Whether your hair has a bright, intense look depends a lot on your daily care ritual. Find out what mistakes can ruin your dyed hair.
Shampooing the day after you dye your hair
It’s a very common mistake, which can cost you a lot. “After having your hair colored, wait a full 72 hours before shampooing,” says hairstylist Eva Scrivo. ”It takes up to three days for the cuticle layer to fully close, which traps the color molecule, allowing for longer lasting hair color.” the specialist added.
Washing your hair too often.
Beauty specialists say that the biggest enemy of your color is water — and this applies to dyed hair. The chemicals found in paint make your hair more vulnerable to water’s effects. This does not mean you shouldn’t wash your hair, but simply make some small changes in your care routine, such as avoiding excessive rinsing. Once you have shampooed, tilt your head back and let the water run over your hair for a few minutes. Another good practice is using a dry shampoo, which will remove excess sebum.
Rinsing with hot water.
Adjusts the water temperature so it is either warm or cold when you rinse your hair, and not hot. Hot water raises the cuticle, the outer layer of hair, being one of the main reasons why the color fades. The hotter the water, the faster the color is lost.
Not hydrating your hair properly.
Dyed hair becomes dry and brittle, especially during the summer months. A good moisturizing mask or natural treatment such as coconut, avocado or grapeseed gives shine to dyed hair and makes it more durable. Leave the natural oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes or overnight for the best results.
Not giving it the shine it needs.
Another problem of dyed hair is that it can lose its shine. The protein layers of your hair normally make it shiny, but dye can reduce this effect. To give it back its shine, you can use a product such as serum or shine spray.
Exposing your hair to the sun too much.
Ultraviolet rays can reduce the color dyed hair, so you should wear a hat or a scarf when you sit at the beach. Another option is to tie your hair in a knot, so that the surface exposed to the sun is as small as possible.
When redoing the color, apply the paint carefully, only on the roots. Right before rinsing, try an emulsion technique, which will revitalize your hair color and length and give it more shine.
When washing your hair, after you’ve applied the dye to your roots, get into the shower and moisten your hair a little. Then slowly massage the roots, just as you do when using shampoo. Massage the hair color, all the way from roots to ends, adding water if necessary. This process should take around two minutes.
Excessive using of your curling iron or blow drier
The process of dyeing your hair makes it much more vulnerable to heat. Thus, it’s no wonder that a blow drier, for example, which exposes your hair to a lot of heat, can ruin your dye. In order to avoid your hair from becoming dried, before using one of those tools, apply a hair protectant spray.