Beyoncé didn’t earn the nickname Queen Bey for nothing: After dropping a surprise album that shot straight to number one, shutting down an entire football stadium's power mid–Super Bowl, and just completely killing it time and time again, we wonder if there’s anything she can’t do. But as seemingly perfect as her incredible dance moves and out-of-control vocals are, we also can’t help but notice her perfectly colored (windblown) locks. The person behind this color? Rita Hazan. So naturally, we picked the color connoisseur's brain to find out how to achieve our own flawless color. Keep scrolling to learn more!
“I think people need to change the way they wash their hair. You have to treat your scalp as you treat your skin. That means you must wash it and stop using dry shampoo. [Ed note: gasp!] With all of the products that we use, plus the environment, you’ll clog your pores. You need to clean your scalp so that the pores are open and breathing to have healthy hair growth. That’s why I created my True Color System—I believe in washing your hair, and if you use the right products, you can wash daily without compromising your color,” explains Hazan. Color us intrigued.
Rita's hair-washing method consists of three steps: shampoo, gloss, and condition. Similar to cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin, Hazan says these steps work in tandem to ensure quality results. “If you follow this system every time you wash your hair, your color will stay vibrant until your next appointment—plus you’ll have a healthy scalp and your hair will continue to grow.”
Never tried using a gloss on your color-treated locks before? We’re willing to bet you’ll want to start: “The step of the gloss is very important to keeping hair healthy and color vibrant. It’s like foundation of the hair—it helps maintain the integrity of the hair as well as prevent fading, while also keeping hair shiny and healthy,” says Hazan.
Another crucial step for not just color-treated hair but hair in general: conditioner. “Healthy hair keeps color longer and won’t fade. If your hair is dry or damaged, color will fade faster because it doesn’t have the nutrients to stay healthy and hold those colors.”
Additionally, Hazan suggests waiting two to three days after a dye job to wash your hair, then following up with her three-step method, along with heat protectant before using any styling tools. Lastly, use products that are color-safe, paraben-free, and sulfate-free, with UV protection to avoid any unnecessary color fading.
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How do you tend to your color-treated hair? Do you agree with Hazan? Tell us in the comments!