What makes hair color fade?

bumble-bumble-color-mindedHere at LA Mode Hair salon in Murrieta our stylists have a large amount of color services and we love color! But the biggest question most clients have is “How can I ensure my colors longevity? “

Here is list of some things to remember about hair color care.

  • Porosity of hair: Porosity is hairs ability to absorb and retain moisture. Extremely porous hair is usually dry and weak. When the hair is porous is does not retain color as well, and results in spitting out the tone. To prevent this, it is best to try and even out the porosity of the hair before a color service. Using reparative products or doing an in salon reconstructive treatment can help color last longing.
  • Hard Water: More than half of Americans use hard water in there homes. This water is full of many chemicals that can wash out color faster. Some chemicals, such as, calcium and magnesium can be very harsh on hair color
  • When Washing: It is best to use warm water when shampooing hair because hot water can wash out the color on the hair shaft faster. It also is recommended to wait 24 hours after a hair color service before washing hair again. In addition to using warm water, try to not wash your hair every day. Using a dry shampoo in between shower shampoos can help absorb the oils, and give volume without stripping the hairs color.

When looking for the right products:

  • The number one ingredient to avoid when looking for a color safe Shampoo is “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate”. Sulfate free products help maintain color.
  • Ph Balancing products ensure longer lasting colors also. A High ph can re open the hair cuticle and cause the color to wash right out.
  • UV Protectants are very helpful in color services. The suns rays can be very damaging to hair and color specifically. Use a uv protectant and try to wear a hat or scarf around your hair when your laying out by the pool this summer.
  • Heat protectants also play a huge part in the health of hair and remember, the hairs porosity and healthiness have a huge role in maintaining color.

Products La Mode Salon Murrieta has available to provide a long lasting color experience:

  • Bumble and Bumble Color Minded-Sulfate Free Shampoo
  • Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Conditioner
  • Bumble and Bumble Mending Mask- to help repair
  • Hairdressers invisible oil- heat and UV protective Primer

Conditioning Treatments!

masqueWith summer around the corner, more and more women are wanting to take part in the balayage trend and lighten up their hair. However, blonding takes the right products and at home care. In addition to chemical processes, our hair faces some other causes of dryness during summer. Such as sun damage, chlorine, salt water, and other enviornmental causes. Because of the troubles our hair can face through out the summer season it is important to treat our hair with proper care.
Conditioning treatments are a nessecity and can be used by everyone. There are multiple differnet types catered to hair density, problematic issues, and time of use. You can scheule a in salon hair treatment provided by a stylist or purchase a masque treatment for at home use. At our Murrieta salon, we prefer to use Bumble and Bumble.

One of our favorite Bumble and Bumble masks is the Mending Masque. This masque ws created to help treat and repair damaged hair. It restores strength and increases elasticy in the hair. Hair feels very managble and soft after use due to its incredible detangling abilities. The mask is catered to people who reguarly put their hair through chemical processes. For at home use: apply the mask evenly and massage and rinse our after ten minutes. The mask should be used weekly.

Call to schedule an appointment for a conditioning treatment or stop by the salon to purchase a unique mask personally recommend just for you and your hair type!