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How to make you hair color lastExpert: Beth Minardi, Celebrity Colorist
Women who have their hair professionally colored may have to visit the salon every three weeks, says Minardi. She advises that with the right color choice and care, women can extend the life of their color for to up to fourteen weeks. Here are her tips:
Tip 1: Enhancing the natural color of your hair and/or moderately highlighting your shade are the most durable types of color. So, to maximize the time between appointments, go with slight color tweaks to your natural shade of blonde, red or brown, says Minardi. The further away from the natural tone you go, the more frequently your color will have to be touched up.
Tip 2: Sun, chlorine and highly-alkaline shampoos are hair color enemies. To protect your color from the sun, use a sunscreen on your hair like Redken UV Rescue Protective Oil, $15. If you swim in chlorine, Minardi advises to rinse hair immediately after exiting the pool.
Tip 3: The hype is true, shampoos and conditioners developed specifically for color-treated hair really do work, so the short term investment in quality color protectors save you money in the long run (try Joico Color Endure Shampoo and Conditioner). Minardi recommends always shampooing only once (even if hair is oily) and rinsing the hair very, very well.
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