vulnerable to heat. In order not to over-dry your hair, be sure to apply a heat-protective spray before using tools such as a curling iron or curling iron.
Hide your hair from the sun when sunbathing
If you plan to spend a lot of time in the sun, so that the color of your hair does not fade and lighten, hide them under a hat or a scarf.
Do not repaint your hair at home after salon coloring
If you don’t like how your color turned out, trying to fix it yourself with hair dye from the supermarket will not be the optimal solution, and may eventually make the situation much worse. “Don’t be tempted to put something over-the—counter on your freshly bleached hair,” advises Nikki Ferrara, colorist for New York-based Serge Normant at John Frieda. “Most of the paints in the boxes are permanent and will dry out [the hair] a lot.” Instead, ask a professional to do a color correction.