What You Need to Know About Hair Dyeing: Maintenance Tips & Tricks

All Things Hair | 22 September 2016

Keep your color looking vibrant for longer with these helpful tips.

Whether you have red hair, blonde hair, brown, black, or pink hair, you’ll probably know that maintaining the vibrancy of your hair color can be a pain. Although the process of hair dyeing can take hours, the achieved color doesn’t always last long, especially with brighter hues, which tend to fade quickly. But don’t worry, because we’re on hand to give you a few tips and tricks on how to maintain colored hair.

Tips and Tricks for Hair Dyeing Maintenance

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Hair dyeing tips and tricks for maintenance. Photo credit: Dvora

Tip 1: Use a shampoo and conditioner for colored hair.

It may sound obvious, but using a shampoo and conditioner that’s tailored specifically for colored hair can make all of the difference to its overall vibrancy. To keep your hair color looking fresh, use a system like TRESemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo and the TRESemmé Color Revitalize Conditioner every time you wash your hair. Formulated with Advanced Color Vibrancy technology, this formula can help you to keep your color vibrant for up to eight weeks.

Tip 2: Rinse your hair with cool water.

Showering with hot water won’t only lead to potential damage for your hair – it can also make your hair color fade faster, because hot water opens up the hair cuticle, allowing color to escape. To help maintain hair vibrancy, try washing your hair with cool water instead.

Tip 3: Always use a heat protectant.

Ideally, you should try to avoid heat styling altogether – embrace your natural hair and let them air-dry! But, ok: we know that’s not realistic for many. So, if you can’t fully commit to stepping away from the straighteners, use a heat styling protectant before using tools. Spritz a spray like the TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray throughout your hair to help protect your hair from heat damage.

hair dyeing tips and tricks for maintenance
Help to maintain your color vibrancy with these tips. Photo credit: Dvora

Tip 4: Avoid long sun exposure.

Sun exposure isn’t just damaging to your skin, it can cause havoc on colored hair, too. To help maintain your color for longer, try to avoid prolonged periods in the sun (sit in the shade if you’re outside), or wear a hat to protect your hair from UVA and UVB rays.

Tip 5: Indulge in a deep conditioning treatment

Once a week, treat your colored tresses to a deep conditioning treatment to help replenish the moisture lost during the hair dyeing process. Color holds better on healthy hair strands, so essentially, the better condition your hair is in, the longer your color will stay put. The Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask will work to repair damaged hair, while nourishing your hair from within.

Tip 6: Invest in a great dry shampoo.

Washing your hair less often will help your color to last longer, so try and cut down the amount of times you wash your hair. To keep your scalp looking fresh and oil-free in between washes, use some of the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo to refresh your greasy locks. Alternatively, styling your hair into an effortless messy bun when it starts to look greasy means you can leave it unwashed for another day: bonus!

Looking for more hair dyeing tips? Check out some of these basic steps before you color your hair.