How to Protect Hair Color from Fading

‘Fashion starts with Hair Color’.. so true!! Traditionally hair color saves us from the embarrassment of grey hair, but these days hair color is no less than a style statement! It can give us a healthy glow and even slim our face! Hair color gives shine, volume and enhanced manageability to our hair. Nothing can define our identity like hair color. But, once we color our hair, we should take proper measures to protect our hair color. Hair color tends to fade eventually and its not always possible to color our hair again and again. It can damage our hair texture and can also lead to dandruff and other scalp irritations. However, maintaining hair color isn’t a rocket science at all. In this article, I am going to tell you How to Protect Hair Color from Fading.

How to Protect Hair Color From Fading

How to Protect Hair Color from Fading

Shower Smarter

Water is the biggest reason for fading of hair color. Avoid hot water, use warm water. Hot water removes hair color. Also don’t stand directly under the shower-head unless you are rinsing your hair.

Choose Right Products

Use a shampoo and conditioner which are specially designed for color treated hair. Normal shampoo will fade the color. So use a mild shampoo. Avoid styling products that contain alcohol.

Protect Hair Color From Fading

Vinegar Rinse

Vinegar rinse is a great way to protect hair color. Vinegar rinse should be used before and after coloring to prevent hair color from fading. It maintains the pH level of the scalp and locks the hair color in the cuticles.

Don’t Wash Hair Everyday

You shampoo too much and all your beautiful and expensive hair color washes down the drain quickly. So wash your hair every other day, or even less if your hair permits. You can use dry shampoo in between to keep your strands clean.

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Deep Condition More

Hair color often causes our hair to become dry. Therefore, normal conditioning isn’t enough and you should deep condition your hair once a week. It will not only protect your hair color, but also give you healthy hair. Apply the hair mask below the roots till the ends. Put on a shower cap and let it sit for some time. Then rinse off.

Protect Your Hair Color

Avoid Sun

SPF isn’t just for our skin, our hair also needs sun protection. Sun’s UV rays penetrate into the cuticles and bleach the hair color. Do look out for hair sunscreen.

No Hot Oil Treatment

We all know that hot oil treatment is great for hair. It nourishes our tresses and promotes hair growth. But avoid hot oil treatment for color treated hair. It can cause the color to fade away.

How to Protect Hair Color

Swimming Pool Protection

The mineral deposits that are found in pool water can actually damage the color treated hair. So before, getting down to swimming pool, rub a drop or two of baby oil over dry hair. And after swimming, rinse your hair with plain tap water.

So here are some of the measures that can be taken to protect hair color from fading. That’s all for now, see you all soon 🙂


About Rashmita Rakshit

Rashmita is born & brought up in Kolkata, She is a pure Bengali by heart. Makeup and Food are her biggest weaknesses. She has a good amount of cookbook in her collection.Traveling is her another love. She dreams to travel the entire world some time. She believes in 'tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it'.

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  1. I don’t like colors on my hair..but i have friends who face this issue…will suggest to them

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