Hair colour fading is a common issue during the hot months, such as spring or summer. Therefore, it is important to think about how you can prevent and fight colour fading to preserve the vibrancy of your hair colour. It is one of the biggest issues you will face in dealing with colour treated hair. With the right products and by following some hair care tips, you will be able to prevent fading from happening at all.
To make it easier to prevent hair colour fading, here are some tips you can use:
Hair Colour Prep
The key to prevent colour fading starts even before the hair colour treatment begins. Pay close attention to your hair condition. Does it feel extremely fragile and with a rough texture? These are potential indicators of a highly porous hair. When your hair is porous, it will not retain colour very well. Before you book for an appointment for a new hair colour, it is therefore important to close the cuticle layer of your hair to lock in the colour pigments and prevent it from fading.
Use a leave-in protein treatment a few weeks before your scheduled hair colour appointment along with a body builder. This helps to balance out the hair’s porosity level so that you can get even colour from roots to ends. In addition, this will significantly increase the lasting ability of your hair colour.
Hair Colour Maintenance
Investing in a leave-in colour locking treatment is wise for your coloured hair. This product is designed specifically to reduce the rate of hair colour fading and also boost shine. If you have naturally fine or limp hair, choose a weightless formula so that using the product won’t further weigh down your hair.
Another preventive measure you can take is to reduce the amount of hair styling products you use. The substances from these styling products could eliminate the hair dye causing your hair to lose its colour fast. Therefore, try to avoid using them whenever you can.
The same goes with heat styling. You need to avoid using temperature that is too high, particularly when using a hair dryer or flat iron. Constant contact with your hair can cause it to lose moisture; and when your hair is dry, it tends to lose colour more quickly. Whereas hair that is shiny looks more vibrant colour-wise.
How do prevent colour fading?