Caring For Your Hair Color the Right Way

March 31 2017

You did it – you found the perfect color/highlights/lowlights for your style and your pro colorist did a fantastic job. Now it’s all up to you, but not to worry. While your colorist gave you excellent after care instructions, knowing a bit about the background will help you remember it while also helping you maintain that great color for even longer.

First of all, there are three main reasons that affect how soon you’ll need to get a color touch up after coloring. The first is how different your new color is from your natural color. A drastic color change will show its regrowth sooner than a subtle one. The second reason is how quickly your hair grows. The average rate of hair regrowth is about a half-inch per month, but the real range is much wider than that, and it depends upon your diet, metabolism and even your genetics. And finally, the third reason is all about you and how much you dislike seeing your natural roots. Some current hair color trends actually build in darker roots. So this may not be as much of an issue for some of us.

In terms of the rest of your hair below your root level, there are several habits you can adopt to keep that color looking great for longer. Your colorist will advise you to wait a couple of days after your color appointment before shampooing, and this is excellent advice to follow. About a week after your appointment, opt for a deep conditioning treatment and then make it a weekly event. It can be as simple as gently heating up a tablespoon or so of coconut oil in the microwave for about ten seconds, and then massaging it into your hair. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before shampooing. About a month after getting your color, you may want to schedule another appointment for a customized gloss. It will restore the shine to your color and neutralize any unwanted tones that have crept in.

Caring for color is really not much different than simply taking good care of your hair in general, and the colorists here at Salon D’Artiste are ready to help you find and keep the perfect color for your style. For an appointment, call us on 610.687.2020 or come see us at the salon at Eagle Village Shops at 205 Lancaster Ave. #2 in Wayne. Want to make an appointment instantly? Use our app – it’s available through the Apple Store, GooglePlay, or Amazon.