Colour fading… It’s REAL, but there are ways to keep it to a minimum.
The higher maintenance colours AKA – the ones that fade the most, are the vibrant fashion shades: reds, coppers or anything that is PURE reflect from vibrant pinks to soft subtle pastels.
It’s important to understand what the longevity of your colour will be before you undergo a service. That’s why the team at Eden have a focus on colour maintenance and home hair care during the consultation process. Our key tips are:
- Use a salon professional shampoo and conditioner that matches your hair needs. These have been specifically formulated to look after your hair and your new colour.
- Toning shampoos. These are shampoos with semi-permanent pigments added in. They’ll refresh your colour between your visits and add to the colour rather than washing it out. We have toning shampoos available for all colours from blonde to red and violet to coral peach.
- For our blondes: Try a root shadow (also known as a melt, stretch and a few other names). This is a toner or semi-permanent colour added to your roots to blend your (upcoming) regrowth colour to your new colour so that you don’t end up with a harsh regrowth line.
- Book in for a toner/colour refresh between your standard service. An in-salon toner differs from a toning shampoo that you use at home. An in-salon toner is an activated semi-permanent colour and will generally last 2 – 8 weeks depending on the condition of your hair.
We suggest for many people who get foils or balayage to alternate their bookings with a toner/colour refresh. This prolongs your colour results but also the amount of processing damage you can get from further lightening. Great for times when you’re feeling like you’re getting ‘brassy’ or dull.
–Try to maintain the condition of your hair. Having healthy, strong hair won’t just make your colour look its best, it will also help your colour last longer. If you’re having lightning sessions on your hair or have hair that’s in need of some TLC, we highly recommend a Plex or Peptide treatment such as Vitaplex, Olaplex or Khairpep as well as a moisture treatment to keep it soft and prevent fading.
–If your blonde hair is getting a strange hue (green, orange, chalky), it could be a mineral build-up such as chlorine, calcium, iron, manganese etc. ColorWow dream filter will fix that right up in just 3 minutes. You can purchase in-salon or come in for a wash and blow dry and upgrade to have the dream filter service.
Other EDEN hacks and tips:
Try not to wash your hair for a few days after your salon visit. Allow the time for the colour molecules to ‘set’ in your hair and your cuticle to close fully.
The hotter the water the more quickly your colour will fade try and keep the water a touch cooler when you/re shampooing your hair at home.
FAST FACT: Reds fade the quickest because they have the largest colour molecule.