You’ve spent money and time visiting a salon for a gorgeous hue. To help protect your investment, the hair color experts at John Paul Mitchell Systems® offer these tips to help you fight the fade and keep your hair color true.
Wait 48 hours before shampooing
After coloring your hair, wait at least two days (three to four is even better) to shampoo. This gives the hair shaft time to close so color doesn’t rinse out right away.
Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
By using color-safe products, you ensure the shampoo/conditioner was made to keep your hair color-safe, extending your shade’s life and vibrancy. Find the best shampoos and conditioners for colored hair here.
Use a color-safe dry shampoo in between washes
Shampooing your hair daily can cause color to wash out faster. Keep hair looking and feeling fresh on your no-shampoo days with a product that’s safe for color-treated hair, such as Dry Wash®.
Nourish strands with a hair mask
Pamper color-treated locks once a week with a deep-conditioning treatment such as Ultimate Color Repair® Mask to add moisture back.
Protect color from heat
Keep hair color safe from the damage that can be created by using heat styling tools and from exposure to the sun. One to try: Color Protect® Locking Spray.
Extra care for red hair
Did you know that red hair fades the fastest? It’s because red is the largest hair-color molecule, making it difficult for red hair dye to penetrate deeply into strands. Learn more about caring for red hair here.
Save blonde tones with purple shampoo
Refresh your color in-between color services
Ask your stylist for a gloss treatment at your local Paul Mitchell® salon, or a customized take-home treatment with Color Craft™—a customizable color conditioning system that your stylist mixes for you.
In need of a touch-up? Find a Paul Mitchell® Salon near you.