It’s no secret that I have color-treated hair. I’ve been coloring it since my early twenties — when I started prematurely greying — gulp! Over the years, the hues may have changed, but my insistence on keeping that color true for as long as possible hasn’t. I reached out to LA-based celeb stylist Ashley Streicher (and StriVectin Hair ambassador) to get to the bottom of how to make our hair color treatments stay truer, longer; fighting that dreaded (and expensive!) fade-out. Ashley has graced the locks of celebs like Emily Blunt, Lily James, Kiernan Shipka, Maia Mitchell, and more.
Look at that GLORIOUS red! I can dream, can’t I?
Q: How long should you wait before you wash your hair after it’s been colored?
Ashley: My advice is 48 hours. First of all, your hair is ultra clean from being chemically processed and then thoroughly washed, so you won’t really need to wash it for at least that long. Also, it gives your scalp and follicles enough time to fully close and lock in the color and start nourishing your scalp on its own. Be sure to wash with a shampoo and conditioner formulated for colored hair. [Read more…]