HOW TO BEST PRESERVE HAIR COLOR
USING A COLOR SAFE SHAMPOO
When you color your hair, you want to make sure it lasts. After all, you chose a color to reflect your style and personality, and going back to the salon or dyeing it at home so soon after the color is added can be a hassle.
Take a look at these tips for helping hair color last longer, as well as the kinds of color safe shampoo Pantene has to offer!
How To Preserve Your Hair Color
Here are steps to take to keep hair color from fading, from changing the frequency of washing to how you cleanse hair.
Wait to Shampoo
Once you’ve had hair colored, it’s a good idea to wait 72 hours before shampooing because the cuticle layer of hair is open. Wash hair too soon and you may just wash the color out completely!
The longer you wait to shampoo after dyeing hair, the better. You’ll preserve your hair color and help the cuticles absorb the hair dye.
Choose Sulfate-Free Products
Known ingredients like sulfate can damage hair, especially color treated hair. Check your shampoo and conditioner to make sure this ingredient is not present so that your hair stays moisturized longer as you work to preserve the new color.
Add Dye To Your Conditioner
Is your new color out of this world such as blue, pink, or purple? Preserve it by adding some color into the conditioner as you cleanse your hair. A little bit goes a long way, so use it once in a while as your roots grow out for a fresh look.
Wash and Rinse with Cold Water
Using colder water when washing and rinsing dyed hair keeps color lasting longer because hot water opens the cuticles which allows color molecules to escape. When you rinse with cold, you preserve your hair color for longer.
How Color Safe Shampoo Works
Color safe shampoo works to preserve hair color by using gentle ingredients that cleanse hair without stripping out the color with detergents and other chemicals that might remove color deposits from hair. Some color safe shampoos contain dye in them to deposit color into the hair as they remove unwanted dirt and debris.
Take a look at the color safe shampoos from Pantene below to learn how Pantene has developed products that are color safe for dyed hair.