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3 Tips For Preserving A Bright Hair Color

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It can be a lot of fun to try something new with your hair. You can do this by dying it a bright color, such as pink, red, purple, blue, or green. The only downside is that when you dye your hair a bright color, it is known to fade pretty fast. However, there are certain things that you can do to try and help preserve that bright color for as long as possible. This article will discuss 3 tips for preserving a bright hair color. 

Wash Your Hair With Cold Water

Because hot water opens up your hair follicles, it can cause your bright color to fade at a very fast rate. So, instead of using hot water to wash your hair, it can be a good idea to use cold water instead. The cold water is less likely to rinse out the color, because it doesn't open up your hair follicles like the hot water does. It instead keeps them closed and locks that color into place. Now keep in mind that this doesn't mean you have to take an entirely cold shower, it simply means that you will need to have the water on cold when you are shampooing and conditioning your hair.

Use A Color Safe Shampoo And Conditioner

Another great way to reduce the amount of fade in your bright hair color is to use a color safe shampoo and conditioner. These shampoos and conditioners are very mild on your hair and don't contain any harmful chemicals that will strip your hair of it's color. These shampoos and conditioners can often be bought at most stores that sell hair care products, but to find the best quality products, you may need to shop for them at a salon. When coupling the color safe shampoo and conditioner with the cold water, your bright color is going to last quite a bit longer. 

Go As Long As You Can Between Washes 

Perhaps the best thing that you can do to preserve your hair color is going to be to go as long as you possibly can between washes. Avoiding water and cleansers on you hair altogether, for as long as possible, will greatly lengthen the time that your hair looks bright and vibrant. In order to go longer between having to wash your hair, you can spray dry shampoo into the roots of your hair to coat the grease, and you can wear a shower cap to protect your hair from the water when showering. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Five60 Salon.