How to Keep Your Hair Color from Fading According to Japanese Hairstylists
Consumer-friendly hair coloring products are available for purchase and most people have relied on it to fix their hair during the lockdown. Now that hair services in salons have opened to hair color and other hair treatment services under GCQ, it is time to grab the opportunity to update your hair! No more box dyes! Getting your hair done by professionals is better, especially if you are going for balayage or hair colors that require bleaching as they are more experienced in adjusting according to the current condition of your hair to minimize damage.
Ash lavender hair color made by our Japanese Hairstylist Director, Hiro
Those who are a fan of changing up their hair colors often know the struggle of maintaining that beautiful shade of hair, not to mention the damage dyeing the hair usually creates like split ends, brassiness and dryness. But the most common problem they face (especially those who have just started trying out hair coloring) is that it easily fades.
Read on to find out the reasons why hair color fades and some tips to maintain it for longer:
1. Shampooing and Wet Hair
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Shampooing contributes to fading hair color because of the detergents it contains. Also when the hair is wet, hair cuticles open up which may cause some of the hair color to leak out.
TIP: Hairstylists recommend waiting two days before washing your hair again to help the color set in further and minimize the color bleeding. In fact, if you don’t want your hair color to fade you have to reduce the times you wash your hair per week.
But if your hair is very oily, make sure to use color-protecting shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate-free. Sulfate-free shampoos do not completely strip away the natural oils in your hair which also serves as a protective layer.
Also stick to lukewarm or cool water temperatures because hot water opens the surface of the hair strand which causes the hair dye to leak out. As always, dry your hair immediately! Don’t let your hair air dry for too long as much as possible. When the hair is wet, it is at its most unstable state and will be more prone to damage. Damage = fading!
2. Heat styling products and hair styling
Hair color is sensitive to heat and high temperature and forces it to change. Aside from that, If not done carefully, hair styling tools can cause hair damage.
TIP: Use leave-in treatments and heat protectants especially if you often use blow dryers, curling or straightening irons. When styling your hair, apply a heat-protecting product. When blow-drying your colored hair, keep it on the lowest heat setting.
3. Damage by UV Rays
UV rays deteriorate the pigment which gives color to the hair and causes it to fade. Not only that, but UV rays also cause hair damage such as roughness and dryness. The dark hair of Asians originally absorbs the UV rays, thus having lesser damage. The lighter or brighter the hair is, the more easily it will be affected.
TIP: Protect your hair by applying sunscreen spray or blocking the sunlight with a hat or umbrella.
4. Swimming Pools and Beaches
The chlorine in swimming pools reacts negatively to colored hair. Not only does the water open your hair cuticles, the alkaline in these waters has a property of softening or weakening your hair which also affects retention of color!
TIP: Always take precautions before going in for a dip. You can wear a swim cap to prevent the water from soaking your hair. You can also use a leave-in conditioner or coconut oil to act as a barrier between the chlorine water and your hair
Hair Coloring Service at KIYOSA Japanese Total Beauty
Japanese salons are perfect for you if you are looking to have your hair colored but don’t want the damage associated with it. Here are reasons why:
OFFERING IN DEPTH CONSULTATION. A key factor is to always get a consultation first to help you further understand what style will suit you based on your lifestyle, current hair condition and damage.
KIYOSA Japanese Total Beauty offers free hair consultations!
USING HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS. Using Japanese products are great especially for hair coloring because they are strictly regulated by Pharmaceutical Affairs Law which ensures quality, efficacy, and safety of products. They are also known for not damaging the hair.
If you can’t go to the salon, purple shampoo will be handy for toning and brightening your color if it is starting to look yellow, orange or brassy and turn it into a cool ashy blonde. At Kiyosa, we recommend the ALES Color Murasaki Shampoo and Treatment for complete hair care.
Ales Color Murasaki Shampoo and Treatment is also sold at KIYOSA Japanese Total Beauty for P1,500 only
Kiyosa Japanese Total Beauty is now accepting reservations for hair color, perm and rebond! You may book a reservation using our hotlines: 8805-8888 or 0939-915-8888. You may also request a reservation by clicking the “Web Reservation” button below!
Kiyosa BGC branch is located at Ground Floor F1 Hotel, 32nd Street cor Lane Q, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila.
We are following the strict implementation of the safety guidelines in order to keep KIYOSA COVID-free. Be sure to check out our post about it before coming to the salon! The salon is open Monday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. See you there!