It’s summertime and time to add a brighter color to your hair – even you blonde Modern Moms out there may wish to go a bit lighter. A lighter coppery red or reddish tone is a lovely choice to add in your color during summertime.
A color change such as adding red or lighter colors can fade more quickly than the regular blonde or brunette color that you may typically use. As a general note, any kind of red color is the first to fade, because red contains the largest dye molecules. Whether you’re a red-head, blonde or brunette, if you are going even a bit lighter/redder, you should always ask your stylist/colorist what he/she could do to prevent hair from premature color fade. This may include leaving the color on a bit longer or mixing up separate formulas for the base, mid-shaft and ends.
Be sure to ask if he/she is doing a typical “pull through” or using a fresh color formula. Ask if the formula will be on the mid-shaft and ends and for how long. Then you need to evaluate which hair care products you’re using at home and you need to make sure that your products are specifically formulated to repair and moisturize, as well as prevent hair from premature color fade. Lastly, as a general rule, you don’t need to shampoo as often which will help retain your hair color for a longer period of time.
Along the same lines, when you Modern Moms go lighter and/or redder during summertime, many of you have eyebrow tone or eyelash tone that needs to be adjusted to match the new color. It is definitely possible to tint either or both, and this is a procedure I recommend for a total look of beauty. Eyebrow and eyelash tinting is very easy to do but I do recommend going to a salon rather than doing it yourself to ensure that your color is in sync and to ensure safety. For eyebrows, it’s about a 15-20 minute process. For eyelashes, again, it’s an easy procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. The color lasts between three and four weeks and fades gradually on-tone.
During summer, should you moms choose to lighten your previously color treated hair, you need to prevent your hair from becoming dry, especially at the ends. The longer the hair is, the older the hair is, the more dimensions/levels of color/chemicals are on the hair, and longer hair doesn’t have the benefit of sebum or hair oils produced at the scalp that keep the hair shaft healthy and shiny. It is a matter of using really good restorative products, which is why I specifically designed the Marco™ Collagen Color Guard™ HairCare System. This is the first and only complete collagen system exclusively developed for color and chemically treated hair and is specifically formulated to prevent premature color fade and create the most positive, therapeutic environment for the hair and scalp.
Always remember that shampoo is for the scalp and conditioning is for the ends. When you condition, you need to allow time with the conditioner on the ends of your hair. The concept is just like moisturizing your skin. It’s important to not over shampoo the hair because it dries out the hair shaft. All you really need to do is shampoo your scalp and let the shampoo rinse down the ends.
Just a few tips for you Modern Moms to add to your regime during summertime, both to brighten your look for the sunny season and to maintain the quality and integrity of your hair while doing so! Happy Summer!
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chemically treated hair, the Marco Collagen Color Guard HairCare System
is specifically formulated to prevent premature color fade and create
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