Care for Color Treated Hair. Taking care of your hair after a fresh dye is essential if you want the color to last, otherwise it could fade in a matter of weeks. You really don’t want this after spending so much money on it. Here are some tips you can follow to get the best out of your newly dyed locks.
1. Use Sulphate-Free/Color-Protecting Shampoo
Sodium sulfates are a part of many personal care products. They are the foam-producing ingredient in our shampoos and tend to strip our hair of its natural oils. This can result in your freshly colored hair fading. Using a sulfate-free or color-protecting shampoo will keep this from happening. Also, after you get your locks colored, wait at least 2 days before you wash them.
2. Wash with Cool Water
As amazing as they feel, you might want to ease up on the hot showers for a while if you want your hair color to last. The hot water opens up the hair cuticles, thereby removing color while you shampoo and condition. The ideal way to rinse your hair would be either using cold water entirely or washing with warm water but ending it with a quick but thorough cold rinse.
3. Use Dry Shampoo Every Once in a While
The less you wash your hair, the better it will be in terms of retaining the color. Dry shampoos are a great alternative for this because they are often color-safe. They are available in color tinted varieties and using them can bring more life to your dyed hair. Dry shampoos often give your hair the look of a blowout, which is always a good thing. They are also a lifesaver for when your hair’s greasy, but you don’t have time to wash it.
4. Rinse Less Often
Our scalp is quick to adapt to changes we introduce to it. Once you start rinsing your hair on a less frequent basis, it will eventually adapt and not feel oily as quickly as it once used to. This will help you rinse less frequently, and keep the color visible for longer.
5. Hold Off on The Hot Tools
Heat strips your hair of hydration and moisture and consequently, of the color. This can be helped if you take certain precautions, however. One of the things you can do to help your hair retain its color if you’re planning on styling it is to use fortifying leave-in conditioner and heat protectant before you use your hot tools on it. Another thing to keep in mind is to let your hair dry completely before styling it, otherwise it might ruin your hair texture and fade your hair color.
Taking hair supplements in addition to maintaining a healthy diet will also keep your hair healthy and bouncy, and therefore help it retain the color. Vitamin B and C supplements are great for strengthening weak hair, improving texture, and supporting hair follicles.
With all these steps, you can make sure your dyed hair looks beautiful and healthy and catches everyone’s eye. If you’re looking for hair coloring services in Springfield, MO, check out Student Salon Services.