Highlights are an easy way to add depth and dimension to your hair. The multi-tonal effect of adding highlights can breathe new life into a color that has fallen flat. If you’ve chosen blonde highlights they will require some special care to help them stay healthy and keep their true color. Here are 4 tips to keep your highlights looking great.
1- Deep Condition
Chemical processing such as coloring your hair can cause some dryness and damage. Weekly deep conditioning treatments moisturize and strengthen your hair to repair and protect it to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
2- Protect from the Elements
Just as the sun can damage the skin, it can also damage hair. Avoid sun damage by wearing a hat or scarf or by applying a UV blocking spray before going out. Chlorine in pools and salt and minerals in the ocean can discolor light-colored hair causing it to take on a brassy, grey, or even green hue. To prevent this, rinse your hair with cool water and apply a leave-in conditioner to seal the cuticle before swimming, and give your hair a good cool water rinse after you exit the water.
3- Use Products Formulated for Color-Treated Hair
Color-Treated hair requires special care, even if it’s only highlighted. Be sure you are using hair care products specially formulated for color-treated hair. These products are gentle and contain special nourishing ingredients to help your color last longer and repair damage from chemical processing.
4- Get Regular Trims
To keep your hair fresh and healthy you should have a trim every 6-8 weeks. This keeps dry split ends at bay. Split ends can cause frizz and tangling which will lead to breakage and more split ends.
If you would like to add some beautiful blonde highlights to your style our master stylists at Jon Lori Salon are here to help. Visit us at 553 River Road in Fair Haven, or give us a call at 732.741.8336 to reserve your appointment today. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments on the go.