- Turn Down The Heat
Winter is more harsh and there is less humidity in the air, that means less moisture and hair gets dry faster. Only blow dry your hair once a day to keep hair color from fading. Heated styling tools, like flat and curling irons, should also be used with caution. Hair ends up with more fly-aways [in the winter], so the less heat you’re applying the better.
- Be Picky With Your Shampoo
In general, shampooing every day can strip hair of its natural oils and leave it dry. Color-treated hair, in particular, is vulnerable to harsh soaps, so use a sulfate-free shampoo.
- Do A Deep Clean
Once a month, make sure to wash with a clarifying shampoo to restore shine to your color. It will help remove impurities that have built up from hard water and styling products (like hairspray) that we tend to pile on in the winter.
- Treat Your Self
If you feel like treating yourself to a salon treatment, try a ‘power dose’ conditioner. It is light enough so you can still get a blow out afterward, but it works to set and protect hair color, while enhancing shine and reinforcing the hair fiber.