Dyed Your Hair Recently? Things You Must Do
Now that you’ve spent hours searching and getting the perfect hair color, it is time to keep it last for as long as possible. To achieve this, you should adopt certain practices and avoid certain things that could cause your hair color to fade prematurely.
1 || Don’t Wash Your Hair Immediately
Don’t wash your hair on the same day. Yep, you heard it right. For your hair color to last longer, it is better to wait 2-3 days before washing it. And maybe more than three days, the longer you can wait before your first shampoo after coloring your hair, the more your hair has time to hold on to the color. Even after returning to your regular shampoo routine, it’s advisable to reduce the frequency of shampooing significantly to maintain healthy hair and ensure your hair color lasts longer.
2 || Are You Using The Right Shampoo?
Your regular shampoo may not work for you anymore. After you get your hair colored, finding the right shampoo becomes a must. Look for formulas with color-protecting ingredients like purple or blue pigments to combat brassy tones, while also providing UV protection to shield against sun damage and containing moisturizing and repairing ingredients to nourish hair without compromising the color. Also, be sure to go for sulfate-free products.
3 || Wash with Lukewater
If you want to seal the color in for longer, you should wash your hair with lukewarm or cool water. Hot water can open your hair’s cuticle, allowing your hair color to be washed out.
4 || Avoid Clarifying Products
In addition to Sulfate, it’s important to steer clear of clarifying shampoos as well. These types of products not only eliminate the natural oils from your hair but they can also cause your hair color to fade.
5 || Use A Silk Scarf Or Pillowcase
Yes, we sound like a broken record at this time. But we can’t emphasize it enough. Replacing your pillowcases with silk ones is so important to avoid extra damage and to maintain your hair and skin health. So it is really an investment. If you are not convinced yet go for a silk scarf that you can wear while sleeping to protect your hair.
6 || Use A Mask
After coloring your hair, using a hair mask should become a priority. Healthy hair tends to retain color, making it essential to use a mask at least every other week if not twice a week for more nourished and lustrous hair.
7 || Heat Protectant Is A Must
Don’t skip a heat protectant even if it is just air-drying. We can’t stress the importance of healthy hair enough. So make sure to always use a heat protectant to avoid external damage.
8 || Pair Your Color With A Treatment
If you have the option of getting a hair treatment along with your hair color, go for it. It will help your strands absorb as much more color.
9 || A Gloss Can Be A Good Idea
A hair gloss is a type of treatment that adds shine to colored hair. To maintain the vibrancy of your hair color, it’s best to schedule the gloss treatment six weeks after your initial color appointment. This can help extend the longevity of your color and keep it looking fresh until your next appointment.
10 || Use Shampoo Substitutes
When it comes to keeping your color vibrant, the number one rule is to shampoo less. It is kinda like washing your favorite sweater every day, not only the color will fade but the sweater is more likely to get damaged faster. Instead of using shampoo, dpHUE’s ACV HairRinse is an excellent alternative that can effectively but gently cleanse your hair while maintaining its natural oils and preserving the beautiful color you just received at the salon.