Coloring your hair and changing your hairstyle is the best way to give yourself a makeover. In order to update your look, ensure that your hair color looks vibrant, shiny and looks great even in between coloring days. Once you have colored your strands, it’s difficult to prevent them from fading. In this article, we will be sharing some expert-recommended tips to make your hair color stay longer and your hair look healthy, shiny. Keep scrolling till the end to know the apt before and after coloring tips to get the best out of your hair color.
Pre Hair Coloring Tips
First and foremost, ensure that the hair you are going to color is healthy and in good condition. The thumb rule is that healthy, well-nourished hair will take up the hair color quickly and maintains it for a longer time. For that, you need to ensure that you are using the best hair care products available in the market so as to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.
1. Hot Oil Treatment
Give your hair a nice hot oil massage at least 3 days before coloring your hair to prepare your hair to take up the hair color.
2. Do Not Wash Your Hair On The Same Day
Try not to wash your hair on the day or a day before coloring your hair. You can wash your hair after the hot oil treatment so that the natural oil of your hair will be retained.
3. Use A Clarifying Shampoo
Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove all the product buildup from your strands and ensure that your strands are clean before you color your hair.
4. Choose The Right Hair Color
Always choose a hair color which suits your skin tone. While choosing a hair color, choose a color 2 shades darker or 2 shades lighter than your natural hair color, so that your hair color compliments your skin tone.
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5. Seek The Help Of A Professional
You can always seek the help of a professional if you want a completely different hair color from your natural hair color.
6. Check For Any Allergic Reaction
If you are using hair color for the first time, remember to do a patch test to check for any allergic reaction on your skin.
7. Perform A Strand Test
It should be noted that the color shown on the label of your hair color may not the exact color you will receive. You can always do a strand test to ensure the exact color of your hair color.
Post Hair Coloring Tips
Hair color makes your hair porous, due to which your hair absorbs and releases moisture easily. Porous hair may tend to lose color molecules whenever it gets wet. Always keep your strands well moisturized to keep your hair color look fresh and vibrant. Below mentioned are some simple tips and tricks that will help retain your hair color for a longer time, preventing your hair color from fading quickly.
1. Don’t Wash Your Hair Immediately
Your hair color needs time to settle on your strands, so don’t wash with shampoo immediately after coloring your hair. Instead, wash your hair 48 hours after you have colored your hair.
2. Use Haircare Products Designed For Color-Treated Hair
Use a shampoo, conditioner which is specifically formulated for color treated hair to help retain your hair color. You can alternate it which specific color shampoo which is specially designed for your hair color. Specific color shampoos are available for red shades, blonde and brunette colors.
3. Protect Your Hair From Sun
Use hair care products that have the benefits of sunscreen to protect your color treated hair from sun damage and also helps to retain the hair color. When going out in the sun use a leave-in conditioner or hair spray with SPF. Wear a hat to protect your color-treated hair from the damaging effect of sun rays.
4. Always Keep Your Hair Well-Hydrated
Apply deep conditioner or an intensely hydrating hair mask, once a week to keep your tresses hydrated and well-nourished. Moisturized and nourished locks are vital to make your hair color look more vibrant.
5. Use A Hair Gloss
You can use shine-enhancing hair care products if you have dark hair as they make your hair super silky, soft and bring out the real shine of your hair. Use color gloss as it boosts the color of your hair, irrespective of the shade you are using. You can get it done from a salon or do it yourself at home.
6. Color Your Strands Regularly
Color your strands regularly and do regular touch-ups, do not allow obvious roots and faded colors to ruin your look. You can color your hair at home or make it a practice to visit a beauty salon at regular intervals.
7. Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo And Conditioner
Always use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, as popular sulfates like Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is used in many hair care products, is an anionic detergent that strips your hair of its natural oils. This ultimately leads to striping the hair color of your hair.
8. Avoid Washing Your Hair Often
Avoid washing your hair quite often if you want your hair color to last longer. Washing your hair 2-3 times a week will be sufficient to keep your hair and scalp clean.
9. Use Dry Shampoo
In between your wash days, you can use dry shampoo specially designed for color treated hair. Spray the dry shampoo at the roots and it will soak all the oil on your scalp, giving your hair a fresh look.
10. Use A Heat Protectant
Always apply a heat protectant before using styling tools to protect your hair from the damaging effects of the heat.
11. Avoid Frequent Use Of Styling Tools
Styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons can make your hair dry and brittle. Color-treated hair is more susceptible to dryness and frizz, hence avoid frequent use of styling tools.
Following these hair color tips will definitely help you to retain your favourite hair color for a longer time and keep your color treated hair well-nourished and hydrated, thus enhancing the texture and appearance of your tresses.
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