When lockdown was in place during COVID-19, one of the most difficult tasks was coloring your hair. You only need to see videos of Brad Mondo reacting to videos of hair-dying disasters to know what horrors people went through.
Buying the right color, bleaching your hair carefully, and ensuring that you mix the correct volume are the mains of dying your hair.
Most people dye their hair for a dramatic change. To ensure that the color suits your personality, you need to ensure the dye complements your skin tone. For example, people with fair skin should opt for baby blonde or brown, those with neutral skin tone should go with red, and dark-skinned women can try a rainbow of colors but pastels, such as baby blue, lavender, aqua, etc.
Don’t Shampoo Right After Dying Your Hair
Avoid shampooing or washing your hair right after dying. Wait for at least three days before you cleanse your hair. During this time, the color will settle into the strands, greatly extending the dye’s life.
For some people, this might be a little difficult. So, here’s a solution for you: Use dry shampoo. Apply it right before bed. Using dry shampoo will prevent greasy hair and sweat from accumulating in your hair while sleeping.
Use the Right Hair Product
When it’s time to wash your hair, use a shampoo and conditioner made for dyed hair. These products are gentler on the hair and don’t strip out the color molecules. Your usual shampoos contain sulfates that accelerate color fading. On the other hand, products for color-treated hair have a blend of sunflower oil and oat oil that lock in the color.
Avoid Showering With Hot Water
Hot showers are the best. Don’t you agree? However, it strips your skin and hair of moisture. Moreover, it makes your hair color lose its shine. Try to shower with lukewarm water and limit them to once in 3 days. Instead of covering all of your hair with shampoo, apply it just to the scalp. To control grease, apply dry shampoo during the non-shower days.
Buy Hair Masks
If you plan to try DIY hair masks or treatments, we suggest you think twice before going through them. Natural ingredients might be harsher on your dyed hair than products specifically made for them. Invest in hair oils and hair masks that nourish your hair. Use these products regularly. If you don’t have the time, go to a spa for hair treatment.
If your morning routine before going to work is straightening or blow-drying your hair, need we tell you how damaging that can be to the dye and your hair? The best way to make sure your dye lasts longer is deep conditioning.
Get your hair dyed in the Student Salon on The Missouri College of Cosmetology campus. Their salon services include not only beauty treatments but cosmetology procedures too. For further information about esthetician school and their courses, call (888) 887-1501.