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.
Hair Product Details
Color Continue Shampoo | Color Continue Conditioner | Protect & Prevent Spray | Dry Shampoo Light Tones
SKINCARE + BODY MUST-HAVES
Sun Lotion SPF 50 | After Sun Milk | Body Buff | Night Body Serum
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
You have the prettiest hair!! Don’t use Moroccan Oil products! They are the absolute worst!! They leave a horrible residue over time that takes months to get out and a special shampoo to remove. Moroccan Oil products also cause major hair loss/baldness!! Google is Moroccan Oil bad for your hair. You will see what I’m talking about. Monat products are just as bad!
product developer, so I know how to break down an IL (ingredient listing), which is why I have serious questions concerning the Moroccan Oil Treatment hype. I’m convinced that their marketing claims about the nutrient and antioxidant benefits of Argan Oil in their products are pretty over-inflated …considering a bottle of “treatment oil” contains less than 5% of the stuff. And could someone please explain why the product contains more synthetic fragrance than the advertised “star” ingredient, Argan Oil?
The Moroccan Oil product line, as well as other ‘natural oil’ lines, have been bothering me since they invaded the market. I have always been suspicious of products in the beauty industry that are heavily marketed and unusually popular – beginning with the original Brazilian Blowout, and we all know how that turned out. After seeing many friends, brides, models and clients with dry, damaged hair after using these trendy oil serums and product lines, I decided to do some research. My goal? Discover why this stuff is ruining everyone’s hair!
Ewa Macherowska says
Beautiful hair! x
I’ve used the Dry Shampoo for years and it is my favorite too!
Isn’t it a life saver? Thanks so much for your comment! Xo