This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own.
For as much as I love the summer there is something about autumn I really embrace. Maybe it’s the leaves falling, the cool crisp air arriving or even trying out a new hair color. To kick off the new season I decided to dye my hair a rich, deep brown. With so many fall activities coming up I will be doing some after hair color care to make sure it stays looking vibrant over the next few months.
Are you ready to turn over a new leaf like me and show off a new you for fall? Before you pick out a new hair color, learn some after hair color care myths NOT to fall for.
How long should you wait to wash your hair after you dye it?
Most professional hair stylists recommend waiting about 3 days before shampooing your hair after coloring it. Then the cuticle layer of hair has time to close, which traps in the color and helps it last longer.
This time around I waited the 72 hours, and when I finally shampooed and conditioned my hair I used Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner, which you can purchase right at CVS (maybe this is why my hair color hasn’t lasted in the past).
Currently there is a great Nexxus saving opportunity: Spend $20 Get $10 Extra Bucks with card (valid 9/22-9/28)
Nexxus is a brand I trust, especially to to keep my color treated hair looking fresh. Did you know that Nexxus was born in salons and their formulas are created with proteins that nourish while also protecting your hair?
My favorite thing about Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner is they gently cleanse your hair without stripping any of the color.
4 After Hair Color Care Myths
1. Coloring your hair can be damaging to it.
Truth: Hair dye opens up the cuticle, which can lead to damage and breakage, but not with the right products.
Wash your hair with Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo, and after rinsing seal and protect your vibrant hair color with Nexxus Color Assure Conditioner. This will shield your hair leaving it smooth and shiny and you feeling confident.
2. It’s ok to wash your hair right after coloring it.
Truth: As I already explained above you don’t want to do that. The optimal time to wash your hair after coloring it is 72 hours to let the cuticle close and hold in that color.
3. Investing in products designed for color-treated hair isn’t worth it.
Truth: Don’t waste your time or money coloring your hair if you aren’t going to take care of it.
Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner is a highly effective custom formula, with a blend of elastin protein and quinoa, which can help prevent color fade while restoring moisture and shine.
4. Don’t use an at-home hair color kit.
Truth: At-home hair color kits are better than ever and more user friendly than in the past (like when I used to get hair dye on pretty much everything but my actual hair).
If you feel comfortable enough or have a friend you trust to help you, skip the salon and color your hair right at home.Don’t forget to also pick up Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner at CVS to keep the color looking radiant for up to 40 washes.
Now that you know the truth about after hair color care you can keep your new look intact longer while enjoying all the the fun, long weekend getaways, changes and more that the autumn season has to offer.