It seems that hair color fading is something that is unavoidable no matter you have your hair colored by yourself or done at the salon. To slow the process of color fading, our ladies have heard lots of dos and don’ts, but do they all really make sense? You may be surprised to learn that what you have insisted in are partially wrong or totally wrong.
Damaged Hair Accelerates Color Fading
Do your dyed hair get damaged? Do you take good care of your hair? How often do you flat iron and curl your hair? Do you know that hair color fades rapidly in damaged hair?
Actually, hair color can not hold lastingly on damaged hair. Cuticle of damaged hair does not seal down and hair color can escape through the unsealed cuticle. Hair tends to get damaged if it is over processed.
When your hair gets damaged, what you can do is to stop worsening it and prevent future damage. So you are suggested to consult your hair dresser on your hair products to help prevent future damage.
Hair Color Gets Stripped by Shampoo
Do you know that your shampoo is stripping your hair color? Since there are lots of sulfates and harsh detergents in shampoos, a lot can be washed off when you are shampooing, including hair color that you have your hair dyed.
You may once hear that hair color fading can be avoided if you choose color safe shampoo. But the fact is that not only the type of shampoo, but also the frequency of your washing hair matters to color fading. No matter what kind of shampoo you use, you will strip your hair color if you wash your hair too often.
Therefore, you are suggested choosing shampoo that is sulfate free and color safe, and stopping washing your hair everyday.
Your Hair Get Faded by Sun Exposure
Do you realize that the sun is blamed to be one of the biggest culprits that strip off your hair color? Stop being fooled by the saying that effective sunscreen will block UV rays and keep hair from fading.
Actually, even the best sun screen fails to stop color fading from sun exposure completely. In case that you will spend a long time in the sun, bring a hat with you. It will do better in blocking UV rays than simply applying sunscreen. But remember to use hair products that has the function of Ultra Violet protection as well, since it can minimize sun exposure to some extent.
Water Temperature Matters To Hair Color Fading
It is of possibility that you have heard the saying that rinsing hair in cold water can close cuticle to prevent fading your hair.
Warm to slightly cool water can help achieve your goal, only if you don’t use very hot water that can open your cuticle. Therefore, you don’t need to freeze yourself with cold water.
Deep Conditioning Helps Achieve A lot
Some people think that deep conditioning treatments should be done at the salon and by professional hair stylists.
In fact, deep conditioning treatments at home are also effective and they are quite cost-effective. To make your hair color last longer, you can do a hair mask with a deep conditioning treatment once a week.