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