How to Maintain Bright Hair Colors

I've always loved pastel hair, or any kind of brightly colored hair. I've had quite a few different colors over the years: ...

I've always loved pastel hair, or any kind of brightly colored hair. I've had quite a few different colors over the years:

Pastel Pink Hair

Lavender Hair

Lavender streaks

Hot Pink Hair

red hair

Red hair

As you can see, I've been through quite the range of hair colors, and I didn't even have a picture on hand of when it was teal, dark purple or black. 

Because of this, I feel like I can give you a few tips on how to maintain your color for longer. Nothing is going to make the color last a super long time, it will fade over time.

  • ALWAYS wash your hair in cold water.
  • Use a sulfate free shampoo.
  • Only wash your hair every 3-4 days.
  • Use dry shampoo instead of washing when you can; it will become your best friend.
  • Use a color depositing conditioner or mix color into your regular conditioner.
  • Don't heat style your hair everyday.
Hopefully these tips will help.

Don't have unrealistic expectations for your hair dye.
It will fade and it will need touched up often, normally every 6-8 weeks, but reds and pastels typically need re-done every 4-6 weeks, and some pastels can even need re-done in as little as 3 weeks.

The more damaged your hair is, the less dye it will hold. If it's porous, it won't hold onto hair dye.

Having a hair color such as anything unnatural, neon or pastel requires extra effort and more money than a natural color to maintain. Be prepared for that before blindly dyeing your hair. 

I also do not recommend doing your hair on your own unless you fully understand what you are doing, and chances are unless you are a hair dresser, you don't.

Bleach can be seriously harmful and damaging. It can literally melt your hair. Do not mess with it!
Permanent dyes from the drugstore are unreliable at best. You will rarely get the result it promises, rather you'll be left with a color you didn't want and some of them are almost impossible to remove, such as Feria dyes.

That's it for today's post!
I hope this helps you.

I'll be back with another post tomorrow, and next week I'll be back with a completely different hair color because this pink is almost gone already. It lasted 1 week! See, pastels are temperamental.

Thanks for reading!
xx


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