Master Class: Haircolor
1. If the product is made for color treated hair, it’s better. Low of no-sulfate formulas definitely make color last longer. And shampoo with a violet base keeps blonde tones from going brassy.
2. Never wash after coloring. Wait at least 24 hours, or you’ll wash the dye right out. After, a day, though, it’s sealed in.
3. Wash your hair less, period. It’s not just shampooing that fade color - water alone will do it. Shampoo every two days - less if you can go longer. Use dry shampoo in between.
4. Conceal roots with texture - wearing your hair straight and parted just highlights regrowth. Tousled hair is not only sexy, it also hides roots.
5. Deep condition twice a week. Color treated hair needs hydration, especially in winter. Pick a conditioner focused more on moisture than protein - overusing the later can actually weaken your hair.
6. Gloss every few weeks. It adds back pigment, correct brassiness and makes your hair shinier. And while in-salon glosses contain higher levels of pigment, at home versions.
7. Limit heat styling. Irons and dryers damage and fade color, so use heat protecting products. There’s something nice about letting your hair air-dry and take on its natural texture. Slick it back with leave-in conditioner into a low bun with a side part - it’s so chic; plus it gives your hair a rest.8. Use a frizz fighter, even if you don’t have frizz. When your hair is smooth and the cuticle is flat, you can see the shine and dimensional color.