We all want to try something new and make dramatic changes short of plastic surgery. Something that is always fun to do is getting vibrant color changes to our skin (by way of tanning) or with a professional at a salon. If you are considering dying your hair – red, brown, blonde, black or even white there is always the fear of your color fading and turning dull too quickly. If you are considering making the change to consider these three tips for keeping your hair color bright and vibrant.
- Wash Your Hair Less – Water is a chemicals worst enemy. The chemicals in hair dye make your hair more vulnerable to water’s effects. This doesn’t mean you need to stop taking showers — just make simple tweaks to your routine, like avoiding excessive rinsing and instead of shampooing your hair every day, try using a dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil. If you are able to stretch out the time between washes using dry shampoo or ponytails, you will keep your color looking bright and pretty.
- Use Color Protectant Products – There are shampoos, conditioners and sprays that are made specifically for color treated hair which add life to your fading color. Regular products strip color, don’t risk your bright, pretty hair to these! Shea Glam has a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner that is perfect for all hair types, especially colored hair.
- Wear a Hat or Scarf – Protecting your hair from the direct sunlight will keep your color, especially red looking its best and may help you stretch out time between dye jobs.
As you can see, three very simple ways you add life to your hair color. It’s worth putting in the effort so you can enjoy that bold, dramatic dye job for as long as possible!