If you're a person who has ever had color-treated hair, you know for each time you wash your hair, your locks lose a little bit of their vibrant color. Sometimes, you can even see wash out of your hair as it runs down the drain. For you, fewer things are more discouraging than watching a beautiful dye-job waste away.
How to Wash Dyed Hair Without Losing Color?
There are things you can do to prolong that color a little longer, that doesn't include resisting washing your hair for as long as humanly possible. No, here are some perfectly hygienic ways to make treated hair color last a little longer.
Wait to Wash
After your initial hair appointment and with a freshly dyed head of hair, wait at least 24 hours before you wash it.
Hot water is your arch-enemy
The dyeing process is already damaging enough. Especially if you have naturally darker hair, there's bleaching that proceeds the whole coloring shin-dig. With as much as your hair has been through already, the least you do is to try and cut it a break. When washing your hair trying using as cold of water as is comfortable to keep the cuticles closed and limit the amount of dye that washes out. Plus this diminishes the excess damage done to your locks after the initial dye. Also, it will help you decrease the likelihood of an itchy and flaky scalp long term.
Use the right shampoo (or conditioner)
Same for conditioner, too.
You can leave in conditioner for longer time periods for a deeper deposit while your hair gets the luxury treatment!
Another hack is to get a hair mask that can also deposit color, like the shade variation masks from Christophe Robin! For blondes and brunettes, they have the perfect combination of hydration and color that'll make you look like you went to the salon every weekend.
Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask - Ash Brown (8.4oz)4 Stars 1 Reviews$39.75
Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask - Golden Blonde (8.4oz)$39.75
Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask - Baby Blonde (8.4oz)$39.75
Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask - Warm Chestnut (8.4oz)$39.75
Psst! The shade variation masks are also good for virgin hair or for those who want to dye their hair without bleaching! Adding warm tones and removing brassy colors,
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Conditioner 250mlfrom$25.90
Color Wow Color Security Conditioner for Fine to Normal Hair 250ml4 Stars 1 Reviews$27.00
Pick the proper setting and tools for washing your hair
Avoid the ceramic bathroom sink when you wash your hair. Dye stains your hands and porcelain-like materials, which is why most salons have black porcelain or metal sinks to wash out the bleach and hair dye. Also, you should always wear gloves when you put color in and wash it out of your hair to avoid stain your hands.
Lastly, don't forget to have a special set of brushes and combs to handle your hair when it's dyed. This way you can evenly distribute the dye or conditioner to every hair strand, but not have any leftover color deposits go into your day-to-day styling!
Now, let's add some color into 2020!