How to Maintain Your Highlights for Vibrant, Lasting Color

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Getting your hair highlighted can add dimension and brightness to your look, but maintaining that vibrant color requires a bit of effort. Whether you’ve just stepped out of the salon or had your highlights for a while, here are some tips to keep them fresh and fabulous.

Choose the Right Products

Opt for shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for color-treated hair. These products are gentler on your hair and help preserve your color longer. Look for sulfate-free options to prevent your highlights from fading too quickly.

Limit Washing Frequency

Washing your hair too frequently can strip away the natural oils that help keep your highlights looking shiny and vibrant. If possible, try to limit washing to every other day or even every few days. On days when you don’t wash your hair, use dry shampoo to freshen up your locks without water.

Protect Your Hair from Heat

Excessive heat styling can cause your highlights to fade faster. Instead of using a blow dryer, let your hair air dry whenever possible. When using heat styling tools, apply a heat protectant spray first to minimize damage and preserve your color.

Schedule Regular Touch-Ups

Depending on how quickly your hair grows and how noticeable your roots are, you may need touch-ups every 6 to 8 weeks. This will help maintain the continuity of color throughout your hair.

Invest in Deep Conditioning Treatments

Highlighting your hair can leave it feeling dry and brittle. Investing in regular deep conditioning treatments can help restore moisture and keep your locks looking healthy and shiny. Look for treatments specifically designed for color-treated hair to maximize the benefits.

Protect Your Hair from the Sun

UV rays from the sun can cause your highlights to fade and become brassy over time. Protect your hair by wearing a hat or applying a leave-in conditioner with SPF whenever you spend time outdoors. This will help preserve your color and keep your highlights looking vibrant.

Be Mindful of Chlorine and Saltwater

Chlorine from swimming pools and saltwater from the ocean can be harsh on highlighted hair. Before taking a dip, wet your hair with clean water and apply a leave-in conditioner to create a protective barrier. After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly to remove any chlorine or salt residue.

Avoid Overlapping Color

Avoid overlapping the color onto previously highlighted sections when touching up your highlights. This can lead to excessive damage and breakage, not to mention an uneven color result. Trust your stylist to carefully apply color only where needed to maintain a seamless look.

Using Hair Masks

In addition to deep conditioning treatments, incorporating weekly hair masks into your routine can boost hydration and nourishment. Look for masks enriched with argan oil, keratin, or avocado to help repair and strengthen your highlighted strands.

Consult with Your Stylist

Above all, don’t hesitate to consult with your stylist if you have any questions or concerns about maintaining your highlights. They can provide personalized advice based on your hair type, color, and lifestyle to help you keep your highlights looking their best.

With the right knowledge and care, maintaining your highlights for vibrant, lasting color is well within reach. Our team at Splash Salon Aveda has skilled colorists dedicated to bringing your hair color dreams to life. From personalized consultations to expert care recommendations, we’re here to help you achieve the vibrant, lasting color you desire. Book your appointment today and let your highlights shine bright like precious jewels.