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Tips and Tricks for Prolonging Your Hair Color's Lifespan

Updated: Apr 9

So you've just left the salon with a gorgeous new hair color that perfectly complements your style and personality. You’re receiving compliments left, right and center about how radiant you look.  Now, the challenge is maintaining that vibrant hue for as long as possible. At Changes Hair Studio, Shelburne’s leading luxury hair salon, we understand the importance of prolonging the lifespan of your hair color. With our expert knowledge and top-notch Redken products, we're here to share valuable tips and tricks to help you preserve your color's brilliance and keep your locks looking salon-fresh for weeks to come. 


Do Quality Hair Products Make a Difference? 

When it comes to maintaining your hair color, the products you use are paramount. You’ve just spent good money to create your gorgeous color, you should invest in quality hair products that will extend the life and vibrancy of your color. While drugstore shampoos and conditioners may seem like a budget-friendly option, they often contain harsh ingredients that can strip away color and compromise hair health. Professional salon products have a greater percentage of active ingredients, natural extracts, more proteins and more vitamins that help make hair healthier and shinier. We recommend you opt for professional-grade products like Redken's Color Extend line, available at our Shelburne hair salon. Formulated specifically for color-treated hair, these products gently cleanse, nourish, and protect your color, ensuring long-lasting vibrancy and shine. 


Does Washing Frequency Impact Hair Color? 

It most certainly does! Overwashing can be detrimental to your hair color, as frequent shampooing can cause color to fade more quickly. How?  By drying our your hair.  The natural sebums and oils in our hair and scalp serve to condition and protect the hair cuticle. Frequent shampooing can strip away the sebum, leading to dryness and increased porosity of the hair shaft. This porosity allows water to penetrate more easily, causing the color molecules to leak out and hence the overall color fading more quickly.  Make sense?  Your Shelburne hair color team are not just a bunch of pretty faces, we know our science too! 

Instead, try to extend the time between washes to preserve your color's longevity. If you're prone to greasy roots, consider using a dry shampoo between washes to refresh your hair without stripping away color. Our Shelburne hair stylists can recommend the best dry shampoo options for your hair type and color to help you maintain that salon-fresh look between visits. 


Is Rinsing Hair in Cool Water Good? 

While a hot shower may be tempting, especially during our chilly winters, hot water can actually accelerate color fading. The hot water will lift the outer cuticle layer of your hair, which is responsible for holding your color in.  The hotter the water and the more frequently you expose your hair to it, the faster your color will fade unfortunately. Opt for lukewarm or cool water when rinsing your hair to help seal the hair cuticle and lock in color. This simple switch can make a significant difference in preserving your hair color's vibrancy and shine over time. 


Protect Your Hair from the Sun 

Just like your skin, your hair is susceptible to sun damage, which can lead to color fading and dryness. Whenever you're exposing your shelburne hair to the sunny weather, be sure to protect your locks with a wide-brimmed hat or a UV-protectant hair spray. Additionally, consider incorporating a leave-in conditioner or hair serum with built-in UV protection into your hair care routine to shield your color-treated strands from harmful rays. 


Regular Salon Touch-Up 

While proper at-home care is essential for prolonging your hair color's lifespan, nothing beats the expertise of a professional touch-up at the salon. Our Shelburne hair stylists recommend scheduling regular appointments for color refreshes and touch-ups to maintain your desired hue and address any signs of fading or regrowth. Our team is well-versed in the latest color techniques and trends, ensuring that your hair color remains flawless and on-point with each visit. 


Avoid Heat Styling Overload 

Excessive heat styling can not only damage your hair but also cause your color to fade more quickly. Whenever possible, opt for heat-free styling methods like air-drying or braiding to minimize heat exposure. When heat styling is unavoidable, be sure to use a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature setting on your styling tools moderate to prevent unnecessary damage to your color-treated locks. 


Preserving your hair color's lifespan requires a combination of proper care, quality products, and professional expertise. At Changes Hair Studio, we're dedicated to helping you maintain your vibrant hair color for as long as possible. By following these expert tips and tricks, you can ensure that your hair color remains salon-fresh and radiant between visits. Trust in our Shelburne hair salon's expertise and commitment to excellence, and let us help you prolong the lifespan of your beautiful hair color. Schedule your appointment with us today, and embark on a journey to vibrant, long-lasting color that turns heads and boosts confidence wherever you go. 

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We'll see you at your next salon visit and until then, you can catch us on social media @changes_hair_studio  

Cheers, The Hair Experts at your favourite Shelburne hair salon, Changes Hair Studio

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