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How To Make Your Hair Colour Last Longer

While I don't dye my hair anymore, I used to love my purple curls but didn't like to dye my hair too often so came up with some creative ways to make my hair last for an extra month before the colour would fade.
Dying your hair is definitely doable for a lot of people. When I used to dye my hair purple, I preferred refreshing the colour myself because I was able to get the colour as bright as I wanted. However, whenever I wanted to bleach my hair, I would get it done professionally because I don't want to accidentally ruin my hair when trained professionals can do it for me.

I would leave around 3 months between each colour refresh which I think is a pretty long time but its because my colour lasts so well and its only when I notice colour fading that I will pull out the hair dye. I know that dying your hair can cause damage so I try to prolong my colour and keep it as bright as possible for as long as possible.
Keep it Cool
If you love hot showers and hot baths this might be helping your colour to fade faster. Since dying my hair purple, I try and keep the temperature low to preserve my colour for longer. The temperature and the steam help to open your hair cuticle and allow the dye to slip away. I also try to give my hair a burst of cold water at the end of a shower to close up the cuticle just in case it did open. This is not only great for colour retention but also for moisture retention so I would definitely give it a go if you want your hair colour to last longer.
The results were insane. I loved how smooth, soft and defined my curls were my hair was so beautiful. Not only did I love the results, they lasted for a solid WEEK. At night I would put my hair up in a loose ponytail and spritz it with some water to refresh the curls in the morning and they stayed in perfect condition till my next wash day.
Colour Safe Products
After dying my hair purple, I stocked up on natural products for high porosity hair which I feel make such a difference because they have extra moisturising properties. Since dyed hair is very fragile but they are also more gentle as they don't strip the colour from the hair. When I wash my hair with regular products there is a lot of purple water running down the drain but products for coloured hair keep my colour locked in. If you were to change any products I would strongly recommend ordering the That Good Hair Custom Cleanser and Conditioner with Hibiscus Powder and Keratin to help strengthen your hair and lock in the colour.
Washing Less Frequently
In general, I wash my hair once a week but since dying my hair I've tried to go a bit longer between washes to protect my colour. When I do wash my hair I only use colour sulphate free shampoos and silicone free conditioners. I also use the Olaplex No. 3 treatment so it helps to make my hair stronger and seal up the cuticle so less dye will escape. If you have coloured hair I would suggest just giving it an extra day in between washes and using a Cleansing Foam to help keep your scalp clean and hair fresh in between washes. The benefit of this type of product is that you don't need to use water to rinse it out. It also helps to keep your styles neat.
I hope these tips help you to make your hair colour last longer but also check out my blog on looking after coloured hair for more tips.

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