Coloring hair lately is a trend since changing hair color makes your appearance special. Hair color that matches your skin undertone will make your face look fresher and brighter. Aside from the playing with the colors, you can also play with many hair coloring techniques such as ombre and balayage which are currently being loved.
Unfortunately, a lot of people do not understand about how to care their colored hair. Not a few of them are confused when the hair color fades or even gets lighter than the color they expected. Are you also experiencing the same complaint?
Don’t worry, you can make your hair color last longer and keep it shiny with some of the tips below!
1. Use Hair Treatment Products For Colored Hair
To make your hair color look more vibrant, you can use a shampoo which is specially formulated for colored hair. This type of shampoo usually contains pigments that can lock hair color longer.
There are many brands that provide special products for colored hair care. You can choose any products according to your needs. Don’t forget to complete your hair care with other products such as conditioner, hair tonic and hair serum. The use of hair vitamins is also important, so that your hair stays healthy and avoids damage due to hair coloring.
2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
Basically, hair coloring is the process of inserting chemicals into the hair shaft. These ‘foreign objects’ can smudge or fade if you wash your hair too often. So, try not to wash your hair too often if you want the color lasts longer.
If possible, you can wash your hair every three days. This simple method will prevent color fading. When your hair feels limp or oily, you can use a dry shampoo. This option will be more ‘friendly’ than rushing to wash your hair using regular shampoo.
3. Wash Your Hair With Co-Washing Technique
Co-washing is a combination of the words conditioner – washing. The principle is washing your hair only with water but without using shampoo. But keep applying conditioner afterwards. Well, this technique is not recommended to be done continuously, considering the accumulation of dust and oil on the scalp can cause hair problems such as dandruff and itching.
You can wash your hair with co-washing technique once or twice a week, and wash your hair with shampoo as usual on weekends. Besides, it’s better to avoid washing your hair with warm or hot water because it will open the hair cuticles and speed up the process of removing the dye.
4. Avoid Exposure To UV Rays
Just like skin that can be burned by the sun, hair also feels the bad effects of UV rays. Too long or often basking in the hot sun can fade hair color. As a result, the color of the hair dye becomes dull and does not shine. To reduce this, you can wear a hat or any hair cover that can protect your hair.
5. Reduce Swimming So Your Newly Dyed Hair Color Doesn’t Fade Easily
In usual, pool water contains chlorine which can fade the color of your hair dye. If you don’t want your hair to turn lighter and rougher, you should reduce the intensity of swimming. But if you want to keep swimming, it’s a good idea to protect your hair with a hair cover so that your hair is not exposed to the pool water directly.
It is pretty easy to keep your dyed hair in color with those simple tips above. Have you tried them?