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7 simple tips for how to make hair dye last longer

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“Why does my hair dye fade so fast?”. We know the pain of washing your hair and watching your colour slowly fade away. It’s like watching your money go down the drain! So, we’ve put together our top tips on how to make your hair dye last longer, including how to wash dyed hair without losing colour and the best shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair to help you fight the fade.

tips on how to make your hair dye last longer

Follow our dyed hair tips and learn how to stop hair dye from fading to maintain the vibrance of your strands.

1. use a coloured hair treatment

There are masks and treatments for coloured hair that help to extend the life of your colour. The fadeblock pre-shampoo colour seal works to seal the cuticle and balance the pH of the hair, keeping your colour looking vibrant for longer. This coloured hair treatment also helps to shield against chlorine, saltwater, and hard water.

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How to use: This is a pre-shampoo treatment, so make sure to apply to dry hair, let it sit for a minute or two, and then rinse.

2. avoid over washing hair

Washing your hair too often fades colour-treated tresses. So, how often should you wash coloured hair? We recommend washing no more than two to three times a week to help preserve your shade and natural oils. Luckily, perk up dry shampoo will be your new holy grail to help you get that freshly washed look between hair wash days.

3. choose your shampoo wisely

If you’re just using a regular shampoo in the shower, it’s time to switch to a colour protect shampoo.

So, what’s the best shampoo for dyed hair? Meet the vault colour-lock. Most shampoos are notorious for stripping colour, but not this one! Filled with UV filters and antioxidants, this colour protect shampoo gives your shade super staying power.

Blondes, silvers, and grays, wash your way to cooler hair with the bust your brass shampoo. Purple shampoo helps to keep dyed blonde, balayage, and gray hair looking fresh and bright. Our bust your brass collection banishes any unwanted brassy hues, helping to maintain your straight-out –the-salon colour.

4. don’t skip out on conditioner

As colouring is a chemical process, it can leave hair looking and feeling dry and damaged – and as you’ll no doubt know, dull hair = a less vibrant colour.

Keep your strands nourished by using a conditioner every wash following your shampoo. The vault colour lock conditioner is the perfect match for our colour lock shampoo. This creamy, colour preserving conditioner helps to maintain your shade and prevent dye from fading.

Condition and tone brassy hair with the bust your brass cool blonde repair conditioner. This purple conditioner is infused with ultra-violent pigments to counteract yellow tones, helping you to serve your coolest blonde or balayage hair.

 5. turn down the heat

Hot water doesn’t only dry out your skin; it decreases the vibrancy of your hair colour too. Hot water opens up your hair cuticles, releasing your precious colour.

Our top tip? Rinse shampoo and conditioner out with room-temperature water to help provide long-lasting hair colour. And, if you can bear it, give your hair a quick blast of cold water at the end to help seal the cuticle.

6. put away the hot tools

Hot tools can actually speed up the process of colour fading from your hair. That’s why we recommend limiting your use of heated styling tools, especially in the first few weeks after getting your hair done. If you’re going to use hot tools, try turning the temperature down to prevent the heat pulling the colour from your hair. And when you do bring the heat, be sure to use protection. The blockade heat defense serum shields coloured hair against damage caused by hot styling tools up to 450 °F/230 °C.

7. boost shine and moisture

Moisturised hair reflects light better and gives a high-shine colour. So, why not use a hair mask for coloured hair once a week to boost your vibrancy? The flash instant shine mask works in just 60 seconds (no lie!) to take your hair from dull to dazzling. It instantly seals the cuticles to lock in your colour while softening and hydrating for a silky, smooth finish.

How to use: Fine and oily hair types, use after shampoo in place of conditioner. Thick and dry hair types, use after shampoo and conditioner. Saturate from mid-lengths to ends, wait 60 seconds, and rinse.

-and those are our tips on how to make hair dye last longer. Shop our best shampoo for dyed hair and coloured hair treatments today.

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