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Tips for making your hair color last longer

April 29, 2014 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Hair, Inspiration, Stylists Picks

Everyone wants to get the most out of their color treatment. Spring is finally upon us and the summer is right around the corner. With it comes heat, chlorine and other elements that will really do a number on your hair color. Here’s a few tips to help you extend the life of your color.

Deep Condition

Deep conditioning your hair will ensure that it remains as healthy as possible. The healthier your hair is, the better is can maintain its color.

Don’t wash too often

The natural oils in your hair help to retain the color. Don’t wash your hair for at least a day before getting your hair colored to help protect the hair shaft and prevent fading.

Minimize exposure to sunlight, hot tubs and pools

The sun’s UV rays will dry out your color. Pools and hot tubs usually contain chlorine, which can discolor your hair. Adding some oil or conditioner can help to lessen the effects of chlorine. Or tie up your hair if it’s long.

Rinse with cold water

After you wash your hair, rinse with cold water instead of hot water. Hot water can damage hair with color treatment.

Get a glaze

Stop in to XEX for a glaze from time to time after your hair color treatment. It will add a great shine to your hair and will help to keep your color vibrant.

Aveda’s Color Conserve Collection

Aveda has a great line of products meant to help maintain your color called Color Conserve. Stop by XEX and pick some up!

Credit: Style Noted, WikiHow, Huffington Post

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4 Responses to “Tips for making your hair color last longer”

  1. Lauren Berrey says:

    Rinse with cold water

  2. Ashley Arnold says:

    Cool or cold water

  3. Jen Bogardus says:


  4. Vickie Cyr says:

    Rinse with Cold Water!