6. Pre poo
When you pre poo with oils* it helps to protect the strand from the harsh effects of shampoo as well, so doing a hot oil treatment before cleansing is a great idea for preserving hair color.
7. Use a color depositing conditioner
These conditioners can help to preserve your color more than you would if you just used regular conditioner. Your color will not be first day vibrant but it will at least last a little longer than it would normally.
8. Avoid the sun
Sun damage is real ya’ll especially in the warmer months but also in the Winter. Not only can the sun damage your hair, it can fade your color as well.
The best option is to wear a hat when you plan to have a day out in the sun, and wear sunscreen on your hair. There are a number of products to choose from on the market for sun protection, Paul Mitchel has a sun protecting product you can try as well as Aveda.
However if you prefer a more natural approach to sunscreen you should read this post that lists the top 7 natural oils that have SPF in them.
Touching things up
Just a note on touching up your roots because many of us like to do this when our color starts to grow out and we want to avoid having two toned hair. If you are using a touch up product on your hair that can be matched perfectly to your color then touching up might help to extend your color.
However using a box color to touch up salon color is a big no no because the chances of you matching is next to impossible.
Your best bet is to go to the salon and ask them to touch up your roots for you so that you can extend the life of the color you have.
Our number one rule despite the need to have fun with our hair is never to sacrifice the health of your hair for the sake of preserving a chemical job. This means that if you need to keep your scalp clean then you have to do what you have to do. If your hair has build up and needs to be clarified you have to clarify regardless of if your color fades or not.
Comment below and let us know if you plan to color your hair this Summer!