How to Make Hair Color Last Longer
Dyeing one’s hair can be a fun way to change up a look or play with color. However, no one wants to see their newly-dyed locks fading mere weeks after visiting the hair salon.
Those interested in preserving their hair color may benefit from adhering to these tips:
- Delay the first shampoo as long as possible. Anyone who gets their hair dyed should wait at least 24 to 48 hours before shampooing it for the first time. When the time comes to wash dyed hair, sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo is best. In the meantime, dry shampoo – or baby powder and even cornstarch – can be used to revive oily hair.
- Avoid washing colored hair with hot water. That’s because high water temperatures open up the hair cuticle, allowing color (and moisture) to escape. Those with dyed locks are encouraged to use lukewarm water while cleansing their hair and rinse off with cold water before hopping out of the shower.
- Limit the use of hot styling tools. Whether it’s a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling wand, hot tools cause hair color to fade at a faster rate. Those with freshly dyed hair are encouraged to wait at least a week before using hot styling tools after getting their hair colored.
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