How to Keep Your Hair Color Vibrant

by Viviscal Hair Expert on February 6th, 2013

Hair color, whether you have your hair professionally dyed or you do it yourself, can be expensive, so it makes perfect sense to do whatever you can to make it last longer. Implement these simple tricks of the trade and you’ll preserve your hair color and keep it looking lustrous and vibrant.

Rinse Hair with Cool Water

One of the easiest ways to seal in hair color and keep your hair color from going down the drain, so to speak, is to rinse your hair with cool water. A cool water rinse, helps to lock in moisture within the hair shaft, seals the hair cuticle and enables light to reflect off hair, giving your hair even more shine.

Protect Hair from Environmental Stressors

Environmental stressors like the sun, wind, and rain cause unforeseen damage to your hair. Elements such as excessive heat from the sun cause hair to be dry and brittle. The wind also robs your hair of much-needed moisture, which leads to hair weakness and eventually hair breakage and/or split ends. Excessive rain dampens hair and in extreme cases causes hair color to fade. To prevent damage to hair in rigorous weather, pull hair back into a bun or wear a hat.

Use UVA and UVB Protection

 UVA rays are invisible, but can penetrate deep into the cortex of the hair, which is located in the center, causing damage to hair fibers and the hair cuticle. UVB rays dry hair out and cause natural hair color and chemical hair colors to fade. Using a sun protection product that helps to filter out both UVA and UVB rays means that your hair color is more likely to stay vibrant for a longer length of time.

Keep Hair Conditioned

Healthy hair retains moisture and holds hair color better than hair that is dry and damaged. Colored, treated hair that is well moisturized appears shinier and more vibrant. To keep hair color looking luminous, apply a deep conditioning treatment once a week to restore moisture to the hair.

Use Hair Products for Color-Treated Hair

Shampoo and conditioners that are formulated for color-treated hair can extend the life of your hair color. Viviscal.com carries some excellent shampoos and conditioners, which are designed especially for color-treated hair. Plus, our hair products arescientifically formulated to moisturize the hair and scalp, creating the perfect environment for healthy hair growth.

To make your hair color last even longer, buy styling products that are also formulated for color-treated hair.

If you want even more staying power to keep your hair color vibrant, try using products that contain some of these key ingredients below:

4 Ingredients that Keep Hair Color Vibrant

Vodka-

According to SheKnows.com, vodka does two things. It adds a nice boost to hair color and deep cleanses mineral deposits from your hair.

Cold-Pressed Caviar Oil-

According to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, cold-pressed caviar oil protects the hair by sealing the cuticle. It also helps to keep hair color vibrant, while strengthening the hair.

Octyl Methoxycinnamate-

When you look for shampoos and conditioners that extend the life of your hair color, look for a key ingredient called octyl methoxycinnamate, which is a valuable sunscreen for the hair.

Hair Growth Vitamins -

Vitamins A, C, and E help to protect hair against free radicals, which cause damage to hair cells.

Implement all of these helpful tips to give your hair color even more staying power and you’ll spend less money on hair color and spend more time admiring your healthy, beautiful hair.