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Throughout our everyday lives, maintaining our hair color can be quite the task. This applies even if your hair is not color treated!  This task is especially difficult during the summer months, because simply stepping out into the sun for too long can alter your hair color! For that reason, we are providing you with a few quick tips that will help you maintain your hair color.

 

  • Avoid Hot Water! It’s simple, really. Hot water can be damaging for any type of hair but if your hair is color treated, this is something you should be extra conscious of!1

  • If you haven’t colored your hair yet but are looking to in the near future, deep condition your hair! Doing so a week before getting your hair dyed will help your new color last longer!2

 

And most importantly…

 

  • Use SPF! Using a hair product with SPF in it protects your hair and helps you maintain color! Being exposed to the sun can fade hair color as well as make your hair dry!

 

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With summertime in full effect, many of us will be hopping from pool to pool without much thought. For those of us who color, there can be some repercussions of this.If you’re blonde, the effect chlorine has on your hair is obvious. It can turn hair green! For those with darker hair, the damage may be more subtle, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss the problem! Here are some tips to avoid chlorine damage and protect your color this summer!

 

  •  Get your hair wet before you go in the pool! By jumping in the shower right before swimming, you are protecting your hair against the absorption of chlorine. Because your hair is already absorbing the shower water, it won’t be able to absorb as much chlorine!1
  •  Another helpful tip is to use apple cider vinegar. Take one part vinegar and four parts water and pour them over your freshly washed hair. Then, do another rinse. It’s a great cleanser and way to protect locks from chlorine!
  • Wash your hair with a Vitamin C rinse! Swimspray.com suggests washing your hair with a vitamin C rinse after swimming to get rid of unwanted chlorine residue! 
  •  Put on a rubber bathing cap! Wearing a bathing cap is a great preventative measure. This will definitely aid in protecting your hair against the harmful effects of chlorine...as well as make everyone think you're an avid swimmer!2
  • Condition before and shampoo after! if a conditioning treatment is used before swimming, it can help keep hair healthy while swimming. Also- it’s important to shampoo color-treated hair after leaving the pool!3

 

Take control of your hair with these helpful and easy tips! Don’t let chlorine water ruin your summer fun!

 

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With celebrities like Rihanna, Jayma Mays, Julianne Moore, and Hayley Williams sporting different versions of red hair, it’s hard not to want to try it out too! Here are a few healthy options to achieve the edgy-red look you’ve always dreamed of!

 

  • If you’re unsure about fully committing to red hair and are looking to get a red tint without using hair dye, an effective option is going for some natural red highlights. According to hubpages.com, the way to achieve this is by mixing two cups of Jamaican sorrel (dried or fresh), two cups of water and two tablespoons of honey in a small saucepan. Then, let the water boil and allow the sorrel to soak for two to four hours. By straining the liquid, stirring in the honey and adding one tablespoon of cinnamon, you are creating the perfect mixture to pour all over your hair to create beautiful red highlights- after you shampoo of course! Wrap your hair with a cap and leave the mixture in your hair for at least sixty minutes before rinsing out.
  • To achieve some burgundy highlights, another suggestion is to use beets. Mix beets, half a tablespoon of water, and one cup of conditioner. Create a liquid out of this mixture by using a juicer or food processor. Shampoo your hair before application, then rub the mixture in your hair from root to tip. Wrap your hair in plastic to allow this method to work effectively- and leave in for three to four hours or more, depending on how deep and rich of a color you desire! 
  • Ready to go all in? I think I might be. Love Your Color offers a non-permanent Auburn dye that lasts 6-12 shampoos! Including a revitalizing conditioner and excluding ammonia, peroxide or PPD, Love Your Color is a healthy and effective option to achieve a beautiful red tint! It’s easy- takes twenty minutes and comes in one bottle (there’s no mixing!).For a shiny and healthy-looking option, Love Your Color can be purchased here. ​

 

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If you don’t have the time to make a trip to the salon or drug store, don’t fret. Summer is the perfect time to try some at-home highlighting methods! Check out a few of these natural everyday products that you just may already have in your house!

 

  • Let’s begin with the obvious, lemons. Using lemon juice to highlight your hair is the oldest trick in the book- and it actually works! By cutting up a few lemons and squeezing them on your hair before you go out into the sun, you will achieve beautiful and natural-looking highlights effortlessly!
  • OrganicAuthority.com has a few highlighting tricks for us, too. The first is to use Chamomile Tea. It will make your hair a slightly lighter shade and it even works for brunettes! Brew your tea- and don’t forget to let it cool before applying it to the pieces of hair you’d like to highlight. Use a spray bottle for application and grab a towel and lay out in the sun to let the tea do its magic! 
  • Apparently, honey isn’t just for bees. Honey can also give you HONEY-colored locks! You can either apply honey directly to wet hair and let it sit for two hours OR you could mix honey, lemon and warm water in a spray bottle and apply it to your wet hair. Not only will this method help bring out your natural highlights, it will also leave your hair looking glossy and full of volume!
  • According to hubpages.com, olive oil can also help highlight your hair.  By adding two tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of water, you can create the perfect mixture to not only highlight, but also to help moisturize your hair. Rub this mixture into your hair and leave it on for thirty minutes before using a mild shampoo to rinse out extra olive oil. 
  • You ever think of rubbing ground cinnamon into your scalp? By mixing three tablespoons of ground cinnamon into hair conditioner, you can create a paste that can help create beautiful highlights. After applying the paste and brushing through your hair with a wide-toothed comb, cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave your hair like that for several hours. After doing this- remember to rinse your hair well!

 

If you want a quick and easy change, trying one of these methods of natural highlighting might be the key! And, really, is there even a better way to highlight your hair other than squeezing a few lemons on your scalp and then lying outside by the pool? I think not!

 

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We are PLEASED to announce that Love Your Color will be featured on The Dr. Bob Martin Show this weekend (May 3 &4)!!!! Dr. Martin's is a nationally syndicated health talk show that is heard in over 500 U.S. cities + on various radio stations, and worldwide via the Internet.

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Jackie, NYC, "Can you put hair color on wet hair? Or does your hair always have to be dry when you color it?"

Dear Jackie,

          In general, hair dye should be applied to DRY hair. Dyeing wet hair will only dilute the hair color mixture although there are some exceptions because some brands explicitly say wet hair. You should always read the directions thoroughly before dyeing your hair. Each brand and each box of hair dye is different. 
 

Helpful Suggestions for Hair Color at Home
Looking to stretch your budget for hair coloring or root touchup in-between salon appointments? If dyeing your own hair at home seems scary to you, do not fret. Here are some do-it-yourself tips for home hair coloring.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, the first step to coloring your hair at home starts before you even enter the drugstore to purchase your dye. You must first decide which formula you would like to use in your hair.  There are three different levels of hair dye: semi-permanent (or non-permanent), demi-permanent, and permanent.

Non-permanent is the least harsh for your hair, and usually does not contain some of the harsh chemicals that demi-permanent and permanent hair dyes possess. Also, a semi-permanent hair dye will  last approximately six to twelve shampoos. If you are looking for a no-strings attached relationship with your hair color or you just simply like change frequently, then this is the type you would want to choose.  Non-permanent deposits color and cannot lighten hair, but will gently cover grays.  

If you are looking for a longer lasting color, but do not want it to last forever, then go with a demi-permanent hair dye. These usually last approximately 25 shampoos. These are more commitment than the semi-permanent, but not as much as the permanent hair colors.

Finally, if you are looking to go the whole nine-yards and are fully committed to the color or wish to lighten your natural color, then choose a permanent hair dye. This will last until you cut your hair or it grows out completely. Permanent hair dye is also the best bet when trying to cover grays; however, keep in mind that with permanent hair dye, you will want to ensure that you don’t miss any spots and that the dye is completely even. The thicker your hair, the more difficult this will be. If you want to be sure to have full and even coverage, maybe ask a friend to assist you when dying.

Now that you have picked your formula, you need to pick a color. Marie Claire Magazine suggests that you stay within a range of three shades either lighter or darker.  According to Rita Hazan of Rita Hazan Salon in NYC, “When in doubt, stay lighter.” It is always easier to darken your hair if it comes out light than vice versa.   

When picking your color, if you are unsure of your natural hair color hues, then refer back to older pictures of yourself from before you ever dyed your hair in the first place. See if you have either a warm, honey color versus a cool, ash color and go from there.

Now you’ve finally made it to the final step of the process—it’s time to dye your hair. When coloring your hair at home—after you read the directions, of course—divide your hair into sections before applying the color. This will help make sure that you don’t miss any spots. Also, rather than using the applicator provided for you in the box, run to a local beauty supply store and purchase a mixing bowl and brush for the application. This will also help you maximize coverage.

Always be sure to Care For Your Hair! After dying your hair, make sure you keep up with deep conditioning in order to optimize your results and keep your hair healthy!
Written By Deena H. 
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