5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Hair Color

We pay a lot of money to keep our hair looking and feeling awesome. Coloring and highlighting your hair can really add up so extending the life of your color is important. Here are some tips to help you extend the color so you can go longer between your appointments.
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1) Do not wash your hair every day – We are conditioned to wash our hair every day it seems, but unless you have very oily hair, washing it every other day or every third day will help extend that color.

2) Use a Dry shampoo if necessary – Touching up your bangs with a dry shampoo instead of washing your whole head will help with that color life.

3) Use the proper shampoo for color treated hair – Be careful of your shampoo. Shampoo that is too harsh will strip color. Use one that is made with nutrients that will extend your color. Sulfate Free shampoos are best for color treated hair.

4) Look for specialty shampoos that enhance highlights – Cut down the time between highlights by using a shampoo that will blend in greys and enhance your current highlights.

5) Watch the use of dryers and irons – Give your hair a break and reduce the amount of time you use high heat tools. These can dry out your hair and cause your color to dull over time.

Treat your hair right and extend the life of your hair by using these 5 tips. You may be able to save a bit of money by stretching the time between appointments too!

Comments

  1. I JUST GOT MY HAIR COLORED YESTERDAY, SO HOW APPROPRIATE THAT I FIND THIS ARTICLE! I HAVE BEEN TRYING NOT TO WASH MY HAIR EVERYDAY, SOMETHING THAT I WAS VERY USED TO DOING. THE WINTER HAS BEEN SO DRY HERE, SO I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GO SEVERAL DAY IN BETWEEN WASHINGS AND DARE I SAY, MY HAIR LOOKS AND FEELS SO MUCH BETTER! THANKS FOR THE TIPS!

  2. Brutus Duffy says:

    Good tips. I have an oily scalp but dry hair so I have to shampoo every day fo work. I try to take a break on the weekends when i can.

  3. Sherry Compton says:

    Using the proper shampoo and conditioner is very important. Also, color treated hair can be very dry. I like to deep condition or leave my conditioner on a little longer once every 1-2 weeks. I don’t wash my hair every day and never immediately after coloring. I had never thought about using a dry shampoo. Good idea. I know that there are some root touch up products out there, but they don’t match all colors or help with faded hair so it’s important to try to extend the life of your color.

  4. This might not work for everyone but I keep on hand temporary haircolor (get at Sally’s Beauty called Fanci-Full by Roux) and also use Sunsilk colorboost (at the 99 cent store!) My dark blond hair doesn’t need much help and only a little grey to cover, so I save money that way. I’ve never tried those root touch up kits but imagine they work the same only a bit more expensive. I color my own hair.

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Thank you for these tips. I sometimes color my hair and knew about harsh chemicals in shampoo and too much heat from dryers. I didn’t know about dry shampoo or specialty shampoos that enhance highlights.

  6. Julie Wood says:

    I do not wash my hair every day. I have color treated hair and I make sure to use products that help my hair color stay vibrant. I also make sure to stay away for excessive blow dryer heat because colored hair is fragile. Thanks for the tips!

  7. I wash my hair every 2 or three days. I never use curling irons and only blow dry after swimming if it’s below freezing outside. Oh, and I haven’t colored my hair in 30 years. It’s a pretty salt & pepper.

  8. These are great tips. I did not know that about using dry shampoo and will start doing that.