How to Make Your Salon Coloured Hair Last Longer | Paul Edmonds

Protecting your hair after it’s been coloured in the salon is not necessarily something we think about. At Paul Edmonds London we want you to have gorgeous coloured hair that will last you until your next appointment. Read more to find out what the Paul Edmonds London team of experts use and love to ensure your colour lasts for longer!

There is an expectation that when you have your hair coloured, that colour is going to stay that way for ever, especially when you have paid an expert technician who has mixed and applied your special formula. You only really notice it when your hair grows and your natural hair aka roots begin to appear or grey hair becomes more apparent.
But this expectation isn’t reality as all colour either fades or washes away depending on the type of colour that is applied.

The difference between semi-permanent and permanent hair colours

Permenant and Semi permanent hair colours require a developer for application so these colours will fade or oxidise over time. Exposure to environmental elements, heat styling and your lifestyle will either lift, dull or make your colour warmer, ultimately changing the colour from the initial salon application.
Semi permanent hair colours that have no developers but deposit colour will wash away over time depending on frequency washes and the type of shampoo used about 6 to 8 weeks exposing your natural hair colour again.

But you can slow down your colour from changing or washing away by ensuring that you use shampoos, conditioners and heat protecting products that include specific ingredients in their formulae.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair have combined their expert science of hair care with potent flora and forna ingredients to ensure your colour is captured, retained and super glossy at all times.

Shu Uemura products for coloured hair

Within the Shu Uemura’s Colour Lustre range you will find two powerful ingredients each with their unique properties that protect your hair, Goji Berry extract and Musk Rose Oil.
Musk rose oil is derived from the seeds of the musk rose tree. Originated from Asia in the 16th century, the seeds oil is rich in fatty acids which heal and nourish hair fiber from deep within. These fatty acids protect the hair from oxidation (changing the colour of your hair) and helps to maintain the hairs evenness of colour for longer.

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Goji berry is also called Lycium Barbarum, and is largely grown in the Himalayas where the extract is derived from the goji fruit.
Known as a superfood the berry is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is this rich mixture that gives provides hair anti aging and anti oxidant protection. Literally coating the hair with a shield.

Coloured hair

For natural beauty lovers the Shu Uemura colour lustre range is a good friend it also includes a shampoo in the range which is sulphate free and ideal for those clients that also have keratin treatments.

If you colour and heat style your hair, Shu uemura’s Colour Lustre brilliant glaze Thermo Milk is a must have. It is a leave in nourishing heat protectant, which contains those fatty acids or refining lipids that mimic the hairs natural protective varnish to insulate the cortex from water and other external stresses.

The Shu Uemura Colour Lustre product range is the natural go to product of Paul Edmonds London technicians as part of the colour process. Because of these powerful ingredients and rich properties it’s protection of the hair and colour this product is also used as part of the washing process at our salons.

If you’re looking to get your hair re-coloured or even coloured for the first team, why not contact us today to book your own appointment in one of our London salons.