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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.

Radiant Color Shine Shampoo

Pantene’s Radiant Color Shine Shampoo delivers up to 6 weeks of brilliant color and shine when used with the Radiant Color Shine Conditioner. Experience touchably soft hair while keeping your color-treated hair looking amazing long after you’ve dyed it.

Explore Pantene’s Shampoos and Conditioners

Check out our hair care collections and shop now for what works for your hair needs!