Do you color your hair? If so, you already know how expensive and time consuming coloring treatments can be. The summer sun, saltwater and chlorine doesn’t help matters much either. They can really do a number on color treated hair. What would you say if I told you that there are a few things that you could do to prolong the time between summer hair coloring treatments? There are at least three things that I know of that will help keep you out of the salon just a bit longer. Here they are:
Have you ever heard of Roux Fanciful color rinses? It is a temporary hair dye that you put onto your color treated hair after it has been washed. It typically doesn’t get rinsed out. You just apply it to your hair and then style it as usual. They can be used in between coloring treatments to help keep your hair looking great. The rinses especially come in handy if the summer sun, saltwater and pool chemicals have caused your hair to take on a funky sheen. The rinse will also even out your hair color as well as help to cover up gray hairs and emerging roots. You can purchase a 15 ounce bottle from most beauty supply shops for $7. If you are not sure what color rinse to use, ask your hair dresser. Perhaps he or she will even order a bottle of it for you.
Shampoos and Conditioners for Treated Hair
Using shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for color treated hair helps to prolong the time between hair coloring treatments. At least it has always worked for me. In my opinion, they help to minimize color changes caused by exposure to the sun, chlorine and saltwater. In most cases, shampoos and conditioners for color treated hair are priced comparably with other, similar hair care products. A few products to consider are Shimmering Lights Original Conditioning Shampoo by Clairol and Quantum Color Protect Shampoo.
Hair Care Products with Sunscreen
Exposure to sunshine can fade your hair color. Therefore, using hair care products with built-in sun screen is a superlative way to increase the time between color touch-ups. There are many hair care products that contain sunscreen including gels and hair sprays. Many are quite affordable too. Protecting your color treated hair by wearing scarves and wide brimmed hats is also a good idea when possible.
Killeen Gonzalez’s parents were licensed cosmetologists. They owned and operated a full service beauty salon.
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