How to stop your hair dye from fading

how-to-stop-your-hair-dye-from-fadingThere’s nothing that makes you feel more fabulous than a fresh, glossy hair colour and that’s the kind of confidence boosting feeling a girl really wants to hold onto. Making these changes to your hair care routine will stop your hair dye from fading fast and help you to hold on to that salon fresh feeling for longer.

Switch up your shampoo

Anti-dandruff or clarifying shampoos are too harsh for coloured hair and can start stripping back your colour after the first wash. You want to go for something that’s more gentle and is formulated to protect coloured hair. If you have blonde or brown hair John Frieda does an amazing range that works for both colours to hydrate and replenish your strands which preserves the colour. For any other colour go for the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo which uses charged amino-ions to form a barrier around your hair protecting the colour.

Wash your hair less

It’s pretty obvious but the more you wash your hair the faster the colour will fade. You also want to leave your hair for as long as possible after getting it dyed initially to let the colour settle in. Try and leave it for 2 to 3 days before washing, it sounds gross but it’ll be totally worth it.

Avoid hot water

You don’t want to wash your hair in hot water but rather at a warm or even lukewarm temperature. Hot water opens the cuticles which makes it harder for your hair to hold onto the colour. If you can handle it a blast of cold water at the end of your shower is a good shout too. This helps to seal the cuticle which is good for preventing colour loss and will make your hair look really shiny.

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Use a mask

The chemicals in hair dye can dry out your strands and dry hair leads to damage which will seriously affect its ability to hold onto colour. Regularly using a nourishing mask or treatment will help to protect your hair and restore any dry ends.

Limit heat styling

Limiting the amount of heat you use is a good idea as it’s the biggest culprit in causing hair damage. If you can’t avoid it always use a heat protector and if you can, turn the temperature on your tools down.

Get glazed

A hair glaze works in the same way as a top coat on your nail colour, it adds shine and plumps up your hair to make it look super healthy and glossy. You can also have one done that’s tinted to supercharge colour and keep it looking fresher for longer. You can have one of these done by your stylist or alternatively John Frieda has a colour glaze that you can use at home too.

We hope that now you’re in the know your colour will be sticking around for a lot longer! If you have any tips of your own, tweet us @milkandblush to share the love.