Are you worried that your bright red colour will lose its shine? Is your perfect blonde hair becoming brassy now? If yes, then its time you reconsider what you do to your hair after hair colour. After all, nothing is worse than spending chunks of money on your hair only to see the colour fade! And why waste money re-colouring it again when you can maintain the colour?
Here are 4 smart ways to avoid hair colour fading:
1. Say no to sulfate:
The first thing to change after a hair colour is your shampoo! Although Sulfates are excellent at removing dirt and grease from your hair, they are also very harsh to your coloured hair. They end up taking away the moisture from your hair, and your hair starts fading its colour. A sulfate-free shampoo is naturally softer to your coloured strands. It is also free of drying ingredients and is hence, great for applying to brighter colours. So if you’ve coloured your hair recently, it is about time you buy a shampoo that’s sulfate free.
2. Shampoo cleverly:
If you’ve just had your hair coloured, it is best to wait as much as you can before you shampoo it. Wait for at least 72 hours, nevertheless. Don’t rinse it with warm water as it can free the hair dye molecules more quickly. Let the colour settle in and don’t rush into washing it at all. Also, once you’re done shampooing for the first time, follow the same procedure. Ditch daily shampooing. Instead, shampoo once in three days. If your hair gets dirty quickly, try dry shampoo to make yourself feel fresh and clean. In fact, make dry shampoo, your best friend! More because a dry shampoo also helps in texturizing your hair and enhancing your shiny locks!
3. Protect your hair:
Hair colour invites hair damage! When you colour your hair, you make it vulnerable to losing that colour too. The reason why it is essential for you to secure your hair against any external factors. The most important of which is heat. So going out in the sun for long hours is almost a sin. But if you have to go out anyway, try using conditioners that can protect your hair against it. Also, say no to your curling irons, blow dryers or straighteners as much as you can. More because heating tools can damage your hair’s colour as much as heat does. Also, avoid the swimming pool and rinsing your hair with hot water. Use hair protectors or hair masks that not only protect the colour but also help your hair stay bright!
4. Try strengthening/bonding:
The most obvious yet the most crucial point is to make your hair strong. A strong hair is healthy and can hold any colour better on it. Your hair must basically be able to fight any external or internal causes of colour fading. The reason why you should give your vibrant hair a shot at strengthening. Try using products that repair and strengthen your strands. Good conditioners work the best. If the damage is extreme, you can also go for a strengthening treatment. Another way to deal with weak hair is bonding treatment. Bonding treatment works wonders for hair, especially if you are lightening it. For best results, use a bonding additive during your colouring service to retain the colour.
Little habits towards hair care can make a huge difference. The reason why the tips mentioned above are the easiest and most effective for everyone.