1. After coloring your hair, put off the first wash as much as you can.
After coloring your hair, it’s good to try and wait at least 2 days before you wash it for the first time. This is because the hair is still very sensitive after the coloring process and if you wash it, it can fade much quicker.
2. Use the right hair masks.
Don’t forget to put a hair mask on your hair. Hair masks will help strengthen and nurture your hair and prepare it for the next time you color it.
3. Use UV-protection and try to hide your hair from the sun.
Use products with UV-protection as the sun can be your worst enemy and the heat can make your color go away. Try to look for kinds that can last a long time in your hair.
4. Rinse your hair with cool water.
Rinsing your hair with cooler water will keep it healthy and shiny. Washing it with hot water will open the cuticles of your hair, resulting in dry strands and faded color.
5. Use color-safe dry shampoo on the days you’re not washing your hair.
Wash your hair as little as possible. You may have actually seen the color coming out in the water while washing it. On the days you don’t wash it, use a color-safe dry shampoo as it will help keep your hair nice and shiny.
1. Not using conditioner
Deep conditioning is a must after you color your hair. That’s because your locks lose a lot of moisture during the coloring process. If you don’t use conditioner, your hair will become dry and lose its shine and color.
2. Using heat-styling tools
Dyeing your hair and straightening it with heat-styling tools is not a good combination. Heated tools will make your hair color fade and it takes only 5 seconds of using the tool to see changes. This happens because people set their irons to 400 degrees, and such high temperatures affect your color straight away and can downgrade your hair to a lighter color.
3. Swimming in pools with chlorine
Hair dyes are made with chemicals so they’re bound to react with other chemicals such as the chlorine present in swimming pools. Chlorine can work as a bleaching agent and make your color turn to a lighter shade, and eventually, it’ll fade.
4. Using products with salt, sulfates, and detergents
You need to make sure you use products that are chemical-free or that have the least amount possible. Using such products will strip all the color out, as their function is to chemically clean everything, including your dyed hair color.
5. Scrubbing your hair while drying it
Scrubbing your hair can be really damaging, especially when you dye it. Scrubbing will weaken your hair and affect the color. Instead, wrap your hair with a microfiber towel and let it dry.