Smith Hair Salon in Temecula
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Aftercare

Aftercare Color Keratin Eyelash Extensions
Aftercare Color Keratin Eyelash Extensions

Whether you’ve opted for a bold new shade or subtle highlights, stepping out of the salon with freshly colored hair can make you feel like a million bucks. However, to maintain that vibrant color and keep your hair looking luscious, proper aftercare is essential. Here’s your comprehensive guide to post-hair coloring care, ensuring your color stays stunning and your hair remains healthy.

1. Wait Before Washing: After your coloring session, refrain from washing your hair for at least 48 hours. This allows the color to settle into your hair cuticles, ensuring a longer-lasting result. When you do shampoo, opt for a sulfate-free, color-safe formula to prevent premature fading.

2. Cool Water Rinses: When it’s finally time to wash your hair, use lukewarm or cool water instead of hot water. Hot water can open up the hair cuticles, causing the color molecules to escape more quickly. Cool water helps seal the cuticle, locking in the color and leaving your hair looking vibrant for longer.

3. Use Color-Protective Products: Invest in shampoos, conditioners, and styling products specifically formulated for color-treated hair. These products are designed to be gentler on your strands while helping to preserve your color. Look for ingredients like UV filters and antioxidants to shield your hair from environmental damage.

4. Limit Heat Styling: Excessive heat styling can strip away moisture from your hair, causing your color to fade faster. Minimize the use of hot tools such as flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers, or use them on a lower heat setting. Always apply a heat protectant spray before styling to add an extra layer of defense.

5. Deep Conditioning Treatments: Treat your hair to regular deep conditioning treatments to keep it hydrated and nourished. Opt for products infused with moisturizing ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, or shea butter. For an extra boost, consider using a weekly hair mask specifically formulated for color-treated hair.

6. Protect Your Hair From the Sun: Just like your skin, your hair can also suffer damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Wear a hat or use UV-protective hair products when spending extended periods outdoors. This helps prevent color fading and keeps your hair looking vibrant and healthy.

7. Schedule Regular Touch-Ups: To maintain your color’s vibrancy and keep pesky roots at bay, schedule regular touch-up appointments with your stylist. Depending on your hair growth rate and desired look, touch-ups are typically recommended every 4 to 6 weeks for root touch-ups and every 8 to 12 weeks for full-color refreshes.

8. Be Gentle with Your Hair: Treat your colored hair with care to prevent unnecessary damage. Avoid harsh brushing when your hair is wet, as it’s more prone to breakage. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or a specialized detangling brush to gently remove knots and tangles.

9. Avoid Chlorine and Saltwater: Chlorine from swimming pools and saltwater from the ocean can both strip away your hair’s natural oils and cause your color to fade. Before taking a dip, apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to create a protective barrier. After swimming, rinse your hair with fresh water to remove any chlorine or salt residue.

10. Maintain Overall Hair Health: Healthy hair holds onto color better, so prioritize overall hair health through a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate hydration. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals, such as leafy greens, nuts, and lean proteins, can help nourish your hair from the inside out.

By following these aftercare instructions, you can prolong the life of your hair color and keep your hair looking vibrant and healthy between salon visits. Remember, consistency is key, so make these tips a part of your regular hair care routine for long-lasting color and gorgeous, glossy hair.

Additional Notes:

– After coloring, wait a full 72 hrs before shampooing

– Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner

– Turn down water temperature when shampooing

– Wash hair less often ( Try washing hair every other day or 2-3 days a week)

– On off days, use dry shampoo

– Use leave-in treatments to protect hair color when styling

– Use heat protectant spray before using hot tools

– Prepare your hair for next color process (Use a clarifying shampoo the day before your next color treatment at the hair salon. This will strip your hair of any oils that could block your color from penetrating the cuticle at a deeper level.

– Avoid chlorine and salt water

– Keep up with trims (Dead ends won’t hold color and will fade even faster, so make sure you are cutting off those dead ends every 6-8 weeks so your color looks fresh from root to tip.)

DO’s (before first shampoo)

1. DO wear hair down at all times.

2. DO use a blow dryer if the hair becomes wet or damp during the initial three day development period following the service.

3. DO use a flat iron to smooth and restraighten hair that has become unsmooth as a result of becoming wet or sleeping on it.

DON’T’S (before first shampoo)

1. DON’T wash the hair for three days so that the treatment can fully develop.

2. DON’T tie the hair into a ponytail or braid or use barrettes or bobby pins. Any of these can cause unwanted dents, waves or curls.

3. DON’T sweat excessively. Avoid working out and/or swimming during the three or four day development period.

4. DON’T put your hair behind your ears or use glasses to hold it back. This also can cause unwanted dents or waves in your hair.

DO’S- Simply Smooth Keratin Service

1. DO use shampoos and conditioners that are sodium chloride and sulfate free to prolong the life of the treatment

2. DO style as desired.

3. DO enjoy your beautiful, smooth and frizz-free hair

Included In With Your Keratin COMPLEX Service:

– Color Care Smoothing Shampoo
– Color Care Smoothing Conditioner
– Keratin Obsessed® Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray

You’ve just left the salon with a set of fluttery, luscious eyelash extensions that beautifully frame your eyes. To ensure your extensions last as long as possible and keep your natural lashes healthy, it’s essential to follow proper aftercare. Here’s your comprehensive guide to maintaining your eyelash extensions:

1. Avoid Water and Steam for 24-48 Hours: Refrain from getting your eyelash extensions wet for the first 24 to 48 hours after application. Water and steam can weaken the adhesive bond, causing your extensions to fall out prematurely. Skip steam rooms, hot showers, and swimming during this time.

2. Be Gentle When Cleansing: Cleanse your eye area with care to avoid loosening the lash extensions. Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser and a lint-free applicator or a clean mascara wand to gently cleanse the lashes. Avoid rubbing or pulling on the extensions, as this can cause damage to both the extensions and your natural lashes.

3. Avoid Oil-Based Products: Oil-based skincare products, makeup removers, and cosmetics can break down the adhesive and cause your eyelash extensions to fall out faster. Opt for oil-free formulas when removing makeup or cleansing your face to preserve the longevity of your lashes.

4. Steer Clear of Waterproof Mascara: Avoid using waterproof mascara on your eyelash extensions, as it can be difficult to remove and may cause clumping or damage to the extensions. Instead, use a water-based mascara formulated for use with eyelash extensions if you desire added volume or definition.

5. Refrain from Rubbing Your Eyes: Resist the urge to rub or tug at your eyes, as this can dislodge the extensions and irritate the delicate skin around the eye area. If you need to itch or rub your eyes, do so gently and avoid direct contact with the extensions.

6. Brush Your Lashes Regularly: Use a clean mascara wand or eyelash comb to gently brush through your lashes daily. This helps to untangle any stray lashes and keep them looking neat and uniform. Brushing also helps distribute natural oils along the length of the extensions, promoting longevity.

7. Sleep on Your Back: To prevent your eyelash extensions from becoming misshapen or crushed while you sleep, try to sleep on your back or use a silk or satin pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side to minimize friction and pressure on your lashes.

8. Schedule Regular Touch-Ups: Eyelash extensions naturally shed over time as part of the eyelash growth cycle. To maintain a full and voluminous look, schedule touch-up appointments every 2 to 3 weeks, or as recommended by your lash technician. During touch-ups, any grown-out or fallen extensions will be replaced to keep your lashes looking flawless.

9. Be Mindful During Exercise: While you can continue your regular exercise routine with eyelash extensions, be mindful of activities that involve excessive sweating or moisture. Consider wearing a sweatband or headband to absorb sweat and avoid rubbing your eyes during vigorous exercise.

10. Avoid Eyelash Curlers: Steer clear of eyelash curlers, as they can damage both your natural lashes and the extensions. The extensions are already curled, so there’s no need for additional curling. Using eyelash curlers can weaken the adhesive bond and cause premature shedding.

By following these aftercare tips, you can prolong the life of your eyelash extensions and keep them looking fabulous for weeks to come. Enjoy the confidence boost of fluttery lashes without worrying about daily maintenance, and revel in the convenience and beauty of eyelash extensions.