3 Must-Read Tips for Keeping Your Colored Hair From Fading

hair color careGetting a new hair color is one of our favorite ways to freshen up our looks and feel more confident in ourselves. In fact, it’s estimated that an incredible 1 in 10 women have had 10 or more different hair colors throughout their lives!

Nor is it surprising to learn that 38% of women dye their hair to improve their confidence, 44% of women will change their hair color just because they’re bored and 61% do so because they just want to change it up.

But once we’ve colored our hair, it’s tough to keep this new color from fading fast. Even if you go to the best professional hair stylist in town, your hair color will likely fade within a few weeks if you don’t care for it properly.

Luckily, all it takes to improve your hair color care is to make a few small changes to your everyday routine. Here’s a look at three ways to keep your hair color from fading and make it look like you just stepped out of the hair salon for months to come:

Avoid shampooing too often
Many people without color-treated hair are used to washing their hair every day. But once you’ve colored your hair, it’s important to limit your shampooing as much as possible to make your color last. In the days immediately following your trip to the salon, especially, you should go without shampooing for several days to give the color time to settle.

Turn down the heat
If you’re used to using a wide range of heated styling tools every day, it might be time to retire most — if not all — of them. That’s because colored hair is particularly vulnerable to heat. Hair dye strips away the protective cuticle covering each hair strand, making it much more likely that your hair will become damaged by heat styling.

Stay out of the pool
If you plan on vacationing anytime soon, it might be best to limit your time in the pool. When combined with the sun’s rays, chlorine — the chemical used in most pool water — can strip away your new hair color before you know it. If you still want to go for a dip, it’s best to use a swimming cap, and wear a hat if you plan to go to the beach.

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