You’ve just walked out of Cre8 Salon & Spa with a gorgeous hair color. Now, you want it to last. Caring for your color-treated hair is easy with a few tips from our Cre8 style and color pros! Here are a few of the basics.
Follow all colorist recommendations. Every hair coloring is different, and some shades require multiple processing appointments to get the right look. That’s why it’s so important to follow the directions your Cre8 colorist recommends for your hair. Even if your friend has a similar color, her hair isn’t exactly like yours. One example is waiting before your first post-salon shampoo. Shampooing too soon before your color is properly set can affect its vibrancy. The best bet is to carefully follow all your professional stylist and colorist recommendations.
Shampoo less frequently. Most of us shampoo too often. While we all want clean hair, too much shampoo can strip your hair of the natural oils that keep it soft and shiny, especially if you’re using a clarifying shampoo. Over-stripping is a big problem when you have color-treated hair, because over time, it can lose some of its luster. Your shampoo schedule will vary based on the color you choose, but generally, you’ll want to shampoo only a couple of times a week when you have color-treated hair. On those in-between days, you’ll want to use a professional dry shampoo product to keep your hair looking and smelling wonderful. Ask your Cre8 stylist to recommend the best products for you, especially sodium- and sulfate-free products from Kerastase®, Redken®, and Arrojo®.
Condition and strengthen. These days, top salon brands are developing unique formulas that give color-treated hair the tender loving care it needs to seal in color and keep it vibrant. Ask your Cre8 colorist about Olaplex®, a powerful treatment that helps color-treated hair hold its color and stay remarkably soft and easy to style. You’ll also need regular deep conditioning treatments and at-home conditioners to keep your hair in great shape. The trick is always using professional products that your Cre8 stylist recommends so you can be sure you have the right formulas for your hair type and condition.
Use products that complement your hair color. Your expert stylist at Cre8 will recommend a professional product designed not just for your hair type, but also for the color you’ve chosen. For example, for some shades of blonde and even grey, a purple shampoo can cancel out any brassy tones to keep your color vibrant. Your Cre8 stylist will recommend the right product for your color.
Go easy on the heat. Heat can damage everyone’s hair, but for color-treated hair, it can also lead to color fading. You’ll want to find styles that use minimal blow drying and heated styling tool use to make them happen, because repeated exposure to heat can cause damage. Ask your Cre8 stylist for some easy air-dry styles, and if you need to use the blow dryer, use a professional heat protecting product before you style.
Avoid too much sun. Sunshine is heat, and over time, too much exposure to the sun can also fade your hair color. When you’re outside on warm summer days, wear a wide-brimmed hat or scarf, or be sure to spend plenty of time in the shade to keep your hair color looking vibrant and beautiful.
Haven’t come in yet for your new color? Make an appointment today at Cre8 Salon & Spa and let our expert colorists help you find the perfect shade for you! Once you’ve got the look you want, your Cre8 stylist will recommend the best professional haircare products for you so you can keep your color vibrant longer. Find us at 814 Pine Island Rd #202, Cape Coral, FL, call us at 239.458.2704, or Contact Us to schedule your expert hair color appointment. To start earning exciting rewards, register now for our rewards program. Just text “JOIN” to 239.880.8383 or visit our rewards page.