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Take Good Care of Your Color-Treated Hair

August 31, 2020

When you get a fabulous new hair color at Anna’s Salon Elite, you want it to stay rich and vibrant for a long time! That’s why it’s important to follow all the advice of your favorite Anna’s hair colorist on caring for your hair between salon visits. Everyone’s hair is different, so your recommendations may vary, but here are some of the most common tips we recommend for color-treated hair.

Use professional products. It’s important to use the professional products recommended by your colorist for the best results. The store brands may be cheaper, but you get what you pay for. Most are watered down so you use more, and most contain lots of harsh ingredients that can strip your hair of its natural oils – as well as some of your color. Professional products are formulated to be gentle to both your hair and your new color, and your colorist will recommend the right one for your hair type.

Hold off on shampooing. It’s best to wait before you shampoo after your color treatment, usually for at least 72 hours. This may vary based on the type of color used, but giving your hair that extra time for your color to set will help it look salon-fresh for longer.

Shampoo less frequently. When it’s time to get back to washing, do so less frequently. Most of us wash our hair too often, and that can make it dry out and lose some of its color. Some shades, like reds, are even more vulnerable to washing out, so ask your colorist for advice on how often to shampoo.

Use dry shampoo. The idea of infrequent washings might seem tough, but it doesn’t mean that your hair won’t be clean. Between shampoos, you can use a professional formula dry shampoo to keep your hair fresh and clean, without the harm of extra washings.

Watch out for heat. Heat damages hair even when it’s not color-treated, and it can really be a problem when you’re keeping your new color rich and vibrant. Turn down the shower heat a notch when shampooing and rinsing your hair to reduce the heat. And if you regularly use heated styling tools, look for hairstyle options that use less heat or use a professional heat protectant to keep things cool.

Want a gorgeous new color? Make an appointment today at Anna’s Salon Elite. Our experienced, professional colorists will help you choose the perfect shade for your new look! You can find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, give us a call at 724.375.8511, or for your convenience, visit our website to book an appointment online.

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