It has been a colorful Fall at Mango Salon as many guests are trying new shades of red, brown, bronde, and blonde! These seasonal transformations are exciting, and they are an investment. Our team wants guests’ hair color to last and their hair to be its healthiest. Here are some tips from Mango Master Designers to help keep your hair looking alive and radiant all season long!
Consultations Are Key– Consult with your Designer to decide on a color plan that will work best for the current condition of your hair, your lifestyle, and your budget. Consultations are always free at Mango, and we even offer virtual consults!
Minimize Washes & Make Them Gentle-You should talk to your Designer about how often to wash your color-treated hair.
“I tell all my color guests to minimize their shampooing. If they are active and feel like they need to wash daily (ex. my guests who swim or workout frequently), I suggest they rinse their hair daily without shampoo, and then just condition it. This trick is much gentler on their hair,” suggests Kate Pitera, Master Designer at Mango’s Gayton Crossing Salon.
High-Quality Shampoo That is Gentle on Hair
“Shampooing your hair with a harsh cleanser opens the follicle and will cause your hair to fade faster,” explains Kate.
-You can lock in your color for up to eight weeks by using a gentle botanical shampoo like Aveda’s Color Control Shampoo & Conditioner, that is designed to clean color-treated hair. Products with abrasive chemicals can fade your color fast. In the long run it pays to invest in a higher quality shampoo.
“Shampoo less, use dry shampoo on roots, and add more moisture on the ends than the scalp to help maintain color,” recommends Kim Andrews, Master Designer at Westhampton.
Treatments For Longevity-Botanical Treatments you can do at home or in-salon will enhance the color. Aveda’s Color Renewal is a color specific at-home treatment to enhance the color and shine of your hair. It is offered in four colors: cool blonde, warm blonde, cool brown, and warm brown. Because it is a more intense nourishing masque, like a toner, you must wear gloves or wash hands thoroughly after application. The extra effort pays off when you must extend the length of time between your color appointments. Mango also offers Professional Botanical Treatments that only require a short visit to the salon and will add instant shine and body to your hair.
Heat Protection-If you use hot tools on your color-treated hair—like blow-dryers, flat irons, or curling irons, it is important to use styling products or leave-in treatments with heat protection. Aveda has several products with heat protection up to 450 degrees that are meant to protect, nourish, and add softness to your hair. Aveda Heat Relief and Smooth Infusion Perfect Blow Dry are just a few examples of easy-to-use spray products that can be used before styling or restyling hair. Karen Mills, Master Stylist at Mango’s Westhampton Salon recommends a daily at home treatment to her guests with color-treated hair. “I love Aveda’s Botanical Repair Strengthening Treatment for its strengthening and protection factors. It is sometimes too heavy for fine hair, so I always first evaluate my guest’s hair and then recommend the best product.”
Mango is proud to use and sell Aveda’s Plant-Based, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Hair Color, Shampoo, Conditioners, Treatments and Styling Products. Our team is committed to recommending that best products and services for each guests’ hair.