After leaving the salon, you want your color to last as long as possible before coming back. Use these tips for lasting color into your daily routine to hold you over until your next appointment.

 

Remove buildup pre-dye

Before heading to your Tarro color appointment, remove styling product buildup for longer-lasting color. A few days before your service, use a chelating shampoo to rid your locks of buildup due to pollution, hair care products and hard water. You can also use a deep-conditioning mask leading up to your session to provide hydration that keeps color from fading.

 

Wait to wash

Washing less keeps your color for an extended time. Aim to wait at least 24 to 48 hours after your coloring to wash. This allows the dye to settle without rinsing out some of it from washing too soon. Consider getting a shower filter for when it’s time to wash to remove chemicals, chlorine and minerals from your shower water that can strip color.

 

Reduce heat tool usage

Prevent your ‘do from fading by waiting at least a week to use heat tools after you’ve switched up your hue. After a week has gone by, consider reducing your use of hot tools and always use thermal protection on your mane to increase your color lifespan.

 

Avoid hot showers

Steer clear of hot showers to prevent color decline. The high temperature opens up your hair cuticles which releases moisture and color. Try using room temperature water and do a final rinse with cold water to seal the cuticle.

 

Be mindful of sun and pool

It may still be summer, but pay special attention to your time in the sun and reconsider getting your hair wet in the pool. Hair protectors with SPF will avert fading when you’re having fun in the sun. Also, consider wearing a hat to protect your scalp as the crown receives the most action from the sun’s rays. If planning on swimming in chlorine pools, use a leave-in conditioner before you take a dip to keep tresses fresh.

 

Use shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair

Shampooing regularly can strip natural oils and color from your locks. Wash every few days to maintain color and use shampoo and conditioner designed to treat dyed hair. This will preserve color and provide moisture to maintain color. If your locks become greasy before washing, use a dry shampoo formulated for color-treated hair to get you through.