Spring, summer, fall, winter, there’s no bad time to treat yourself to a new do. But it’s also super important you take care of your mane after you get it done because who wants to spend that kinda money every few weeks? We know we certainly don’t. Let’s look at a few ways you can keep your new hair lookin’ fresh.
Use products that are designed for color-treated hair
The shampoo and conditioner aisle is overflowing with options, some for curly hair, some for flat hair, and there are all kinds of options for color-treated hair as well so make sure you nab them. These products are sulfate-free to keep your color looking good as new, and the conditioner for color-treated hair gets deep into your locks to keep them moisturized. If you have any blonde or silver tones, a purple shampoo is just what your stylist ordered and will keep your color looking fresh for a good long while.
Consider a conditioning treatment
Dry hair does not help prolong your color, believe it or not, so it’s really important to keep your hair moisturized. You can really give your hair the star treatment by investing in a conditioning treatment you apply once a week to twice a month.
…in the shower that is! Sure, we all love a hot, steamy shower at the end of the day (or beginning!) but the hot water isn’t really doing your hair any favors. When it comes to your locks, consider keeping your shower water on the cooler side to prevent it from looking dull.
Just say no to heat
We know, we know, this is nearly impossible for some. But you don’t need us to tell you that heating tools such as wands, blowdryers, crimpers, etc. damage your hair. If you just can’t quit using heat, at least make sure you’re prepping your hair with oil or a heat-protectant product.
Protect your hair from the sun
You wouldn’t go outside without sunscreen, would you? We certainly hope not. But did you know that too much sun can also be damaging to your hair? If you practically live outside when the weather will allow it, make sure you’re keeping your hair covered up.
How about a dip?
We don’t think twice about hopping into a cool pool on a hot summer’s day, but the chlorine in a pool can make your hair look dry, dull, lifeless, and just …not good. We recommend spraying your hair with a leave-in conditioner before you jump into any pool. (Or ocean!)