Hair Answers: Preserving color

Posted in Answers, Celebrities, Products on September 6th, 2010 by Reagan

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Q by Heather: Im a lifelong blondie and just recently took the plunge into red. Β Everyone keeps telling me that red fades the fastest, so what do you recommend for preserving the color so I can extend the time between colorings as long as possible?

I have very fine, soft, limp hair, and have found a color-safe volumizing shampoo/conditioner that I LOVE, so Id prefer to continue using those, merely adding color protecting products to these products and not replacing my shampoo and conditioner.

A by Reagan: Going from blond to not blond is tricky. Blonds tend to have more porosity than everyone else, so the color fades the fastest. Its also true that red fades faster that other tones, so you are in double fade fast mode. Here is my recipe for preserving color

~Use Shampoo for color treated hair (which youre doing Heath! Good job! Can I call you Heath?)
~ Shampoo less often. Remember how much I like dirty hair? Here is another perk to dirty hairshampoo strips your color little by little every time you do it. So the less you do it, the less you are stripping! I dont want stripper hair!
~Use a color depositing Shampoo once in a while (maybe once a week? once every other week?). You have to get one that closely matches your color level. I recommend this one.

*Note* I posted this picture of Christina Hendricks because she is a natural blond who went red when she was just a little girl! And also I posted this picture of her because Madmen is my favorite show and her character is the main reason for that..