Updated: May 23
It’s almost summer. Good news, there is sunscreen for your hair! The UVA and UVB rays break down your color causing it to fade extremely quickly. Whenever you are out in the sun you want to cover your hair with a hat or use hair sunscreen. Also, be aware of chlorine in pools. I think we all know how strong that stuff is. An easy way to protect your hair from pool water is to cover it in conditioner. This will act as a seal around your hair keeping out the chlorinated water.
As you may have noticed dry shampoos and conditioning shampoos are all the rage. There is a good reason for that. We don’t need to wash our hair every day. The purpose of washing is to rid our hair of extra oils, not all oils. If you must wash every day, I suggest scrubbing your scalp with conditioner every other time even two to three times in a row. The less you shampoo your hair, the longer your color will last, and I always recommend waiting two to three days after a color service before you shampoo to let that beautiful new color settle.
There are times my guests think their color is fading but it is actually just the hair naturally growing out. Hair grows a 1/2 inch a month which seems like a lot when you have a 1/2 of regrowth on both sides of the part creating the illusion of an inch of regrowth. Our hair grows from the scalp which is also where the lighting above us shines down. It’s like a big spot light saying," Look at me! Look at me, I'm still grey! " One tip I give to my guests is to find an eye shadow close to their hair color. Use a big blush brush and brush it on to the grey. This will blend the colors and tone down the regrowth. Or, you can buy a color shampoo with a tint close to your own color to help tone down the grey and blend it more between services. On average, you need to touch-up grey hair every three to four weeks. High fashion colors need to be refreshed at least every four weeks if not more.
I hope you are able to use some of these suggestions to help prolong the wear of your hair color.