Five New Cool Hair Colors for Spring
When the seasons change, switching up your skincare regimen and rethinking your makeup is a must, but a Hair Colors update is also worth considering, especially as the weather warms. Look to celebrities and the Inst a-famous for guidance, but consider the practical advice from pros. The resulting look can be both trendy and flattering, eye-catching and manageable.“Highlighting with amber to auburn won’t create any brassy tones,” explains the colorist.
What should be Kept in Mind
Spring is finally (!) here, and we think we speak for everyone when we say we deserve to treat ourselves to a little salon time—and maybe a glass of champagne or rose—for making it through yet another winter. And what better way to celebrate tucking away our beanies and welcoming the warmer weather than with a shiny new hair color that’s as bright and happy—or just plain pretty—as it is outside? To get you inspired, we asked the pros to shed some light on the best ways—both low maintenance and dramatic—to refresh your color this spring. Click on through to discover the new hues we’re eyeing—from smoky quartz to tiger’s-eye—and find the best spring hairstyle ideas for you.
1. Have Your Stylist Use Only Quality, Conditioning Hair Colors
Begin by asking your hair colorist to use a professional hair color with conditioning properties that will continue to condition the hair as the weeks go by. Hair color with natural oils will help retain moisture in your color-treated hair and leave it looking shiny and healthy. Ammonia-free hair color is another great professional option that treats hair with TLC?
2. Remember: Red Dye is Most Susceptible to Color Loss
– Red hair colors tend to fade faster because they have the largest molecules. The molecule size makes it more difficult for red dyes to penetrate deeply into the hair, thus they dissipate more rapidly. So when going for a red hue, be sure to have your stylist use hair color that maximizes high-definition color results with minimum stress to the hair’s cuticle.
3. Shampoo Your Color-Treated Hair Less Frequently
– To prevent water from washing away your vibrant color, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your color-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your color last longer and help maintain health in your colored hair.
4. On the In-Between Days, Use a Color-Safe Dry Shampoo on Color-Treated Hair
— To help keep color-treated hair looking fresh, flip your hair over and spray dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil.
5. After Coloring, Wait 2 Days Before You Shampoo
– When you color your hair, wait at least 48 hours to shampoo, preferably longer. If you can go three or four days before shampooing, even better. This will give the color plenty of time to set.