8 Effective Tips To Make Hair Color Last Longer
After you have committed to a hair color, you want to preserve its vibrancy and shine. We tell you how to protect your color treated hair from damage and some easy tips to prevent fading and dehydration.
Avoid The Sun-Over exposure to the sun can make hair dry, brittle and dull. If you have colored hair, sun rays cause the color to fade early. Wear hats or cover with a scarf to protect hair and avoid staying out in the sun for too long. Use products with UV protection to prevent discoloration of your tresses.For tips on summer haircare, read HERE.
Hair Mask-Color sucks the moisture from your delicate hair strands and it becomes important to pamper your hair with a weekly hair mask. These (creamy and buttery) masks coat your hair strands and restore the moisture levels. Hair masks also address other issues associated with colored hair like dryness and do not strip the color from your tresses.Read HERE for info on some amazing DIY masks that give soft hair in no time.
DIY Masks for Color Treated Hair
Egg-Olive Oil Mask
What you’ll need
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
Beat an egg with one tablespoon olive oil until smooth (you can take 2 eggs if you have long hair).Coat your hair strands well with this mask. Let is sit for 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
Eggs are rich in protein and help in strengthening the hair. Olive is an excellent conditioner that makes hair look more lustrous. This mask should be used once a week for healthy hair.
Mayonnaise Hair Mask
What you’ll need
½ Cup Mayonnaise
Massage your scalp with mayonnaise and start working from the roots to the tips. Use a wide-toothed comb to ensure even coverage. Cover your head with a shower cap and wrap your head in a warm towel. Leave this rich mask for 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
Mayonnaise is made of eggs and oils that nourish and protect giving you healthy, shiny and radiant hair. It helps in calming frizz and replenishing lost moisture.
Oil Treatment–Haircare is incomplete without oil treatments. Oiling is the simplest and one of the most effective ways to treat colored hair. Use your favorite oil for a pre-shampoo treatment every time you wash your hair or indulge in a relaxing Hot Oil Treatment twice a week.
What you’ll need
½ Cup Oil
Warm any oil of your choice and massage your scalp and hair properly. Once you have evenly covered your hair, wear a shower cap and wrap your head in a warm towel. Leave for 30-45 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
Do it twice a week keeps hair nourished and protect from damage.
Shampoo-It is important to cut down your washes after you have colored your hair. Chemicals in the dye make hair more susceptible to damage and repeated and over-shampooing can make your hair lose the color early.
Use a shampoo which is specifically made for color-treated hair to preserve moisture.
Use dry shampoo between washes to keep your hair from turning greasy.
Conditioner-Color makes hair dry and it becomes important to use a good conditioner to keep colored hair in good shape. It forms a protective coating on the hair which prevents the dye from washing out.
Every time you use a shampoo, coat your ends with a conditioner meant for use on dyed hair to lock in the moisture.
Hot Water–Hot water lifts the cuticle of the hair which causes the color to fade fast. On the other hand, cold water seals the cuticle which makes the color stick to your hair. The colder the water, the better the results.
Leave in serum-If you are not using leave-in serum, then you should get one now! Leave in serum provides your dyed hair extra moisture boost and a protective coating that helps hold in the moisture. Regular use of leave in serum gives you satiny soft hair that is not greasy.
Avoid heat styling– Every time you use a curling iron or a hair dryer, you damage your hair. If the hair’s cuticle is damaged, it will accelerate the fading of hair color. Ditch your heat styling tools to maintain hair color.
When using these tools, turn down the heat and use a heat protectant or oil.