The easiest way to maintain hair color for men

Hey, men! Here’s how to make your hair color last longer -- so you don’t have to keep taking another trip to the salon.

So you’ve found your best hair color, the one that not only suits your skin tone and lifestyle but also makes it seem like you didn’t put in too much effort on getting your hair colored. But how do you maintain hair color for men?

If you don’t want to take constant trips to the salon to maintain your hair color, here are essential hair care tips to keep your color looking fresh through the months.

Essential hair color tips for men

man with undercut and colored hair
How to maintain hair color for men. Credit: Dvora.

Step 1: Gently wash your hair

Remember this: vigorous hair washing can be bad for your hair — especially color-treated hair. So pick a shampoo that is gentle on your scalp and formulated to help strengthen your hair, such as the Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo.

Step 2: Condition your hair

It’s so easy to skip conditioning your hair. But if your hair is colored and you don’t want it to fade easily, a good conditioning mask is your best friend as it’ll add a protective layer along the strands of your hair. This protects the color from getting stripped by the water and the sulfates in your shampoo. We suggest adding TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask to your hair care routine.

Step 3: Don’t rinse with hot water

Skip the hot water showers and rinse your hair with cold water. This ensures that your hair remains moisturized through the day as the cold water closes the hair cuticle and seals in the moisture from the conditioner.

Step 4: Blot your hair to dry

Don’t just rub your hair dry. Rubbing your hair between your towels increases friction and heat on your hair cuticles. This makes it easier for the hair color to rub off or fade. Instead, just blot your hair, air dry, and style your hair.

So go ahead! Don’t be afraid to experiment with hair color. As long as you have a good hair care routine in place, it’s easy to maintain the color without constant trips to the salon.

Editor’s Tip: Constant coloring and styling your hair may lead to dandruff due to product build-up. So care for your hair with Clear Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. Its formulated with Bio-Nutrium 10 which activates scalp’s natural protection layer and helps keep your hair cool for unstoppable dandruff-free freshness.