1. After getting your hair colored, wait a couple of days to wash it. If you wash too soon, your hair’s cuticle (the outer layer) can lift, which will let the color seep out. When you do shampoo, make sure to use color-protective products, like Color Protect Daily Shampoo from Paul Mitchell (we sell it in the salon!).
2. In general, try to skip a day in between shampoos. Sudsing up too often can cause your color to fade. If you have oily hair or if you workout a lot, use a dry shampoo in between washes. Try Paul Mitchell’s Express Dry Waterless Shampoo.
3. Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that needs protection from your sun. Harsh rays can damage your hair, too, making your color look dull before you know it. Before you head outside, spritz on SPF that’s specifically designed for hair, like Sun Shield Conditioning Spray from Paul Mitchell.
4. Don’t be swayed by those shampoos that have a hint of color - they may deposit too much pigment on your hair. Instead, head to the salon after a few weeks for a glaze or shine treatment in between full blown color sessions.