There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a beautiful color just to watch it wash down your shower drain. I want to share some tips to preserve that gorgeous color for as long as possible.
1. Use cold water. Hot water opens up the cuticle of your hair, which allows more color molecules to slide out. Shampoo hair in tepid to luke warm water and rinse conditioner out of hair with water as cold as you can stand it. A super fun back bend in the shower helps with this;)
2. Use a PH balanced, color protection shampoo and conditioner duo. Find one specially formulated for color treated hair to keep your cuticle closed and those color molecules in!
3. Protect your hair from heat and sun. Heat from straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers can damage hair so use a heat protectant, preferably one with UV protection as well like Luster Lock Protect and Shine Treatment Spray.
4. Wait to wash your hair. Try to wait at least 48 hours after your appointment so that you give your cuticles time to seal in the color.
Implement these strategies and watch your color stay vibrant for longer!