7 Things That Destroy Your Hair Color
Posted by hlknapke at May 31st, 2015
Even getting your hair wet is sabotaging your color. Here’s how to make it stop.
Obviously you wouldn’t purposely spend precious time and money to transform your hair color to a gorgeous shade of caramel or achieve perfect honey highlights only to ruin it the second you step out of the salon.
Unfortunately, many of the seemingly harmless aspects of your daily beauty routine — from showering to using your favorite hair products — may take a bigger toll on your dye job than you think. Here, all the things you should look out for to protect your hair color.
While shampoo has long been deemed one of the main causes of premature fading, saturating strands with water alone can wreak havoc on dyed hair. “Water swells the hair fiber and lifts the cuticle, allowing water-soluble dye molecules in the matrix of your hair to escape,” explains Diane Minar, a senior scientist at Nexxus New York Salon Care. And if your hair’s cuticle is compromised (which is most likely the case if you color it, heat-style it, and so on), it’s even more susceptible. “If your hair is damaged, it swells more easily when wet, making dye even more likely to get out,” says Minar, who suggests coating dry strands with Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, which prevents them from becoming oversaturated and dye molecules from being pulled out.
Category: Hair Color