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Natural ways to save your hair color.

April 12th, 2011 4 Comments

Last week I posted the question about the effectiveness of color-protecting hair products.  Do they work?!

After a little research I found a few simple solutions that we can do on our own that will help extend the brilliance of your color treatments.

  • Give yourself an apple cider rinse after your treatment to restore the pH balance of your hair.
  • Wash your hair less.
  • Use a UV blocking spray so your color won’t fade in the sunlight.

I actually have been washing my hair less, and I think it might actually be working.  If we think of our hair like clothes that fade with frequent washing, then that makes sense.

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  • Amy

    Hi Mary! What are some good UV blocking sprays or lotions for hair you have tried? I’m dark brunette but dye to keep the rich color, and camo the gray away (went gray early at 27 – thanks mom!)

    I live in Arizona so I’m in the sun whether I like it or not, and I always wear sunscreen on my face but it’s too hot to wear a hat 24/7 in the summer to keep my hair from turning a fake, brassy red.

    I currently go to an Aveda salon for cuts and color every 8 weeks, and they have Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil (3.4 oz) for almost $30. Do you know of any cheaper products that work as well, or maybe even a homemade version I can try? My hair is VERY long and thick so I’m thinking this 3.4 oz Aveda won’t last longer than a few weeks.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Amy,

      Unfortunately I don’t have a go-to UV blocker, but I would try L’Oreal or John Frieda. Both brands are really color-conscious.

  • Amy

    This is disappointing.

  • Amy

    ??? This is :( not good, mary