If there’s anything we’d go to Jonathan Van Ness for, it’s hair advice.
The Queer Eye grooming expert first blessed us with his wisdom on shampooing (hint: never do it), and now is giving us a new rule for dealing with pastel hair. (He would know—he rocked the purple hair look back in the day.) So what have we been doing wrong?
Two words: Hot. Showers.
On his visit to Busy Tonight, the Queer Eye star asked show host Busy Philipps (who happens to be rocking rose gold hair), “Are you a hot shower queen or a cold shower queen?” And, like most of us, she’s a hot shower queen.
Unfortunately, Van Ness says this is the ultimate nemesis. Pastel hues are the hardest color to obtain and maintain because as soon as you step into a hot shower, your hair cuticles open up and allow all the colors to rinse out, he explains.
Take it from JVN: Don’t dunk your new pastel hair in the hot water—that is, if you want your color to last.