How to refresh faded hair color, and not damage your hair. Color on your head is just like any color on any material, jeans, a shirt, a sweater, your favorite picture in a frame. Over time the sun, time, and elements will diffuse the color pigment period! In your hair color the color slips out after you wash it just like a colored shirt. They make special laundry soap for “colorfast” “colorsafe” ads on the detergent. The same concept is for the hair. Your hair color will dull and or fade over time if you do not use a color safe shampoo and conditioner. That is why color shampoo and conditioners were created with pigment in them to keep your color somewhat fresh. Hell even when you sweat and then swim the salt and chlorine have a field day on hair color.
What some do at home or in the salon is, they take the existing color they used on their roots and just pull it thru the already previously colored ends. Well every time you take a permanent color and pull it thru your ends you are taking peroxide and ammonia usually especially those who use at home hair color (box). That color is only meant for “virgin” hair. That is your roots or your entire head that has no color. But if your hair was previously colored at all …YOU SHOULD NEVER COMB MORE PERMANENT COLOR THRU THE HAIR! Over time it will build up, dry out, and not hold color.
So what I do is when a blonde, red, or brunette come in and no matter what color line is used there will be some fading no matter what. So to refresh I use an organic color gloss All Nutrient and simply put it thru her hair from roots to ends like a conditioning mask. I put her under the dryer for 20 minutes and boom refreshed color with no ammonia or peroxide, just a deposit of translucent, shiny color is laying on the top of the cuticle to keep her going another 6 weeks.
My point here is to keep your hair healthy and shiny over time there is upkeep and if your going to keep your color going without damage ….color gloss it . I always suggest that you leave it to the pro’s as we know how to formulate. I also can only speak for myself, I use the good stuff.