How Long Should I Wait Before Washing My Hair After A Color Service?

Every female knows the best way to give ourselves a little lift in life is time in the salon chair. We always look forward to getting some freshened or changed to boost our self-esteem.

Although being female is tough and keeping everything practically perfect, we want to help those strands stay salon perfect in between your color appointments.

Top Questions and Tips to make your color go the distance.

Q: How long should I wait to wash my hair after getting it colored?
A: After having your hair colored we recommend waiting up to 48-72 hours depending on the service you received. It can take up to three days for your cuticle to fully close, which then traps the hair allowing the color to last

Q: Will hot water strip my color?
A: Hot water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair, but cold water will shut the cuticle tight, ceiling the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the shine.

Q: Can heat styling fade your color?
A: Let’s give you an example. It’s exactly like washing your blacks and bright colors in the dryer. Heat styling tools does the with your hair color. So if you’re using heat styling tools, we highly recommend that you use a thermal protector like Retain from Eufora.


If you’ve ever had those questions on your mind. Have no fear, we’ve got you covered. Next time this might help you not have to rush to the salon every six weeks like clockwork like you typically do. Going too often sometimes can result in your color looking too over-processed — not to mention it’s damaging to your hair.


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