1. Remember: Red Dye is Most Susceptible to Color Loss – – Red hair colors tend to fade faster because they have the largest molecules. The molecule size makes it more difficult for red dyes to penetrate deeply into the hair, thus they dissipate more rapidly. So when going for a red hue, be sure to have your stylist use hair color that maximizes high-definition color results with minimum stress to the hair’s cuticle.
2. Shampoo Your Color-Treated Hair Less Frequently – – 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.

3. On the In-Between Days, Use a Color-Safe Dry Shampoo on Color-Treated Hair – — To help keep color-treated hair looking fresh, flip your hair over and spray dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil.

4. After Coloring, Wait 2 Days Before You Shampoo – When you color your hair, wait at least 48 hours to shampoo, preferably longer. If you can go three or four days before shampooing, even better. This will give the color plenty of time to set.

5. When You Don’t Shampoo, Keep Your Hair Dry in the Shower — During those off days, wear a shower cap to keep your color-treated hair from getting wet while showering as this can cause some color to fade. Or, pull your hair up into a loose bun or a ponytail to protect it from getting wet.

6. Turn Down the Water Temperature When Shampooing Color-Treated Hair – When you shampoo, stick to lukewarm or cooler water temperatures. Super-hot water leeches dye out of hair faster and strips the color because it opens the surface of the hair strand.

7. Skip Shampoo and Go Straight to Conditioner From Time to Time Try Using Conditioner Only on Color-Treated Hair Sometimes – If you can, consider using moisturizing conditioner only on your color-treated hair. Shampoo can take more color from your hair more than conditioner.

8. Condition Every Time You Shampoo Color-Treated Hair – When you do shampoo, be sure to condition your color-treated hair every time with a color-protecting conditioner. Conditioned hair will help your color look shinier and more even.

9. Avoid Sulfates on Color-Treated Hair – Sulfates can strip color from hair, so look for a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates contain salt, which strip away moisture, and moisture loss is one of the main causes of color fading.

10. Use Clarifying Shampoos on Color-Treated Hair Only Before Coloring – Clarifying shampoos can strip hair color because contain a high level of detergent in order to deep cleanse and remove build-up of dirt and hair styling products, so avoid using them unless it’s right before you are going to have your hair colored. If you have gray hair you are covering, look for a clarifying shampoo that removes hairspray resins, silicone, and waxes.

11. Use the Best Conditioner on Color-Treated Hair – If you don’t use a conditioner specially formulated for color-treated hair, you won’t get the results you want. Because color-treated hair has a different chemistry than its virgin counterparts, you’ll need to use a color-protecting conditioner. Conditioners with oils can help resist fading and create a protective barrier on color-treated tresses. In addition, there are conditioners that are formulated specifically to prevent premature fading in color-treated hair.

12. Apply Leave-In Treatments to Protect Color-Treated Hair – Using a leave-in conditioning treatment can help detangle your hair and protect it from heat tools, the elements and other damaging forces. Look for leave-in conditioners that are specially formulated to protect color-treated hair. This is particularly important if you frequently use blow dryers, curling or straightening irons or if you spend a lot of time near a heater or in the sun.

13. Prepare Your Color-Treated Hair for the Next Color Process with Clarifying Shampoo – A couple of weeks before you get your next hair color treatment, use masks and deep-conditioning treatments so your hair is strong and ready to receive color. Then shampoo with a clarifying shampoo just before your appointment.

14. Prepare Color-Treated Hair for Hot Tool Usage with Heat-Protecting Products — If you use blow dryers and irons on your hair, make sure that the hair is completely dry before using heat so it won’t cook from the inside out. Prepare the hair with a fortifying leave-in conditioner and finish with a protective hairspray.

15. Use Less Heat On Your Hair Whenever Possible — Dyed hair is more susceptible to damage, so avoid using blow dryers, curling irons or straightening irons as much as possible. Whenever you can, let your color-treated hair dry naturally. If you must blow dry your colored hair, keep it on the lowest heat setting. If your blow dryer has a cool blast setting, use that instead.

16. Use Products With UV Protection to Protect Your Hair From the Sun — Whatever the season, the sun’s rays can fade hair color. Try to avoid long exposures to the sun, but when you are outside on a bright day, care for your color-treated hair by using products containing UV protectors.

17. Avoid Chlorine on Color-Treated Hair – If you spend much time in a swimming pool, wet your dyed hair and apply a protective leave-in conditioner before you get wet to help prevent the chlorine from damaging your color, because the chemicals in chlorine can build up and cause hair color—especially lighter colors–to shift to an unattractive green hue. Or, wear a swim cap to keep your hair dry.

18. If Your Hair is Damaged, Don’t Skip Regular Trims – If your dyed locks are frizzy, your hair may be damaged. The best way to keep your color-treated hair looking its healthiest is to get regular cuts or trims. You don’t have to get a super short cut; just enough to keep frayed ends at bay.

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Obviously you wouldn’t purposely spend precious time and money to transform your hair color to a gorgeous shade of caramel or achieve perfect honey highlights only to ruin it the second you step out of the salon.

Unfortunately, many of the seemingly harmless aspects of your daily beauty routine — from showering to using your favorite hair products — may take a bigger toll on your dye job than you think. Here, all the things you should look out for to protect your hair color.

1. Water
While shampoo has long been deemed one of the main causes of premature fading, saturating strands with water alone can wreak havoc on dyed hair. Water swells the hair fiber and lifts the cuticle, allowing water-soluble dye molecules in the matrix of your hair to escape, And if your hair’s cuticle is compromised (which is most likely the case if you color it, heat-style it, and so on), it’s even more susceptible. If your hair is damaged, it swells more easily when wet, making dye even more likely to get out.

2. Heavy Styling Products
Although it seems counter-intuitive, some hair oils and shine serums that you often reach for to soften your over-processed strands could, over time, have the reverse effect. That’s because these types of formulas often contain ingredients like heavy silicones, that coat the outer cuticle layer of hair. Some types of silicones can build up on hair and when product builds up, it can also attract dirt and particulates from the air, all of which can cause color to look more dull even if it’s actually intact in the hair fiber.

3. Physical Aggression
Ripping through tangles with a brush or comb or constantly putting your hair up in tight ponytails and buns. Eventually, it damages the cuticle. Roughing up the hair is going to compromise the integrity of the structure itself, which means dye molecules will release out of strands and lead to your color fading much faster than it should. To help lessen the wear and tear, apply a light leave-in detangling or hydrating treatment daily on wet or dry strands to create better brush glide, and opt for softer, looser ponytails and buns.

4. Heat-Styling
Hot tools scorch strands — literally. And the more damaged the hair’s cuticle layer is, the more susceptible it is to allowing water absorption to increase the loss of color and make your hair’s hue appear dull. Even though the color molecules may be inside strands, when hair is damaged, the surface isn’t in great shape, so it’s not laying flat down to reflect light. The goal: to keep strands smooth and align the cuticle for a natural shine benefit.

5. Skipping Trims
Think about it — the ends of your strands are the oldest, which means they’ve had to withstand the most heat damage and chemical processing. Over time, the ends become more and more damaged. This is why the dye molecules take differently to this section of hair … not because of the split ends. The result: the bottom of your hair doesn’t have the same fresh color as the rest of your hair. Getting regular trims is recommended — every 10 to 12 weeks depending on the length and health of your hair — as well as using a treatment to help keep splits to a minimum.

6. Never Using Conditioner
Not only is using a daily rinse-out conditioner with hydrating styling products essential to keeping your color bright, using a hair mask, regardless of your texture, is crucial. Once you strengthen your hair and get it as close to its virgin state as you can, the easier it’s going to be to get the color that you want and the more choices you have in colors. When hair is extremely damaged from drastic color changes (like that time you went from blonde to black and back to brunette), it suddenly doesn’t hold onto dye as well and can end up looking ombré even thought it’s not.

7. UV Light
The sun’s rays can lead to the break down of hair’s matrix, which, as we now know, can exacerbate hair color fading along with a long list of other not-so-pretty side effects such as making hair dry, brittle, dull, and difficult to style. Unfortunately, hair products are yet to be laced with super effective sunscreen, so the best sun protection for hair is a wide-brimmed hat, says Mancuso. To help replenish lost moisture from over exposure to the sun’s UV rays, use a lightweight leave-in conditioner daily. We recommend applying a hydrating mask to damp hair before wrapping it up into a low bun or loose braid. This helps hide some strands from excessive UV exposure, especially the ends, which are the most prone to damage.

Balayage in Manila – Can you pull off ombre or balayage hair?

Balayage in Manila – Ombre and balayage are some hair color terms that are getting attention around a lot right now. While ombre hair coloring is generally focus on the lower half of your hair, balayage involves adding chunks of color into your hair vertically and creating a sun-kissed color tone. Both techniques are popular, but the question is, are they are for you? These are some signs you can pull them off.

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You are ready for a change.

Both of these hair coloring methods are different to your basic color and highlight. It’s important to note that ombre is generally a more dramatic look than balayage, but both are unique styles in their own right. One sign that ombre or balayage is for you is that you’re ready for a change. You’ve had the same hairstyle forever and you’re done with it. You know that changing it up is exactly what you need.

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Your hair is healthy.

Any type of hair color can be damaging to your hair. Usually this is minimal and your hair can be quickly restored with some good conditioner. You may not want to do any type of hair color if your hair is is too dry. It’s best to work on getting your hair healthy first. But if your hair is currently healthy then you’ve got the go ahead for ombre or balayage.

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You’re adventurous when it comes to hairstyles.

Ombre and balayage are a bit more adventurous than your basic highlight. If you’re adventurous when it comes to your hair then these may be a good fit for you. Ombre may probably require a bit more of an adventurous spirit since it’s basically a two-tone look. It can have some softness that blurs the lines, but it’s not something that just blends in. If you’re feeling bold then this look’s right for you.

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You love the look of mixed color in your hair.

If you want your hair to be all one color then this isn’t going to be the right choice. However, if you love mixed color in your hair then these color options will fit you well. You like to keep things spiced up in the hair department and mixing in different colors is a way to do that. Both ombre and balayage can be a lot of fun. It can give your self-confidence a boost and who doesn’t love that?

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Dramatic changes don’t scare you.

I’m going to admit that I’m not good at going dramatic with my hair. I want to be brave, but I often chicken out. However, if you’re brave and dramatic changes don’t scare you then go for it! You may be the type of girl who loves something different and dramatic. I admire you!

You have an edgy style.

If you have a bit of an edgy style then these color options will fit you perfectly. This is especially true of ombre. Balayage has its own unique look, but it’s more natural than ombre. There’s no doubt that you’ve made a dramatic change to your hair when you go for ombre hair coloring. If edgy has always been the term that fits you, then this hair color choice is the right one.

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You’re ready for the attention.

Tired of being a blend in girl? These hair color choices are sure to make you a stand out girl. Although the balayage is subtle, it’ll still make others notice something’s different. It may take them a bit to put their finger on it, but people will pay attention to you. That’s part of the fun of being a girl.

These are 7 signs that the ombre or balayage trend may be right for you. What do you think? Are you ready to make the jump into one of these hair color options?

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Coloring (FAQ)

Hair Coloring FAQ #1- Will coloring make my hair fall out?

Hair Coloring FAQ #1 – The answer is an “NO.” There is no scientific evidence that hair coloring causes extra hair loss.

A bad color job, however, can cause hair breakage, which may be confused with extra hair loss.

Will coloring make my hair thinner?

The answer again is No. So many women (and men for that matter) with thinned hair and blame it on the color. It’s only when they started coloring that I have noticed my hair is thinner. This is coincidental; many women start coloring when their hair is turning gray, or when the color is not as vibrant.

They are often at the age, unfortunately, when the hair can begin to thin for other reasons, but they blame it on the coloring. Or, they start coloring their hair at a young age and notice the hair is thinner when they are in their 30s and 40s, again blaming coloring. But it would have thinned anyway.

Coloring my hair makes it dry; what can I do?

Coloring can dry the hair — permanent color and bleach in particular.

While semi-permanent color doesn’t dry it out as much as permanent, repeated use can cause dry ends. Always use a moisture-balancing or moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. And a deep, moisturizing hair mask once or twice a week depending on the dryness. Always apply a leave-in conditioning cream (non-greasy) before blow-drying. And remember not to over-dry or over-brush.

Daily shampooing and conditioning will not dry your hair providing you choose the correct products.hair coloring faq

What should I look for in a hair color product?

Choose your color from the packet or swatch on display. Colors may change according to fashion, but the basic chemistry of coloring agents has not changed much over the years.

They all have similar ingredients, so there’s no point reading the label.

However, the best person to advise you is your hairdresser, and the best place to have hair color done is in a salon.

Should I choose permanent or semi-permanent color?

In the long term, permanent hair color is best, which may surprise you when you take into account the extra peroxide and ammonia it might contain. The reason is that permanent color should only be applied to the new hair growth at the roots, briefly overlapping with the previously dyed hair.

Semi-permanent color, on the other hand, is applied to the whole head each time, because of the more rapid fading.

Is it safe to have my hair colored during pregnancy?

Yes. All women want to look their best when they’re pregnant, and what better way to boost morale than to have your hair the way you want? We do recommend low-ammonia, paraben-free, and if you have access to a no-ammonia would be better.

Can hair colorants cause cancer?

There are recurring scares about hair coloring causing bladder cancer. The first was about 25 years ago and the latest in 2002. There were some studies that indicated a link, but none could be substantiated on humans.

Evidence that hair coloring is safe has been demonstrated in two major studies by the American Cancer Society and Harvard University.

Is using a hair color likely to give me a rash?

There is a possibility, but not if you go about it correctly. All hair dye packaging recommends carrying out a skin patch test before using a colorant.

Apply the color to an area the size of a quarter, behind an ear or inner elbow. If, after 24 hours, there is no irritation, discomfort or redness, it is safe to color without risk of a rash or reaction.

When you read about people suffering severe allergic reactions, it is most likely that the patch-test warnings have been ignored in these cases.

Can hair coloring give me a dry and itchy scalp?

Many women have existing flaky and itchy scalp conditions and blame their hair color. In my answer to question one, I mentioned an eight-month study I conducted to establish that hair coloring does not cause thinning or hair loss.

Coloring should definitely be avoided on scratched or very irritated skin conditions.

I don’t want to use peroxide or ammonia. What else can I use to color my hair?

The obvious coloring agents to use in this case would be vegetable colors such as henna or chamomile. These have many disadvantages, though. The colors they produce are not natural-looking and they fade very quickly, leading to more frequent applications, unnatural colors and, ultimately, drier, brittle hair.

Also, in a similar way to semi-permanent colors, there is a continual overlap in application, leading to an unnatural appearance — particularly on the ends.

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Additional Information Hair Coloring FAQ(s)

To obtain natural-looking hair color, peroxide and ammonia are in need, as without these ingredients your color will not take as well,look as good, or last as long. There are specific reasons for their inclusion that involve complicated hair and ingredient chemistry.

Provided you take sufficient care before, during and after the dying process, there is no reason why you shouldn’t have the best of all worlds: beautiful, long-lasting color and well-conditioned hair.

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Bleaching can leave your hair with mild to severe damage due to acidic action of strong chemicals or wrong handling or extreme heat application during the procedure. The ruined hair might feel dry, spongy, porous, brittle or rough due to damaged hair cuticles which cover the cortex, carrying the hair’s natural color. While store-bought potion and products might help repair the condition, there are quite a few easy, natural ways to get your hair healthy after bleaching.

1. Shampoo your hair less often. In order to restore your bleached hair, you will have to discontinue washing your hair daily. When you shampoo your hair, you are not only cleaning the hair but you are also stripping the natural oils and sebum from your hair. The oils and sebum are natural moisturizers. If your hair is prone to looking and feeling oily, use a dry shampoo on the days that you don’t wash your hair.

2. Deep condition your hair one or more times per week. The amount that you condition your hair depends on how often your hair needs it. Apply deep conditioner to your hair after you have already washed it with shampoo and regular conditioner. Use a wide-toothed comb to distribute it through your hair. Warm a towel in the dryer or with a hair dryer. Wrap your hair with the warm towel. Leave the deep conditioner and towel on your hair for 30 minutes. Wash it completely out of your hair.

3. Always wash hair with lukewarm or cold water. Hot water promotes dryness in the hair. That is counterproductive to restoring bleached hair as your goal is to add moisture to your hair. If you wash hair with lukewarm water, always rinse your hair with cold water at the very end. That will seal the cuticle.

4. Use a leave-in conditioner after every time that you wash your hair. As bleached hair is often porous and prone to tangles, a leave-in conditioner adds moisture and makes hair easier to comb. That will prevent strands of hair from breaking off.

5. Do not use heat on your hair. Avoid using blow dryers, hot rollers, flat irons and curling irons. Heat is detrimental to restoring your bleached hair. If you are not willing to forego heat when styling your hair, it may be impossible to restore the hair.