Experimenting or getting something new is a human nature. People like to experiment with their looks to make their personality more attractive and they do so by wearing differently styled dresses, changing their makeup, accessories and even the hair color. Hair color is something which instantly grabs the attention of people and therefore this practice never goes out of fashion.
Hair coloring is quite expensive and nobody would like the hair color fade away in a few months time after spending a big amount on the procedure. Therefore, you should follow some important hair care tips which help you to keep hair color for long time.
Protect your hair
Colored hair requires more care because it can lose pigment or get damaged easily. Therefore, whenever you step out in sun then cover your hair with a wide brim hat or a scarf. Hair protection can prevent the formation of free radicals, atoms and molecules which can bind with the pigment molecules and make your hair color fade away. You can try leave in hair products with UV absorption property like benzophenone-3 or -4, polyquaternium-59, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, and butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane.
Select the color wisely
You should choose a shade close to your natural hair color but if you would like to experiment then first of all, you should know about the lifespan of the color you are choosing. Red colors fade faster than the brown and black shades as the crimson pigment molecules are bigger than other pigments and bit unstable in nature.
Deep condition before coloring
You should deep condition your hair one week before the coloring session as this treatment will let the color get into the hair strand more effectively and thus prevent discoloration and early fading. Besides that, deep conditioning of hair will protect hair from the coloring chemicals which prevents the breaking of hair during coloring session. Deep condition your hair after washing at least once a week as it will moisturize your hair. Many times chemicals of dyes can make the hair dry and porous and this treatment repair the hair damage and make it healthy and smooth.
Use glaze for extra shine
You can use hair glaze for extra shine while you step outside. It is similar to hair gloss but unlike gloss, it doesn’t contain ammonia or peroxide. It just coats top of your hair and gives shine to it. It also has some pigment which complements the tone of your hair color. It can neither deposit itself into hair strands nor can it lift existing pigments from the hair cuticle which makes it a perfect shining aid for your colored hair.
Use color enhancing shampoo and conditioner
Choose a conditioner or shampoo according to the shade of your hair color. It you have light shade like blonde hair then you can use a clarifying shampoo to remove chemicals which can make the color less vibrant. If you have dark shade then you should go for gloss shampoo and conditioner matching to your hair color. This will add shine to it while moisturizing it.