Dye jobs, touchups, and highlights cost quite a lot. The sad thing is that the color fades away in a matter of weeks. Hair color does not have to fade away that easily if properly maintained. Below are tips on how to maintain your hair color for a fabulous look.
How to maintain hair color
Stay away from hot showers if you do want your hair color to fade away quickly. Turn the heat down. Hot water washes away dye very fast. If you must wash your dyed hair daily, use shampoo and rinse with warm water. Use a clean towel to dry it, apply a conditioner and rinse with cold water. Cold water seals the hair cuticles. With such kind of a wash, your hair remains hydrated, no split ends, and you will be looking nice all through.
Do not wash frequently
Washing your hair with shampoo everyday fades the hair color and natural oils. You can use a dry shampoo to soak up sweat, grease and add volume to your hair.
If you are using hard water, you need to add a filter on your shower as it removes minerals in water that are supposed to keep your hair healthy. With filters, heavy metals and soap build-ups that discolor the hair are removed.
Use deep conditioners
It is important to use deep conditioners for color treated hair. There are conditioners designed specifically for such hair, and that is what you are supposed to be using. Deep conditioning nourishes and moisturizes your hair such that it stays shiny and soft all along. They prevent fading of the color as well. The conditioner should be applied from the colored part deep down to the hair roots for maximum benefits.
Reduce the level of using heat tools. Regular hot tool styling, dyers, blow drying and flat irons are a big enemy to your hair color. Go slow on them. If you must use heat when styling your colored hair, use thermal protectors. That way your hair will be protected from color fading, breakages, and dryness.
Prepare your hair
Carry out a prep before applying color on your hair. Deep conditioning and chelating shampoo masks help lock in the color molecules in your hair for longer.
A healthy diet fuels your hair luster and growth. To keep your color looking nice and fresh for long, a balanced diet is a must. All your foods must contain irons, proteins, and vitamins as they all play a major role in the health of your hair.