10 Hacks to Make Your Hair Colour Last Longer

10 Hacks to Make Your Hair Colour Last Longer

Switching up your hair colour is a great way to up your style game and add tons of vibrance to your look. However, a real joy kill is when you see your hair colour fading and turning into a weird shade within days of application.

But hang on, don’t push back that newly bought pack of hair colourant just yet! By following a few simple precautions, you can delay hair colour fading. Here are 10 hacks to make hair colour last longer:

1. Quality Matters:

Be it dry for hair or styling gel, invest in high-quality products that not only colour your hair but also provide nourishment. Inecto’s 2-in-1 Conditioning Hair Colour is a unique formulation enriched with Jojoba Oil to nourish your hair while you colour. It comes in gorgeous stand-out shades like Carnation Candy, Indigo Infusion, Mint Magic, Plum Passion, Strawberry Shake, and Cranberry Crush.

2. Don’t Rush to Shampoo:

It is recommended to wait at least 24 hours before shampooing your hair after a colour job. This allows the dye to settle into the hair and hold on better. Just rinse your hair with cold to lukewarm water and gently scrub the scalp with your fingertips. Cold water rinses help seal the cuticles, locking in the colour and adding shine. Never use super-hot water to rinse as this could ruin the colour.

3. Reduce Washing Frequency:

Washing your hair less frequently can help maintain its colour. Try to stretch out the time between washes and use other styling techniques to refresh your hair between washes. Avoiding overwashing also helps in maintaining the natural oils in your scalp and keeping it hydrated.

4. Protect from Sun:

Just like your skin, hair is prone to sun damage too! Exposure to sunlight can cause hair colour to fade faster. Protect your hair from the sun by wearing hats, scarves and turbans or using products that contain UV protection before stepping out on a sunny day.

5. Use Colour-Safe Products:

Opt for shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for colour-treated hair. These products are typically gentler, sulphate-free, and contain ingredients that help preserve colour and prevent fading. Hair products with Aloe vera are usually a safe option.

6. Heat Styling Precautions:

Heat styling tools like blow-dryers can strip the hair of its colour and cause premature fading. Minimise heat styling or use heat protectant sprays to shield your hair from excessive dryness, damage, and colour loss.

7. Use the Right Colour:

We are all for experimenting with different hair colours. But, when it comes to longevity, amber colour, darker shades of browns and blacks that are closest to your natural hair colour last for the longest time and need less maintenance.

8. Avoid Chlorine and Saltwater:

It’s super fun to take a dip into the swimming pool or ocean but unfortunately, chlorine and saltwater can both strip and fade hair colour. Before going for a swim, wet your hair with clean water and apply a leave-in conditioner to create a protective barrier, and cover your hair with a swimming cap.

9. Regular Deep Conditioning:

Regular deep conditioning treatments can help keep your hair moisturised and prevent colour from fading. Look for treatments specifically formulated for colour-treated hair to nourish and repair the strands.

10. Add a Filter to Your Showerhead:

Regular tap water often contains plenty of minerals that can cause fading of hair colour. Consider adding a filter to your showerhead to remove minerals and heavy metals from the water that can ruin hair colour and are also damaging for the hair, in general.

We hope by following these tips you can delay hair colour from fading and flaunt your gorgeous coloured locks for longer. Follow us on Instagram for more hair colour care tips and tricks!

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