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How to Wash Dyed Hair Without Losing Color

How to Wash Dyed Hair Without Losing Color
Schané Flowers
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If you've ever had color-treated hair, you know the more you wash, the more it washes out. Aside from this being discouraging, it can also make your regular hygienic habits seem VERY expensive if you want to maintain the hair color.

How to wash dyed hair without losing color?

The inevitable truth is, your hair color is going to bleed out no matter how careful you are, but there are some things you can do to help you prolong the vibrancy of your treated hair, and help you make those touch-ups a little more spaced out.

Heat is your arch enemy

This may seem like a no-brainer to hair dyeing veterans, but to you newbies, heat is your enemy when it comes to color-treated hair. When you do wash your hair, use as cool of water temperature as you can to help preserve the vibrancy of the color. Hot showers may feel good, but they're anything but good for your brand-new, gorgeous color do.

Wait to Wash

After the initial dye appointment, wait at least 24 hours before you wash your hair to allow the hair color settle into the hair shaft. If you must wash your hair, run your scalp under cool water and scrub with your fingertips. No, this won't give you a soapy lather, but it will give you that just-cleaned feeling.

Maybe take a break from over-the-counter products

One of the reasons your drugstore and other over-the-counter products are so cheap is because these products contain salts, sulfates and detergents that actually strip the color straight out of your hair! To extend the life of your dye, you might consider switching out those products for shampoos and serums specifically formulated for color-treated hair.

Shampoo Less

You don't need to have color-treated hair to know that washing your hair every day is more detrimental than beneficial because it actually strips the hair of its natural oils and nutrients. Aside from that, if you space out your shampoo days, you'll also be giving the dye less opportunity to bleed out of your hair!

So, space out washing days, use dry shampoo and stay away from the heat!

Having a color does require some maintenance, but it doesn't have to cost you and an arm and a leg to Maintain. Follow these tips and you'll have how to wash dyed hair without losing color practically down to a science!


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Schané Flowers
Content Writer
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A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!