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10 Tips to Make your Hair Color Last Longer

You spend so much time and money at the salon to get the perfect hair color only to have it fade too quickly. There are some hair care things you can do at home to help your color stay vibrant longer. 

10 tips to keep your color looking great for longer

1. Proper Prep
Remove styling product residue with a clarifying shampoo the day before you have your color applied at the salon.

2. Don't rush the 1st shampoo
Avoid shampooing your hair for 48 hours after your color was applied.

3. Use the right shampoo
Use a color safe shampoo. A color safe shampoo is designed to help reduce color loss during hair washing.
Aveda Color Conserve Products

4. Wash your hair less often

5. Condition 
Use conditioner regularly to keep your hair moist making your color look more vibrant. Apply Moroccan Argan oil to your hair for healthy color enhancing shine. Many conditioners contain sun screen to help keep the sun from fading your color. 

6. No Alcohol
Avoid styling products that contain a high amount of alcohol which may remove color.

7. Thermal Protection
Color looks duller when the hair is dried out. Use thermal protecting products to prevent drying out your hair when using blow dryers, curling irons, hot rollers and flat irons.

8. Color Condition
Use a color enhancing conditioner between salon visits to keep your color vibrant. These are hair conditioning products the contain a bit of hair color in them. Eufora Beautifying Elixirs Color Revive is an example of a color enhancing conditioner. 

See Jill's Color Revive Review

Another option: Aveda makes color enhancing and refreshing shampoos and conditioners. I love Aveda products. Black Malva is for brown or black hair, Blue Malva is for Gray or blonde hair, Chamomile is for blonde highlights, Clove is for brown hair, and Madder Root is for red or auburn hair.
Aveda Shampoos and Conditioners to Enhance Hair Color

9. Use hair sunscreen
UV protective products will help reduce fading from the sun. There are some great spray on and leave in conditions you can use. Here are a few suggestions.

Paul Mitchell Sun Shield Conditioning Spray
Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil

Beach Bum 3 in 1 Leave in Spray

10. Wear a Hat
The sun causes oxidation in the hair which will fade colored hair. It will also lighten natural hair as we all know. Wear a hat when out in the sun to help save you color.

        Have a Beautiful Day! 
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