Salon owners everywhere will tell you that your vibrant hair color is affected by how you care for your hair when you’re not in the chair. There are a few ways that can help you maintain your beautiful vibrant color between those visits to the salon. Although hair care varies by color, all can gain insight on how to keep hair vibrant and beautiful between salon visits.
Balayage - A style that gets better with time
Balayage is a technique that allows your hair to transition very well between salon visits. With a look like ombre, balayage creates the transition from your natural color to a beautiful vibrant color at the ends of your hair. This creates a sun-kissed look. One of the greatest benefits is that balayage can last up to 3-4 months without a visit to your salon.
Products that help preserve and protect
Shine treatments & hair oil
We are all aware of the damage that comes with dyeing your hair. The best way to nurse your cuticles back to health the best way to with oils and shine treatments. Smoothing your cuticles by closing them will create a vivid shine. Pro Tip: Using cold water to rinse your hair after a good washing will do the trick.
Touch up sprays and tools
If you just don't feel like going to the salon or just don’t have the time, you can always pick a couple of things from your local drug store. Instead of reaching for the box for touch-ups (that very seldomly matches with the color of your professionally treated hair), reach for tools like touch up sticks or touch up sprays that are extremely temporary. They are like foundation for your hair and last for around 6-8 shampoos. These tools can help you achieve your refreshed look without a serious commitment.
Grab a hat from your closet
This unconventional tip can help your color from fading tremendously. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays tend to make hair either green (if you’re blonde) or brassy-looking (if you’re a brunette or a redhead). To avoid this, add a fashionable hat to your attire and kill two birds with one stone.
Deep condition your hair one week after dyeing and continue on a weekly basis to keep hair vibrancy. A very popular and effective deep conditioner is coconut oil. Warm a tablespoon of coconut oil for 10 seconds in the microwave and let sit overnight for lustrous, deeply moisturized hair.
So if you aren't able to get into your favorite hairdresser’s chair right away, have no fear. With these tips and tools, you’ll be looking stunning all the way to your next hair appointment.