Hair color is the newest rage people are following. Whether you choose a professional or color your hair yourself at home, it’s important to take care of colored hair. Seeing hair color fading within a week is a major bummer. So, here are top-10 tips that you must follow to make your hair color last long.
Shampoo/Conditioner: Choose a shampoo and conditioner specially made for color-treated hair. These are gentle on hair and thus help the color to stick to the tresses for longer time.
Hair Mask: Use hair mask every week which is made for colored hair as it will make your hair color last longer. It also prevents dull and dry hair which eventually makes your hair color last longer without any damage. Top 5 hair masks to make at home >>
Trim Your Hair: If you have dry ends then make sure you get them trimmed or else your hair will have split ends which can damage your hair color. Trimming regularly will prevent hair damage and your hair color will look fresh and new.
Protect Your Investment: Stepping out without sunscreen damages skin, same way it can also damage hair. Color treated hair are more porous so you need to take extra care of them. Get a hair spray which has SPF in it to protect your tresses. Also use umbrella and cap during day to protect your hair from harmful UV rays.
Filter: Install a filter in your shower head. A filter will limit the amount of mineral and chlorine to reach your tresses which will eventually prevent your hair color from fading faster.
Cold Rinse: Hot water is drying and it can make your hair color fade faster. So, use cold water to rinse your hair if you want to make it last longer.
Vinegar as Last Rinse: Using vinegar as a last rinse after shampooing your hair is the best and natural way to keep color fresh and to make it last longer.
Oil: Oiling is extremely essential to make hair color last long. Choose any oil olive, coconut, almond or argon oil and massage your hair with it once a week. It will keep your hair shiny and healthy which prevents damage.
Avoid Chlorine: Chlorine water can make your hair color fade quickly so make sure you avoid it as much as you can. I know it’s tough to avoid pools during summer. So, if you cannot avoid it then apply leave-in conditioner before jumping into pool as it will act as a protective layer between chlorine water and your colored tresses. Also wash your hair immediately right after swimming.
Minimize Heat Styling Products: Regular exposure to heat makes hair dry, damage and they break easily. So, minimize the use of heat styling products like blow dryer, straightener, curling rods etc. Or use heat protectant spray before to avoid any damage as it lessens heat damage. Also, avoid using blow dryer on extremely wet hair, use it on towel-dry hair to avoid damage.