Whether it’s because of being influenced by the world of Kpop or you just prefer to stand out in the crowd, you can’t deny you wanted to experiment with your hair color at least once in your life. But it doesn’t matter what motivated you or which color you chose, it’s upsetting if they fade away too soon. Imagine spending your hard-earned money coloring your locks to make a statement only to have them fade away in 2-3 weeks. Yes, this happens when you don’t know how to properly care for your tresses. So, to make our readers aware of this, here are a few tips to take care of your colored hair so that the colors stay on for as long as possible.

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Remember The 3 Day Rule: When you color your hair cuticles open to let the color sink in. And it could take days if not weeks for them to close up again. If you wash your hair before they close then you are basically washing away your own money in the guise of color. So you should wait a minimum of 3 days after coloring your hair.

Wash Your Hair Less Often: It is similar to the 1st one. when you wash your hair too often you are accelerating the fading process. Try to limit your hair washing to 2-3 times a week. If possible avoid being damp or wet for too long for the benefit of your colored hair.

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Condition It Instead: When you color your hair, your locks get dry and damaged. The more you apply products that will provide your hair with nourishment and shine, the better. Hence skipping shampoo and going straight to the conditioner is not a bad idea.

Choose The Right Shampoo: For all the whimsical folks out there who love experimenting with hair colors, fret no more. There are so many new formulas of shampoos in the market that don’t strip away your colors. Just choose a formula with less sulfate and you’re good to go.

Dry Shampoos Are A Lifesaver: Since you shouldn’t use shampoos while showering as they will wash away the color. You can’t just let your hair stay greasy. And here comes dry shampoos to the rescue.

Avoid Heat: This is not just about taking a hot shower but heating hair appliances too. Use a heat protectant serum, spray or, shampoo to shield the vibrant colors of your locks.

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Regular Hair Packs: Hair colors can damage the texture of your tresses making them dry and frizzy. So it is time to introduce a protein-packed nourishing mask for your locks. Mix 1 egg with 2 tbsp of mayonnaise and apply to the hair concentrating on the tips. Wash off after 45 mins with cool water and color protectant shampoo. Use this pack once a week to maintain the smoothness and coruscating colors that reflect your youthful spirit.

UV Protection Is A Must: The harsh rays from the sun can fade both natural and artificial hair colors. To maintain the color and texture of your hair from those rays, try out UV protectant hair sprays or serums. There are also some such products that come with many vitamins in them. Vitamins not only nutrify the hair but also repair the damages that have been incurred.

Eat Healthily: Whatever we put into our diets is reflected in our overlook appearance. There are some foods you can consume to maintain the health and nourishment of your hair.

It’s pretty obvious that the maintenance of texture and vibrancy of colored hair will cost just as much, if not more, as it did to dye them. But it’s very important nonetheless. Otherwise, you’ll just be wasting your money coloring your locks in the 1st place.