how to make hair dye last longer | Avalanche Salon and Spa Collegeville

Dying your hair too often can be damaging to your hair. To limit the amount of times you dye it, here are some tricks to keep your hair looking healthy.

  1. Wash your hair less

Limiting the amount of time you wash your hair a week can keep the color lasting longer. Try going 24-48 hours without washing your hair. When you wash your hair, try using a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfate strips the natural oils and the color from your hair. By using a sulfate-free shampoo, you can make the color in the hair last longer.

  1. Limit Hot Hair Tool Use

Limiting the amount of hot hair tools can keeps the color from fading, especially within the first week of getting it dyed. Hot hair tools can speed up the process of the color fading. Try to air dry or keep your hair natural for the first week or so after dying it.

  1. Avoid Taking Hot Showers

The hot temperature not only removes the oil from your hair, but it also opens the cuticle releasing the hair color. To avoid this, try to use room-temp water during your shower and rinse with the coolest water that you can stand. This can be easier in the warmer weather.

  1. Protect your Hair When Swimming

The sun and chlorine can cause the color in your hair to fade. Try using an SPF or hair protector when you are swimming to prevent the hair dye from fading. Sunflower oil is a great option. It has antioxidants that can prevent your hair color from fading.

  1. Try a Shower Filter

A shower filter can remove chemicals and minerals in your shower water that removes natural oils and color from hair. The filter helps limit the amount of hair dye going down the drain.

For hair dye treatments or any of your hair needs, make an appointment today at (610) 489-2049.