7 Fast Fixes for Hair Color Emergencies
Maintaining your hair color can be a pain -- and expensive. See our quick tips to fix your hair color disasters at home
Problem: Dull-looking hairFast Fix: Cold water
Robinson says, "Exposure to the elements can result in hair looking dull." For example, the sun breaks down color molecules in hair follicles, and dry, cold weather can make hair brittle. But, she says, "This can easily be reversed with simple tweaks to the everyday routine that cost next to nothing. [In the shower], I recommend doing a final rinse with cool to cold water -- this enhances shine potential [by closing the hair follicle and making it lie flat]." Next, "make sure you have the right brush. A boar-bristle brush is best, as it evenly distributes natural oils in your hair. [And] when drying hair, gently pat it down with a towel, don't rub or pull your strands."
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