So, you’ve taken the dive and decided to try out a new hair color. Whether it’s bold, daring or sophisticated, we’re sure that you want that new hair color to last. Those who are veteran hair dye users often complain about how fast their hair color fades. It looks shiny and vibrant immediately after leaving the salon, but a few weeks down the line and you’re left with a dull, lifeless color.
HOW TO FIX A PERMANENT HAIR DYE DISASTER
This doesn’t have to be. What if we told you that there are things that you can do that will extend the life of your hair color. Here are 4 simple tips for making your hair color last longer.
SKIP WASH DAYOne of the leading causes of hair color fading is washing. Both shampoo and plain water can cause hair dye pigments to fade fast. The detergents found in many shampoos work against hair dye pigments and speed up color fading. Water naturally dilutes color pigment, resulting in faded, dull color. If color preservation is your goal, try limiting your number of wash days and instead opt for a good dry shampoo and leave-in conditioner.
Also try use color-treated shampoos like Hempz Original Herbal Shampoo FOR Damaged & Color-Treated Hair or Matrix® Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair for optimal color and cleansing.
PERMANENT HAIR COLOR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
CLARIFY THE NATURAL WAYClarifying treatments and shampoos are often described as being too harsh, as they strip the hair of buildup and natural oils found in the hair. However, removing dirt and product buildup from the hair is critical to making sure that hair pigment remains vibrant and bright and hair stays clean. Using a natural clarifier, such as apple cider vinegar, removes mineral buildup without stripping the hair of natural oils and hair dye pigments.
SAY YES TO HEAT PROTECTANTThe sun and heat can cause hair color to fade. If you spend a lot of time in the sun or use hot water and heat styling tools frequently, you may want to cut back if you wish to preserve your hair color. Heat causes the hair cuticle to open, thus releasing hair dye pigments. The newly freed pigments are then easily washed or transferred away. In order for your hair color to last, wear a heat protectant when heat styling or before going out in the sun.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PRODUCTS & PROFESSIONALSAt home hair color just doesn’t last as long as professional grade dye treatments and that's just the truth of it. Experienced hair stylists know all the tricks of the trade, which often increase the longevity of hair color. A professional can also make recommendations about which products will work best to extend the color of your dye job.
What tips do you like for making hair color last?
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