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Tips And Tricks To Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

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Coloring your hair instantly gives you a beautiful makeover. It has the potential to make you feel on top of the world and we all want our beautiful and expensive hair color to last. But the saddest bit is that like all other good things, hair color also fades with time. However, there are a lot of ways in which you can stretch the color and stop it from changing so quickly. With proper care and a little creativity, you can keep your color-treated hair looking shiny and vibrant.

Here is how you can make your hair color look fresher and last longer.

1. Say No To Hot Water

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Use cold water for washing and conditioning your hair. Hot water strips your hair of all the moisture and in turn leads to discoloration and fading of hair color.

2. Condition Your Hair

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Conditioning is very important, especially in the week before you color your hair. That way, it will retain a lot of moisture. After you have colored your hair, condition it every time you wash it with a color protecting conditioner.

3. Do Not Overuse Hot Tools

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Staying away from your hot tools the first week after coloring your hair will also help prevent the color from fading. Hot tools such as blow dryers and straighteners actually speed up the process of color fading. While these tools are sometimes necessary, it is best to stay away from them the first week or so after you color your hair.

4. Shampoo Less

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To prevent water from washing away your vibrant color, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your color-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your color last longer and help maintain health in your colored hair. To help keep color-treated hair looking fresh, flip your hair over and spray color-safe dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil.

5. Skip The Sun

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Spending too much time in the sun is another big reason why your new hair color is quickly fading. Lucky for you, there are now hair sunscreen products that protect your color if you plan on being in the sun for long. Or you can just go the easy route and purchase a cute hat.

6. Say No To Homemade Hair Masks

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Homemade or DIY masks seem to be a good option when you want healthy hair but once your hair is colored stay away from them. When you rinse the mask away, it also rinses away the hair color with it and decreases the staying power of your hair color.

7. Brush Up

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A quality brush plays a key part in keeping hair healthy and your color looking its best. Look for one with a mix of boar bristles and nylon fibers, which will protect your hair and its color by distributing the scalp’s natural oils over the entire shaft.

8. Be Careful Of Chlorine

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If you want to make hair color last as long as you can, then get out of the pool. Unless you take precautions with a bathing cap or something, that is going to seriously mess up your hair. Chlorine stripes color and makes it fade faster than ever.

9. Oil Therapy

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Hot oil treatments are simple to do at home and help color-treated hair really shine. Apply the treatment oil to clean, towel-dried hair, and cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Apply heat by using a hot towel, blow dryer or even by sitting in the sun. After heating the oil, allow the hair to cool to room temperature and then rinse with cool water.

10. Maintain A Healthy Diet

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What you eat has everything to do with the health of your hair, and how it looks. The nutrients from a healthy diet provide the energy that fuels hair growth and luster. Foods that include iron-rich protein feed your scalp and hair by building strong keratin, the protein that strengthens hair, improves texture and stimulates growth. Consume lean meat, fish, low-fat cheeses, egg whites, spinach and soy to keep your color-treated hair looking its best. Between meals, snack on fruits, nuts, vegetables and grains.

With these tips, you’ll hardly be colorless!

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