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How to Maintain Your Colored Hair During Quarantine

It’s been almost a month of quarantine. My skin lacks that natural Vitamin D, my mind is going 100 miles a minute dealing with the kids all day, and to add on to this… my hair is in shambles.

Now, in the midst of all this chaos, I am not trying to be dramatic and insensitive. There are bigger things going on than my hair, however I wanted to help those women at home who are feeling like their world is crumbling in more ways than one— yes, bad hair can make you feel that way. Have you ever dealt with bad roots before? If so, you know the pain….

That is why I enlisted in the expertise of my colorist guru Liz Jung to give us some helpful tips in how to maintain your colored hair during quarantine

What are the best products to use on color-treated hair right now?

Virtuelabs shampoo and conditioners are the best! They’re sulfate-free and color-treated hair friendly. I love their restore shampoo and conditioner for really dry broken hair, smooth shampoo and conditioner for frizzy and wavy hair, and full shampoo for fine hair or oily hair.

Box color for my hair? Is this a big no no?

That’s a big no no in my book. So many things can go wrong and different brands use metallic dyes instead of gentle professional hair dyes. It can leave your colorist with a big color correction when you decide to go back to them. I had someone do a box dye and didn’t realize it was henna and her hair started smoking at the bowl. I had to refuse service to her and told her to grow it out because it was reacting with regular professional dyes.

What if I only have access to box color right now and it’s my only option. Do you have any tips on how to choose the right one? Or the right tools to use? Is there a proper method?

There are colorists that are doing to go home kits right now and also esalon.com. If you can, do powders to touch up your fronts and parts check out Madisonreed.com to get your shade. I would not even try the box dyes!

Any tips on how to keep my blonde as blonde as possible? I am terrified of it getting too brassy. 

Malibu crystals will help take out the mineral build up in your hair!  I have Molly applying Malibu Crystals before any hair color session or right after her vacations to get out any chlorine or mineral build up in her hair. It keeps her from looking dull and brightens up her blonde.

My roots are showing SOS. Is there anything I can do?

You can call your colorist and ask them what the best the option for you!

What are the best way to cover gray roots at home?

You can use the Madison Reed powders or L’Oréal Root Sprays. Please ask your colorist if you can get a home kit to last you for the month. I’m doing an instructional video as well as FaceTime with clients to make sure they’re doing it right.

Is it good to wash your hair every day? How many days a week do you recommend?

It is probably is best to wash it 2-3 times a week! You can extend the life of your blowdry or air dry by using virtue labs dry shampoo. Just spray right at the roots on each parting section of your hair.

 

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