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Straight Talk about Hair Color Protection

You just got home from the hair salon where you’ve had your hair colored. It looked great at the salon but now its time for the ultimate truth. The bathroom mirror test. Whether the lighting is correct or not, most women judge their hair in the bathroom mirror. You decide it looks fabulous, it’s just what you wanted, and you’re glad you opted for the multi-colored weave. The shimmering blonde highlights with subtle undertones of copper and gold really make your hair glow. It cost a small fortune but after all, you’re worth it. But how can you keep it looking fresh and vibrant until your next salon visit?

We all know that color treated hair has special needs. Lately there has been a lot of discussion about color protective products developed especially for color treated hair. But do they work?

To answer this question we’ll have to learn a little about shampoo. The backbone of any shampoo is called a surfactant. It is responsible for a shampoo’s cleansing and foaming qualities. The most commonly used surfactants are members of a chemical group called sulfates .These are very effective cleansers and are very popular with shampoo manufacturers because they lather well in hard or soft water. Recent studies have found them to be somewhat abrasive. That’s OK for natural hair because it helps remove product build-up and necrotic tissue (flakes) from the scalp. But, this abrasive quality can strip color treated hair and make it fade prematurely.

Sulfate free shampoos protect the hair against hair color fading and other damage. Most hair color fading occurs during the first three shampoos. Sulfate free formulations guard against this. As a result hair color stays fresh and vibrant longer. Another cause of hair color fading is oxidation caused by exposure to sunlight. Helianthus, a sunflower derivative is not only an effective sunscreen, it is also a powerful antioxidant that effectively slows the oxidation of hair color and prevents fading. Hair condition is also an important consideration in hair color. Vegetable proteins bond to the inner layers of the hair restoring the structural balance of the hair from the inside out, roots to ends. The slightly different arrangement of amino acids within these proteins improves their ability to combine with the hair structure so they won’t wash out.

What you should look for in a color protective line is: sulfate free formulations, effective sunscreens and encapsulated vegetable proteins. I recommend Structural Balance , a line of color protective products by TRI , it has everything you need to keep your hair color salon fresh.

So, do color protective products work, and are they worth it? Yes they do, and yes they are.

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