Top 10 Tips for Keeping Fashion Hair Color from Fading

Pink hair? Do CARE!

You’ve made the decision. Finally, you are going to take the plunge and get the mermaid hair of your dreams! But how do you set yourself, and your stylist, up for success before, during and after the color process? Fear not, I have all your color care concerns covered with 10 tips for slaying colorful hair!

Image courtesy of Sam LaBella

1: Level with Yourself

Are you ready to commit to a 4-5 week hair schedule for all over statement making hair? Or is a natural on rainbow balayage 8-10 weeks more your speed? Set realistic expectations about how often you are willing to commit to coming back for touch ups and communicate them with your stylists so they can meet your needs.

2: Do Your Homework

Research your stylists. Is the work they are creating shiny, healthy, sophisticated unconventional color work? Nothing makes fun colors look drugstore quality faster than over processed locks masked with dull and inky pigments. How does one research their stylist or know they are right for them? Like look at their Instagram and examples of their work to confirm you will like the outcome on yourself?

3: Set a Realistic Budget

It’s not easy, or cheap, being a mermaid! My motto will forever be, “Don’t go cheap on tattoos or hair, they create your FOREVER outfit.”

4: Wait to Wash

Make sure you wait about 72 hours before washing that hair or you will wash that investment right down the drain. From there, get on a schedule of 2-3 days between washes.

Photo courtesy of Sam LaBella

5: Take a Cold Shower!

Hot water feels amazing, but it sucks out the brilliance in colorful hair. I ask my clients to wash with as cool of water as they can handle.  Many wash their hair separate from their body.

6: Care for You Hair

All shampoos and conditioners are not created equal. Drugstore brands are inexpensive because they have inexpensive ingredients and now that you have invested in those gorgeous locks, don’t half ass it now!  It’s not a sales ploy when your stylist tells you what you need to care for your hair (they are your personal hair expert). You wouldn’t seek out advice from your doc on a sore throat, then middle finger a prescription, right? Don’t do it to your stylist either.  Look for shampoos like the Reparative Shampoo that are sulfate-free and do not have harsh salts as they strip moisture and color.

7: Style with Care

With home care in mind, make sure your stylers are made for color treated hair (no, not all of them are).  Ingredients like sulfates, and harsh salts jack with the pH of the hair which pop open the cuticle and can allow color to fade faster.

8: Give Color a Boost!

Use a color conditioning masque to help maintain the tone and condition of colored hair. The Aloxxi InstaBoost™ Color Conditioning Masques come in 7 colors and the shine is incredible!

Photo courtesy of Sam LaBella

9: Turn Down the Heat

Just like with hot water, super hot tools can diminish the sparkle and vibrancy of colored hair. Keep hot tools around 350 degrees.

10: Keep it Fun in the Sun

Make sure stylers and finishers have some sun protection.  If you’re going to swim make sure to dampen your hair first and run a leave in conditioner like Aloxxi’s Essential 7 Oil Leave-In Conditioning Cream through the ends. It contains ColourCare Complex to protect hair from UV damage. Tying it up in a super tight knot pre-swim will also help keep color intact.

It’s important to note that while these tips were shared with our mermaids in mind, they are also just good color care 101 for anyone with color treated tresses!

– Aloxxi Artist, Sam LaBella (@samlabellahair) and hair unicorn

Bombshell News: 3 Voluminous, Big Hair Styles

Hello, Bombshell!

Are you ready to get the bombshell hair you’ve always dreamed of? Brigitte Bardot, Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe may have done it first, but with a bit of modern inspo and our new Bombshell Volume Grip & Hold Spray, you can do it best!

BOMBSHELL Volumizing Grip Styler
BOMBSHELL
Volumizing Grip Styler

Delivering the ultimate blowout, this show-stopping spray creates volume, texture, shine and hold, all in one lightweight bomb product!  It is essential for use with hot tools, as it shields hair from heat stylers up to 450˚ F and protects hair color from fading by helping block damaging UV rays.

Created in conjunction with celebrity stylist and Aloxxi Artist, Michael Dueñas (@michaelduenas) who styles today’s iconic bombshells including Noah Cyrus, Padma Lakshmi and Rachel Bloom, ensured Bombshell is everything you need to turn heads.

“For years and years I have used dry shampoo and hairspray, cocktailed on wet hair to give lift, body, fullness and hold,” said Dueñas. “Aloxxi loved the results I was getting with that and decided to do something better. They created the ultimate one-and-done product.”

“You can use it on wet or dry hair. It has zero weight, super flexible hold, no flaking, no residue, and is the ultimate in volume and soft, touchable texture. It has become a staple in my kit, and is a one-of-a-kind, never created before product,” he said.

Want to get the look? The options are endless but here are three on-trend styles you can create with Bombshell and won’t be able to live without!

1. Ringlet Curls

 

To create voluminous ringlet curls take small sections starting in the nape and work to the front utilizing a 1/8″ iron. Spray Bombshell to create grip and provide heat protection on each section. Let the hair completely cool before finger combing to release the volume. Finish with Bombshell by lifting the curls and spraying into the curls to create maximum volume.

2. Loose Bombshell Curls

 

For tousled curls prep hair with a Bombshell by lifting up sections and spraying from base to ends. This will create volume and grip when utilizing a flat iron to create a loose curl pattern. When you release the curl from the flat iron, spray with Working Hairspray for a flexible hold on soft loose movable curls.

3. Modern Pony

 

Create texture and separation in the crown by applying Lightweight Sculpting Wax and blow dry with a round brush. Then spray the hair with Bombshell through the mid-lengths to ends and continue drying. Back brush in the crown area providing volume then sweep hair back securing in a half loop modern pony.

As with all our care and style products, you can count on our proprietary ColourCare Complex™, a blend of 10 nutrient rich antioxidants including Pomegranate, White Pine Bark, Grape Seed, Green Tea Leaf, Ginseng, Algae, Bearberry, Chamomile, Licorice Root and Coneflower Extracts, botanicals and oils, to maintain vibrant, healthy hair.

They are also all 10 Free! This means they are not just Sulfate-free and  Paraben-free, but also free of Gluten, Sodium Chloride, Ethanolamines, Phthalates, Talc, Microbeads, Aluminum Compounds, and Formaldehyde.

Trust us, it’s the bomb!