Hair care, styling tips and “what to tell your hairdresser” are topics we cover frequently on TTD. Whether you get our monthly newsletters with beauty tips or you follow along on Instagram Stories (#TTDBeautyTalk), you have probably heard me mention these a time or two.
But in all honesty, they are what I have been doing for the past 5 years and what every hairdresser I meet recommends — because you know I’m obnoxious and ask them for their tips.
Below I’m breaking down 4 easy hacks you can start doing TODAY if you color your hair. I do each one of these and only get my hair done 3-4 times a year. Of course, everyone’s needs are different, but I’m convinced that a few of these are the main reason my hair color has lasted so long.
SULFATE FREE SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate has been linked to stripping hair of its natural oils and can cause your hair color to fade much quicker than shampoo free of SLS. Ever since I started coloring my hair, my stylist has recommended a sulfate free shampoo. The Moroccanoil Color Continue Shampoo and Color Continue Conditioner are ideal for color treated hair. I am no stranger to Moroccanoil products and was thrilled to try this new collection. It helps extend color and moisture while getting your hair squeaky clean. Oh, and if you love the classic Moroccanoil scent — you will love this shampoo and conditioner duo.
Want shiny, healthy-looking hair? Follow these steps: Leave Color Continue Conditioner on for a minute, comb through with a wide tooth comb and rinse out with cool water. I know, cold water in your shower? Yes! I promise this will make your hair shiny, soft and reserve your color. The cold water helps to seal your hair cuticle, making it lay smoothly — which helps with frizz and keeps hair shiny.
AVOID WASHING YOUR HAIR TOO OFTEN
While it is important to shower, opt for Dry Shampoo on days you don’t need to wash your hair. This was the very first dry shampoo I used (several) years ago and I am still obsessed. When I worked at the Beauty Salon in high school and summers in college, we could not keep Moroccanoil on the shelves. To this day, it’s wildly popular and I can see why.
USE A HEAT PROTECTANT
The Protect & Prevent Spray is the last step in the Color Complete regimen and helps keep hair color from fading or becoming brassy (this is a big one for me) by protecting it from daily environmental factors that weaken the hair. It also has sunscreens to help absorb UV rays, thermal protection against heat and combines a blend of antioxidants to neutralize free radicals generated by UV, pollution and other environmental stressors. The best part? It doesn’t weigh your hair down. It comes out it a super fine mist and works best on towel dried hair. Start out but spraying mid-shaft to your ends — I don’t put it on my roots.
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This post is created in partnership with Moroccanoil. As someone who has used Moroccanoil for several years, I am thrilled to share this post with you all. All opinions are my own!
Images by Danielle Sabol