Do you prep your hair before going to the salon to have your hair colored or bleached? If not, it is never too late to start! Your hair will thank you! Whether you are bleaching or just coloring your hair they both can be very drying to your hair. So it is especially important to replenish the moisture back into your hair. Today we are going to talk about how to prepare for your salon color or highlight.
You can help your hair by prepping before going to the salon and after coming home. You will start to notice a difference in the condition of your hair long-term. And the actual vibrancy of the color itself. I know that I did! We spend so much money to have the color performed. We should spend a little time and money keeping it looking healthy.
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Do you use a masque on your hair regularly? If not, you really should! They make such a difference in the health of your hair. My favorite hair masque is Replenish by Monat. I would recommend using a masque on your hair about 1 week to 3 days before going to the salon for your color. This will help to replenish the hydration that your hair is missing from the roots to the tips! You may want to leave it on a little longer than usual just to give a little boost, I typically only leave my masques on my hair for about 3-5 minutes but before coloring, I would probably try to leave it on 5-10 minutes.
The Evening Before Heading to the Salon
The evening before going to the salon you should shampoo. If you cannot the evening prior then you should shampoo the morning of. It is particularly important that you go into the salon with clean hair, free from build-up and product residue. A clean palette will lead to the best color results! I love using Monat Black Shampoo + Conditioner because it has a little clarifying to it but is not harsh. It gives you just the perfect amount without stripping your hair.
I know I said you should go to the salon with clean hair but be gentle with your scalp. You won’t want to scrub it because that could cause irritation prior to coloring your hair. I did a blog post you will want to check out; Do You Need to Wash Your Hair Before Going to the Salon. You can read that here. It gives some great tips on when and why you should!
*Bonus tip! If you have Monat’s Rejuveniqe Oil, bring it with you to the salon and ask them to put a few drops into your color and mix it in. It will help your color last longer and help to keep your hair from drying out.
After Your Salon Visit
What about after your color or highlights are completed and you go home, now what? Be kind to your hair for a few days! It has been through a lot! If you can let it air dry and try to avoid hot tools. If you are not able to then please be sure to use a heat protectant. We have a great Air Dry Cream and Heat Protectant Spray! I have a post you might want to check out; How Hot is Too Hot When Using Hot Tools? You can read that here.
After coloring, you will want to do another masque treatment on your hair. This will help replenish any moisture that the color process took out of your hair. You can always use Monat’s Rejuveniqe Oil in place of a masque. Rejuveniqe Oil is a great treatment for your hair!
You should be good to go by now and have a great color or highlight to show off. Not to mention healthy beautiful hair! How do you prepare for your salon color or highlight? Please let me know below if you give these suggestions a try and how they work out for you!
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