Sometimes, it can seem like dyeing your hair is the only option to cover your grey…that is if you aren’t the type to embrace your grey…like me…at least not yet.
After all, many people say that we live in an age-orientated society. Whether that matters to you or not, just like makeup, dyeing your hair helps you look and feel younger, possibly even boosting your confidence level. However, that doesn’t mean you need to have greying hair in order to dye it. You can dye your hair at any age and enjoy a different colour scheme. Some dye their hair to express their individuality and creativity.
Best Hair Dye Tips
No matter the reason, the biggest problem is that the colour fades quickly, exposing your roots and leaving you needing to re-do it. This can be even more frustrating when you’re struggling to cover your greys and within a couple of weeks, they start popping up. Sure, the natural course of hair growth can’t be stopped, and nor do we want it to. Fortunately, there are some of the best hair dye tips out there to help make your colour last longer.
Choose Quality Hair Dye
If you’re not getting you hair dyed at the salon, opt for a separate developer and hair colour to maximize on the shelf life of your hair colour. While it may take a few extra steps, the result is longer lasting hair dye. I opt for Wella Color Charm tube and developer.
Use The Right Shampoo
There are plenty of shampoos on the market but they don’t all do the same job. You want a shampoo that protects your coloured hair and moisturizes it. Choose from a specialist range such as Olaplex and you’ll find your hair colour lasts longer. The fact that it also looks and feels great is a bonus.
Don’t Over Wash Your Hair
Research shows that washing your hair every day is more likely to damage it and effectively washes the colour out. The issue relates to removing the sebum your hair naturally produces. This oily substance helps your hair to retain moisture. If you eliminate the sebum then your hair will become dry and you’ll start to develop split ends. Dry hair is less capable of holding onto moisture or colour, leaving your hair faded and damaged. Aim to wash your hair every other day, it will still look and feel clean, but the colour will last longer.
Drop The Water Temperature
If you’ve ever read the instructions on your shampoo you’ll know that it tells you to use warm water. There’s a good reason for this. Hot water, and heat in general, encourages your hair to dry out and will hasten the speed of your colour fade. Heat is the enemy of hair as it eliminates moisture. The heat of the water also opens the pores on your scalp, removing the sebum and other nutrients. This is the same concept as with skin, which your scalp is made out of it. Your pores need to be closed off with cooler water.
In short, your hair will lose colour faster if you wash it with hot water. Drop the temperature and you’ll notice the difference. Don’t forget, the same can be said of your styling tools. Set them on lower settings when possible and try to give your hair a day off every week.
Deep Conditioner Your Hair
To lock in moisture and colour you need to use a quality conditioner. It’s a good idea to choose one from the Olaplex range mentioned previously. Deep conditioning replenishes the moisture in your hair, preventing damage and helping to maintain your colour for longer.
The day you dye your hair, avoid using a shampoo, only apply condition to seal in the colour. The next time you wash your hair, you can use a shampoo.
Apply Hair Treatments
There is an array of hair treatment for coloured hair available on the market. These are designed to seal the colour in and give your hair the just-out-of-the-salon shine. Of course, you should avoid any harsh chemicals but it’s worth adding them into your routine. It will reduce the speed at which your hair loses its colour.
The Gist of it
The best hair dye tips are fairly easy to follow to ensure a vibrant, long-lasting hair colour. I changed up my hair washing schedule from every other day to 1-2 per week, since I have curly hair that is naturally dry, this ensure the additional moisture isn’t sucked out. Another switch I made is at the end of my shower, I apply colder water to my hair to counter the hotter water I use.
You can start one tip at a time to eventually convert your routine. What are some of the best hair dye tips you have?
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