How to Make Hair Colour Last Longer

Make hair colour last longer with these tips from Toronto salon Studio 86

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of the salon with a fresh cut and colour. We see it on our clients’ faces all the time as they walk out of our Yorkville hair salon, and it’s one of the things we love most about our job!

If you’ve been wondering how to make hair colour last long after your appointment, you’re in luck. We’ve put together some tips from our hair colourists on how to keep your colour looking fresh so you can keep that awesome feeling for as long as possible!

1.) Use the right shampoo

Look for shampoos that are specifically made for coloured hair. Other shampoos can contain ingredients that can make your hair colour fade faster. You want to use shampoo that contains no sulfates or sodium chloride. You can also try using a colour deposit shampoo, which can put colour back in your hair if it’s starting to fade. When in doubt – ask a Studio 86 hair colourist! We can recommend good shampoos for colour treated hair.

2.) Wash your hair less

Less frequent washing can help preserve your colour simply because you’re not washing it away as much. Your hair might seem greasy at first, but it will become accustomed to your new routine and won’t look as greasy after a while. You can also try a dry shampoo to absorb oil between shampoos. Many dry shampoos come in different colours to match your hair, and they smell pretty, too!

3.) Don’t wash with super hot water

Using cooler water to wash your hair can help make hair colour last longer, simply because hot water washes away more.

4.) Avoid sun, pools and hot tubs

This might be harder to do in the summer, but keeping your freshly coloured hair looking fresh means you’ll have to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and pools and hot tubs. UV rays and the chemicals in pools and hot tubs can make the colour fade a lot faster. If you’re going to be in the sun for a while, wear a hat or scarf, and tie your hair up if you go for a dip… easy!

We can help!

If you’re looking for an experienced Toronto hair colourist to help you get gorgeous colour that lasts a long time and is easy to maintain, book an appointment at Studio 86!




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