Could You Be Killing Your Hair Color?

Is your hair color fading too fast? Extend the time between touch-ups with a simple trick when you style at home!

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If your dye is losing its luster too fast, says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork, “The possible culprit: That flat-iron, if you’re putting it at the highest temp. It can actually strip away color in just seconds.” A dramatic Youtube video shows the effect in action!

So turn down your flat-iron settings, try not to go over the same area repeatedly, and avoid straightening all the way to the tips of your hair.

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“And use a deep conditioner before styling your hair,” adds Dr. Stork. Sparing your locks can save you a pricy trip to the salon.

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