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Caring for Your Color-Treated Hair

August 31, 2021

Got a new hair color idea for fall? You’ll want it to last as long as possible, with the rich, vibrant shade you had when you first stepped out of Anna’s Salon Elite. There are some steps you can take to keep your color looking fabulous between salon visits. Here are some of the best tips from the pros to help your vibrant color last.

Wait before you shampoo. The first tip is one of the most important. Always ask your Anna’s Salon Elite colorist how long you should wait before you shampoo after your coloring appointment. Hair coloring opens up the cuticle layer of your hair, letting the color soak in. It can take up to 72 hours for that layer to seal back up and lock in your color, so waiting to shampoo is crucial.

Choose the right products. Your color-treated hair needs loving care every day. Some drugstore brand haircare products are just too harsh for your hair. Your best bet is a salon-recommended, sulfate-free product that’s formulated for your individual hair type. Your Anna’s colorist can recommend the right products for you.

Avoid the heat. Heat can dry out your hair. When your hair is dry and frizzy, its texture reflects light differently than a smooth, healthy strand, which affects the way your color looks. Avoid using blow dryers and heated styling tools unless absolutely necessary, and if you must use them, use a professional heat protectant product first. Also, turn down the heat in your shower whenever you rinse your hair to avoid unnecessary damage.

Shampoo less frequently. When you shampoo your hair too often, it can strip away your hair’s natural oils that keep it soft and healthy, and that makes your hair color look less vibrant. Ask your Anna’s colorist about the best shampoo schedule to keep your hair color looking its best. For some shades, especially fantasy colors, you won’t want to shampoo often at all. In between shampoos in the shower, you can use a professional dry shampoo, which will keep your hair looking and smelling great.

Help your vibrant hair color last with these tips from the pros. Thinking about a new color for fall? Let our expert colorists at Anna’s Salon Elite help you choose the right shade for your look. Make an appointment today and get a lasting, vibrant new color you’ll love! You can find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, give us a call at 724.375.8511, or for your convenience, visit our Anna’s Salon Elite website to book your appointment online.

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