How to Protect Your Fresh Salon Hair Color Between Colorings

04. 15. 2024

You’ve just left the salon with a stunning new hair color, and you’re feeling on top of the world. The rich, vibrant shade looks perfect, and you want to keep it that way as long as possible. But let’s be real—hair color can fade, lose its vibrancy, or become dull over time. To help you maintain your fresh salon hair color between appointments, we’ve gathered some essential tips. Let’s dive in!

Use Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner

Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal. To preserve your hair color, switch to products specifically designed for colored hair. These products are formulated to be gentle on your color, reducing fading and helping to maintain vibrancy. Look for sulfate-free options to avoid stripping away those beautiful pigments.

Wash Your Hair Less Often

Every time you wash your hair, you risk washing away some of the color. Consider reducing the frequency of hair washing. If you wash your hair every day, try every other day or even less frequently. On days when you're not washing, dry shampoo can be a lifesaver. It helps absorb excess oil and keeps your hair looking fresh.

Rinse with Cold Water

Hot water might feel amazing in the shower, but it’s not great for your hair color. Hot water opens up the hair cuticle, allowing the color to escape more easily. Rinsing with cold water, on the other hand, helps to seal the cuticle and keep the color locked in. While a cold rinse might sound chilling, it's worth it to maintain your vibrant color.

Use Heat Protectant

If you regularly use heat styling tools like hairdryers, curling irons, or straighteners, always use a heat protectant. Heat can cause hair color to fade more quickly, but a heat protectant creates a barrier between your hair and the heat, reducing damage and color loss.

Protect from the Sun

Just as the sun can damage your skin, it can also fade your hair color. If you plan to spend time outdoors, wear a hat or use a UV-protective hair spray. These simple steps can help protect your color from the sun's harsh rays.

Schedule Regular Touch-Ups

To keep your color looking its best, schedule regular touch-ups at the salon. This ensures your color remains vibrant and your hair stays healthy. If you're unsure about the best timing for touch-ups, ask your stylist for recommendations based on your hair type and color.

Deep Condition Regularly

Deep conditioning treatments can help keep your hair hydrated and your color vibrant. Dry, brittle hair is more prone to fading, so keeping it moisturized is key. Treat your hair to a deep conditioning mask once a week to keep it healthy and shiny.

Protecting your fresh salon hair color between appointments doesn't have to be complicated. Our salon is located at The Promenade, 500 NJ-73, suite E12, in Marlton, NJ, 08053. You can also book online or call us at 856-985-0700. You can book appointments, purchase gift cards and so much more in our mobile app, available from iTunes and Google Play. Join us at Suede Salon and Spa this Mother's Day, where every mother is celebrated and cherished.

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