Post-Color Care: Best Pro Products and Tips For Lasting Hair Color

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With salons slowly opening up, you might be thinking of scheduling that much-awaited hair color appointment (while properly following safety protocols, of course). Whatever hair color you choose, be it subtle browns, vibrant blondes, to bold reds, this will be your next hair investment. Keep your salon colored hair vibrant for longer by incorporating these color-safe habits in your routine.

(1) Wait three days or 72 hours before you shampoo your freshly colored hair.

Hair coloring opens up your hair cuticles in order to make it easier for the colors to seep in your hair shaft. Shampooing right after having your hair colored would mean that you would be washing away most - if not all of the colors! So, better to follow your hair colorist’s instructions and wait for a few days for your hair cuticle layer to fully close to also allow your hair color to stay on longer.
Combing wet hair
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(2) Sulfate-free shampoo is your new best friend.

Most personal care products such as shampoo, toothpaste, and soap, contain sulfate - an ingredient that gives these products a foaming effect. However, sulfate is known to strip your hair of its natural oils, as well as your new hair color! That’s why it’s important to use a trusted, pro-care brand of sulfate free shampoo like Kérastase Reflection Chromatique (Sulfate Free) Shampoo 250ml ₱ 1,750 which captures color pigments in the hair fiber and protects the hair from water particles and other like oxidants with UV Filters and Vitamin E.
Kérastase Reflection Chromatique (Sulfate Free) Shampoo
You can also opt for a shampoo with oil therapy such as Bed Head by TIGI Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo: Therapy for Coloured Hair 400ml ₱ 1,120 which is infused with nourishing sweet almond oil, coconut oil and keratin - which is the hair’s key protein for full color protection.
Bed Head by TIGI Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo

(3) Use cool water when bathing.

Much like skin pores, hair cuticles also open up to warm water. A simple and easy solution would be to first use lukewarm water when shampooing your hair to allow the products’ to fully cleanse your scalp, and then finish off with a cool rinse. This way, your hair cuticles will end up being sealed - saving your hair color from getting washed any further.

(4) Daily washes are a no-no.

One of the key ways to keep your hair color looking vibrant and fresh is to avoid washing your hair too often. Experts advise that colored hair be washed no more than twice to thrice per week, or every other day. This will not only keep your locks colorful, but will also allow your natural oils to moisturize your hair.

(5) Use dry shampoo on the days when you don’t wash your hair!

We know that avoiding daily washes can make some people feel hot or unclean, which is why we’ll let you in on another colored hair secret: dry shampoo! This allows you to feel refreshed without the need for water, because it is able to absorb dirt and oil from your scalp.

(6) Use hair masks to replenish your hair.

If your hair is still feeling dry, then it’s time to take on extra moisturizing measures. You need a hair mask to help revitalize your hair, especially since you will no longer be washing it as often. Try Davines MINU Mask: Illuminating Repairing Mask for Colored Hair ₱ 1,710 out! Its formula is designed to deeply nourish colored hair, as well as make it soft and silky, all while keeping your hair light by not weighing it down. 
 Davines MINU Mask

(7) Use heat protectant spray before using hot tools

Heat styling can definitely contribute to faded hair color due to its nature of removing moisture that may ultimately lead to damaged hair. As such, you need to have a quality heat protectant for when you plan to style or blow dry your hair. This will prevent much humidity from affecting your tresses, leading to longer hair color maintenance. You can also opt to let your hair air dry for a more natural look.

(8) Use leave-in treatments to protect your hair from the sun.

Now that we’ve got tips for water and oxidant protection down, it’s time to face another natural hair fader: the bright rays of the sun. Using a leave-in treatment with UV protection is sure to keep your hair hydrated and protected from fading color and loss of nutrients. For a full and instantly intensifying color experience, try ​​AVEDA Color Conserve™ Daily Color Protect 100ml ₱ 1,900. Not only does it seal and smooth the cuticle for increased shine, it is also infused with organic extracts to protect the hair from heat and UV rays. A wide-brimmed hat also does wonders for when you really must take a walk under the glaring sun.
AVEDA Color Conserve™ Daily Color Protect
Always remember that with hair color, comes big responsibility. That’s why you need professional products that you can trust to help you care for your hair. Feel free to browse through ​​our many hair collections for post-color care. Still have some questions in mind? Don’t hesitate to chat with our experts today!

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