How To Maintain Vibrant Hair Colour


I've been colouring my hair for almost 10 years although I use semi-permanent colours there are a number of ways in which I maintain them & prolong their vibrancy before they fade. There are some colours which hold better than others. My favourite brand is crazy colour, however I have been just as successful with rusk & stargazer & one of my very good friends uses specialfx. The fixability of a colour will depend on hair length; type & cleansing & styling tools. Obviously, the frequency of washing.

Here are my top tips for maintaining vibrant hair colour(s)
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Use colour friendly shampoo's when washing your hair
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Shampoo will ultimately wash away your colour if you need to wash your hair daily try a dry shampoo intermittently, this will remove grease & add instant volume
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After initially colouring your hair, wait at least 48hours before you wet-shampoo it - this gives the hair time to absorb the colour
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If you are only using 1 colour, add a little bit of hair dye to your conditioner so that you top-up your colour slightly each time you condition your hair
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Avoid using anti-dandruff shampoo where possible although they are fab if you wan't to accelerate colour removal
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Using an intense conditioning treatment after colouring your hair can help prolong the colour & also make you're hair feel fab, just be sure not to over-use them
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Be Brave... Rinse your hair using cool water, because cold water closes the cuticles
Whilst the colour is developing, wrap your hair in cling-film, this prevents drips but also creates a warm environment for the hair colour to develop
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Avoid direct sunlight as it increases the rate in which dye fades
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Avoid swimming, especially with freshly dyed hair because chlorinated water causes hair to fade & change colour 
I once went swimming with purple hair & left with a greeny brown *sadface*
Although, rinsing hair before swimming can reduce the effects

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    1. Thankies, right back at you! It's such high maintenance, especially in the heat! x

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  2. Great advice! I've recently started colouring with crazy colours, but thinking of trying Directions next. Any recommendations?

    http://misssarahleediary.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you! Crazy Colour & Stargazer are my favourite, although I rather like Rusk... I tried a blue directions dye last year & it made my hair a weird grey colour... Having said that, the first time I dyed my hair blue using Rusk, I went out & when I came home it was green o_O Blue's are quite tricky!

    This is the website I use to look at different brands & colours http://www.beeunique.co.uk x

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  4. Really useful post, thank you!

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