In today’s world it’s so common for a lot of us to color our hair. I’ve switched up my own hair color a few times, and have learned some lessons on caring for it along the way. Whether you’re shifting your natural hair color a few shades lighter or darker, there’s specific steps that go into preserving your new hair color. Keep reading to learn more on how to make your hair color last longer.
Install a Shower Filter
Your shower head can have a lot to do with the current state of your hair. Anyone with colored hair should consider adding a filter to their shower shower head or replacing it entirely. This will add extra protection every time you step into the shower, and won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.
Avoid Hot Showers
With that being said, the temperature of your shower water is also very crucial. Taking showers that are too hot can strip your hair of moisture, which will cause your hair color to fade as a result. If you like to take warmer showers, try to keep them short and wear a shower cap when you can.
Those of us who color our hair often know that we can’t wash our hair everyday. Limiting the amount of times to lather up your shampoo can help preserve your new hair color. Depending on your hair type, you may have to wash your hair more often than others, but still avoid washing it every single day of the week.
Add Extra Moisture
The key to preserving your hair color is locking in as much moisture as possible. A lot of the time we have to add extra moisture on our own, if our hair is a bit dried out after a color treatment. You can do this by wearing a leave-in conditioner or adding coconut oil to your hair before a shower for a few minutes.
Reduce Heat Styling
After dyeing your hair, it becomes a bit weaker than it originally was. With that being said, you need to do everything you can to keep your strands strong and not wear them down. One of the worst things you can do to colored hair is excessive heat styling. As much as we love hot tools, they won’t work in your favor and it’s best to style your hair without them as much as possible.