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Preventing Thin, Limp, Faded Hair

By April 4, 2014 No Comments
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Breakage is not awesome.

Breakage is not awesome.

Thin, limp, faded, and breaking.

These are the most-feared words to describe color treated hair!

Sadly, this is a common complaint for many women. Often it comes from women who color their hair at home. But even more tragic, we hear it from women who have paid good money at other professional salons for color treatments.

Using color that’s too harsh or over-bleaching can cause hair to lose its natural elasticity. And if you happen to have fine hair, it can easily be further compromised by such inappropriate color treatments.

As far as fading goes, almost all cosmetic hair color eventually fades. And the more damaged your hair is, the faster the color fades. Damaged hair can come from smoking, living in an area with heavily mineralized water, swimming in chlorinated pools, and shampooing too frequently. With any of these factors working against you, you will get very little durability out of your hair color.

But we can help!

To keep your precious locks from being unnecessarily compromised and to help retain its healthiest porosity we have a few suggestions.

  • Try to shampoo as little as possible with a color safe, sulfate free shampoo.
  • Use the proper conditioning product recommended to you by your colorist for your specific hair type.
  • Visit the salon as often as your schedule and budget allows to reap the benefits of quality in-salon treatments.
  • Cut down on thermal styling – try to limit the use of high heating tools to no more than three times per week and protect your hair with a styling protectant like Semi Di Lino’s new All In One Extraordinary Fluid.
  • Lastly, even though we love to see you, try to give it at least eight weeks between highlighting treatments. For those of you who aren’t clients of The Root Salon, ask your colorist if it is possible to use high lift tint rather than bleach to achieve your desired look. And never let anyone process bleach under a heat source.

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