Regular visits to the salon are vital in maintaining color-treated hair. But let’s face it. Not everyone has the time or budget to visit the salon every month. Believe it or not, maintaining your hair color is easy. It doesn’t require a lot of money or a team of professional stylists.
Here are 4 tips to keep your hair color from fading. Use these tips to keep your hair color looking fresher longer without breaking the bank.
Wait 2 days before you shampoo
To help keep color-treated hair looking fresh, wait 2 days before washing your hair. This will give the color enough time to set. Also, shampoo your hair less frequently, preferably 2 to 3 times a week. Frequent washing will wash away your vibrant hair color. Ease up on shampooing to keep your hair color from fading.
Red dye is most susceptible to color loss
Thinking you’ll be better off red? Think again. Red is the hardest color to maintain as it is the most susceptible to color loss. You’d be lucky if you get vibrant, gorgeous red hair to last for 3 weeks. Unless you’re willing to commit to maintaining your hair color, you may want to steer clear from red tones.
Avoid heat styling
Most women use heat styling tools to keep their hair more manageable. However, frequent use of heat styling tools will not only dry out your locks, it can also fade your color. Our advice: avoid using hot tools as much as possible. On days when you really need to use them, make sure that you apply a thermal protect prior to styling.
Use products designed for color-treated hair
To keep your hair color vibrant longer, use shampoo and conditioner that are designed for color-treated hair. Choose a sulfate-free, color-safe formula. This will help keep your hair clean without stripping your hair of its natural oils. It is also gentler than regular shampoos and may help extend the life of your new hue.