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Top Tips to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

Tips to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer: Who doesn’t adore that just-left-the-salon vibe? It’s like strutting out with hair that screams fabulous! But how can you make that color last and last? Here are some killer tips to help you keep that stunning hue shining bright!

Top tips to make your hair color last longer

  1. Get the Right Stuff

First things first: snag some top-notch, color-safe shampoos and conditioners. They’re made to be gentle on your color-treated hair. Look for sulfate-free goodies to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils and color.


  1. Less Is More with Washing

Washing your hair too much can fade that color quick. Try to stick to 2-3 washes a week. On those non-wash days, a fab dry shampoo can be a lifesaver. It keeps your hair looking fresh without the wetness.


  1. Keep It Cool

Hot water can open up the hair cuticle, making color wash out faster. Rinse with lukewarm or cool water to seal the cuticle and lock in your color. Bonus: cool water adds extra shine!


  1. Protect from the Heat

Blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners can make your color fade faster. Always use a heat protectant spray before styling. It helps shield your hair from the heat and keeps your color vibrant.


  1. Sun Protection

UV rays can damage your hair, just like your skin. If you’re out in the sun a lot, wear a hat or use a UV protectant spray for your hair. This will help prevent your color from fading.


  1. Say No to Chlorine

Chlorine in pools can be tough on color-treated hair, sometimes turning it green. If you’re a regular swimmer, wear a swim cap or apply a leave-in conditioner before diving in to protect your color.


  1. Regular Touch-Ups

Even with great care, your color will need touch-ups. Schedule regular appointments with your stylist for touch-ups and gloss treatments to keep your color fresh and vibrant.


  1. Hydrate Inside and Out

Healthy hair starts from within. Drink lots of water and eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals to keep your hair healthy. Healthy hair holds color better and looks more vibrant.


  1. Give It Some TLC

Weekly deep conditioning treatments can keep your hair moisturized and healthy, which is key for maintaining color. Look for treatments designed for color-treated hair for the best results.


  1. Handle with Care

Handle your hair gently to avoid breakage and color loss. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle, start from the ends, and work your way up. Avoid rough towel drying.


With these tips, your hair color will stay vibrant and salon-fresh for weeks. And don’t forget, your stylist at Graeber & Company is always there to give you personalized advice, recommend the best products and maintenance services for your hair. Happy coloring!