Hair Coloring Tips: Increase the time between color appointments

Hair Coloring Tips: Increase the time between color appointments

Hair Coloring Tips: Increase the time between color appointments

keep hair color fresh

If you enjoy coloring your hair, protecting your colored strands involves two things: hair care and maintenance. Typically, this involves touch-up visits to the hair salon. However, in the coronavirus quarantine, businesses like hair salons and barber shops are closed due to stay-at-home orders.

So what can you do to extend the life of your hair color at home? We spoke to a famous stylist and hair colorist about keeping your hair looking fresh and shiny between salon appointments (or until your barber can see you again). How to extend your hair color at home like a pro.

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Don’t stray too far from your natural shade

The closer you get to your true shade, the less color care your hair will need. If you have naturally jet black strands and bleach them with Gwen Stefani’s Platinum Blonde, regrowth will be quick and harsh, meaning you’ll likely need your salon on speed dial. If you’re not making a commitment to maintenance, stick to a color that’s within two shades of your natural base. (Hairdressers reveal the worst things you can do to your hair.)

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