Anyone who knows the urgency you feel after your hair is colored, you may also know how quickly both the color and that feeling can fade. Celebrities like Katy Perry, Kesha, Kelly Osborne and Kelly Ripa have all been showing off some interesting shades lately, so it’s no surprise that colored hair is in practice. From Columbre to the Opel trend to Grandma’s hair, the colors of the rainbow (and some later) have an important moment.
Coloring your hair with an unnatural shade can be more complicated than doing a natural color, but the concerns are usually the same: you want your color to last as long as possible, and you want your hair to be healthy. It’s been many years since I was a virgin, I do not fully remember what my natural color is, but I do not regret the leap in the world of color. I immediately agree that keeping the head shiny, colorful and highlighting is not exactly cost effective. Box dyes are impractical because they wash off in a day or two, and professional salon coloring results in huge billing and frequent touch-ups.
Let your hair go too long and start the whole process again. Can you say #complete?
In order to find tips and tricks that actually worked, I scanned the internet and asked my hairdresser for the best hairstyle. Not only did I not want to keep my angel-inspired ‘look and feel, but I also had the courage to keep my wallet full and satisfying. I tried the first five remedies (without styling), so you don’t have to. I know I know. We welcome you.
1. Cold showers
No, I’m not talking about what you should take after seeing Shirtless Eric in real blood. According to Prawana hairdresser Tiffany Sposado, “Wash your hair with lukewarm water and then cool it to withstand the water, covering the hair follicles.” This means the color is likely to rely against a hot shower, where the hair opens and allows the color to bleed.
I tried to convince myself that the cold temperature was refreshing and that it was my duty as a writer to do this. But as soon as the water hit my skin, I shivered. I even tried some yoga moves so the water would only come to my head instead of my body. If you are surprised, there is a failure. The biggest hit when I looked down and noticed that there was no color in the water that had accumulated with my feet! It may take a suck to get a little chili, but it’s worth it to avoid unnecessary color loss. Plus, I didn’t drop the color after I left the shower, and even my hair looked a little shiny.
2. Not your mom’s hot oil treatment
First cold shower and now hot oil? I promise I did not deliberately make this sexy. But if you ask your mom or grandma about hot oil treatments, they will immediately know that you are talking about timeless hair solution. When I asked her about home treatments for hair, she reminded me that all care and maintenance was done at home “back in the day”. Since not everyone has Alberto VO5 in their bathroom, I looked for a DIY alternative.
I found a pretty simple one that only uses olive oil and a foot dryer. With clean, dry hair, the drops did not work until saturated in oil. At my hairdresser, I was advised to put on a shower cap or use a sticky wrap to get the most out of the treatment. I used the blow dryer on the wrapped ‘two’ and left it in the oil for an hour. After washing gently in cold water with a mild shampoo, it felt like it was soft. The only downside was that it seemed a little heavy. Maybe I wasn’t aggressive enough to wash it, but I didn’t want to overdo and damage my hair. This is a great way to treat the type once a month, but not every week.
3. Do not dry the towel
Usually, I throw my hair in a turby twist and do some work while waiting for it to dry. Doing some of the heavy lifting of a towel turban and absorbing excess water thought it would be nice to go foot drying faster (my hair always takes to dry), but when it turns out, it can do more harm than good, according to Sposato. “Hair shrinks as it dries and being wrapped in a tight turban puts more pressure on the hair, which can lead to breakage.”
Derby Twist (2-Pack), $ 15, Amazon
Fighting the fridge (thanks, Florida!), Blogger Faith Sue suggests changing one piece into a shirt. He says the structure of a piece in wet hair can be overly harsh. It also absorbs excess water, which contributes to unwanted frizz. By using a soft cotton T-shirt, “water will sink to the surface and it will collapse instead of hardening the hair.” My pro tip? Be sure to use a shirt that you do not care for, as you may stain it. My hair felt significantly damper than normal, but on the plus side, it didn’t look vibrant after the feet had dried.
4. Conditioner + Pool =?
Like most people with colored or treated hair, a chlorinated pool is not exactly my PFF. For years, I have avoided salty seawater and chemical water from pools for fear of damaging already brittle hair. Living in Florida, it was almost impossible for me to avoid water activities, for which my hair was paid for. I found a solution to enjoy the pool and be safe: a little pre-rinse and a little conditioner.
The solution to this is that I have to rinse just before swimming. “This will reduce the absorption of chlorine and the risk of any damage.” Next, I will work some conditioner so that the oil and water do not mix. Presumably, this will create a barrier between the chemical water of the pool and my colored hair. I thought, what the fuck! , And gave a spin.
After a quick post pool rinse and dry, my hair did not feel as green as normal. Although the effect is a bit flat. Although I have not seen water activities become a regular habit, I am happy to know that now I have this option.
5. Going naturally
may seem like a brainless one, but my expert hairdresser, friends and even the internet suggested pushing the foot dryer and going with the flow. In addition to preserving the color, I wanted to avoid the damaging years of bleaching and coloring. I tend to do everything I can to dry my hair as quickly as possible. For me, high heat means using a full power dryer. Can you let it dry to do the trick?
After draining as much water as I could in the shower, I gently rubbed the edges with a towel, but that was it. No serum, no heat, no sprays – I let nature do its thing. I definitely recommend doing this during the day as you do not want to stain your bed with a wet head. I noticed that I had to be very careful not to lean too much on my furniture because I didn’t want color to come into my clothes or setting. Aside from maintaining good posture, my hair was soft after air drying! I do not always have time to do this, but it has had the best results so far.
Has the IA DIY hair-treatment changed?
Eventually, I discovered that I didn’t have to completely trust professional stations to achieve certain things. I leave big things like coloring, cutting, bleaching to the experts. But now if my hair feels a little thirsty or needs a break from styling, I do a little olive oil treatment and air dry. Things like putting conditioner on before going into the pool seem a bit impossible because I felt it was a little thin in the water, so I would pass them all over.