Sunday, October 31, 2010

Does Your Hair Color Fade?

The number one complaint from women with colored hair, especially red, is that their hair color fades too quickly. We know it's natural for chemical pigment to leave the hair after some time, but what about those situations where the hair starts to fade in a week?

Miss MyMy uses Wella Professional products to color all their extensions and wigs so the following tips are based on Wella products.

Here are 8 tips to help keep hair from fading

Tip No 1: Always have your hair color applied to clean hair.

Yes, I know about the old wives tale that your color takes better on dirty hair. well its actually not true or at or at least no longer true. Back in the days when the chemicals in hair color were much stronger a build-up of natural hair oils, helped protect the hair from damage.
Hair color is now much more refined and less damaging to your hair. The color penetrates and last longer on clean hair.

Tip No 2: Semi Permanent Color by Wella Color Touch

Wella's reds in particular are out of this world. Not only do they have every shade of red, the colors are shiny and sexy. My favorite shade by this brand are 7/4 and Rage.

Tip No 3: Avoid washing your hair 48 hours after getting your hair colored.

Color molecules are large, especially reds, and aggravating the cuticle soon after getting your hair colored with hot water and shampoo can release pigment prematurely.

Tip No 4: Do not do hair treatments the same day you have your color done

This can also allow color molecules to be released.

Tip No 5: wear caps when going to the tanning salon.

Tanning, as well as the sun will cause your hair to fade so you need to protect your hair when you tan.

Tip No 6: Wear hats or UV protection on your hair in the sun to prevent fading.

The sun can be very damaging to hair, so protect hair when hanging out in the sun.

Tip No 7: Get a clear or red cellophane gloss one week after having your hair colored 

Cellophanes are vegetable colors that are safer than henna and fade gently without residue. It is applied to the hair, then you are placed under the dryer fro 20 minutes. This seals the color and gives your hair great shine.

Tip No 8: Don't use harsh shampoos.

You spend a lot of money on your hair color. It is time to invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. I'm always amazed at people who pay a lot of money on their hair, doesn't matter if you grew it or not, and then skimp on the products needed to care for it.

Hope this helps!

Here's to happy hair days...