Have you found yourself asking
“Why is my hair color fading?”
At this point, we know our hair is not an expense, it’s an investment. It’s also safe to say when we want pretty hair color and that investment fades too quickly, we’re NOT happy about it!
It might be easy to point fingers but before you do, make sure you aren’t making these mistakes and dooming yourself to fading color unknowingly.
1. Hair Color Fading? Heat Could be to Blame:
What that means is that any time your hair is subjected to heat, in the way of hot water, your curling iron, blow dryer, the sun – the cuticle (scale) of your hair opens and over time, can release pigment that may be in the hair strand.
So if you love that icy blonde tone in your naturally dark-brunette hair, and you use your curling iron each morning, chances are that tone won’t last long.
2. Don’t Over Do The Washing
Hair washing is intended to help restore balance to our scalps, but when done too often it can leave hair dry, strip natural oils, and compromise color. Similar to heat, water also swells the hair cuticle allowing small color particles to escape the strand. By washing our hair too frequently, we are compromising our hair’s ability to retain color.
Instead, opt for washing your hair when there is excessive oil or build-up. Use warm (not hot) water to work your shampoo into a lather to break down and remove oil and grime. Apply conditioner after washing, let sit, then rinse out with cold water to seal in moisture. This will close the cuticle and leave you with smooth clean hair.
Also, please, please, please use color-safe products… which brings us to our last reason.
3. Poor Quality Products Won’t Help Fading Hair Color
Don’t be the reason your color never had a chance. Follow our advice and avoid these three things for happy hair and vibrant color, longer.
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