Red Dye is Most Susceptible to Color Loss : Red hair colors tend to fade faster because they have the largest molecules. The molecule size makes it more difficult for red dyes to penetrate deeply into the hair, thus they dissipate more rapidly. So when going for a red hue, be sure to have your stylist use hair color that maximizes high_definition color results with minimum stress to the hair’s cuticle. Shampoo Your Color_Treated Hair Less Frequently : To prevent water from washing away your vibrant color, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your color_treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your color last longer and help maintain health in your colored hair.
A surprising number of testers revealed a dirty secret: stripping down when coloring to avoid staining clothes. If that's not your style, wear an old button_front shirt or robe that way, you won't have to lift anything over your head when it's time to rinse. You can also lay down garbage bags instead of covering surfaces with towels or sheets, which can soak through and need washing. Keep your chapstick handy : There's nothing worse than ending up with stripes of color on your forehead. Rather than using a goopy salve to protect skin from dye, glide a clear solid lip balm along your hairline, Hill says: "Its small size makes for concise application."