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Imagine you purchased a top that costs in the $50-$150 range. I’m sure that, before you throw it in the wash, you would probably check the care instructions on the tag. After all, with this financial investment in the garment, you’d want to make sure it lasts.

Your hair is just the same!

Especially if you color your hair, you are making a financial investment. We want to be sure that your investment has a good return: The color should last as long as possible.

So, it’s always been a rule of thumb with fabric that washing in cold water on a delicate cycle makes the color last longer. Again, your hair is the same. Hot water will remove color faster.

For hetero couples, a shared shower usually means the female has the temperature all the way up; as hot as it can be. And when the guy gets under the stream, he turns it way down. I like to call this the “boyfriend temperature”.

“Boyfriend temperature” is the right temperature for colored hair. Now, ladies, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your lava-hot shower. Just be sure that for the hair-washing portion, you adjust the water to “boyfriend temperature”. This trick will give your color longer lasting results by keeping your color from fading or becoming dull prematurely.

Blog by Shane


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