How to make Hair colour stay longer
Hair colour makes life a little more exciting doesnt it, but with the comes the question of how to ensure colour lasts for a long time.
Trust me when I say that this is a topic that is close to my heart as I have a dyed natural mane and it goes without saying that you cannot keep retouching colour as it makes your hair break.
Sharon Dorram a hair color expert interviewed by msn.com says that one of the main solutions is right in your pantry and in Zambia costs quite little and that Apple cider Vinegar.
She says : “Once a month mix one part apple cider vinegar with three parts water, and use the mixture to rinse your strands after your regular shampoo and conditioner routine. The rinse will freshen highlights and boost shine by removing the dulling mineral build up that's accumulated on the hair shaft.”
Use shampoos that state that they are for coloured hair and products that generally target weak, dry and damaged hair as these help restore your hair moisture and are not so harsh to your hair.
Do not wash your water in very hot water instead use luke warm water as it doesn’t strip your hair of its natural moisture.
Remember that the drier your hair is the faster it loses its colour and also breaks that’s why some people will complain about a dye making their hair break when the cause is lack of proper moisturising.
Try if you can to find a hair product that has sunscreen in it, if not then add some sunscreen lotion or oil to your leave in conditioner or to your hair product.
Try and skip shampoo washing as much as you can and instead have a co-wash that is washing your hair with a conditioner.
Use essential oils such as jojoba oil, grapeseed and rosemary oil to ensure that your moisture is locked in at all times.
Stay clear of chlorine, you know what it does to clothes! It bleaches them so trust it will bleach your hair too.
If you have no shower cap then ensure that you coat your hair with some shea butter before swimming and shampoo as well as deep condition it after you swim.
Remember that moisture is your friend so always add water to your oils and butters.
I love spraying my hair with rose water and then adding my oils and if i want to the butter or creams on top.
Also add some protein to your conditioner to keep your dyed hair feeling grateful.
Use plain natural yogurt or mayonnaise or both and mix into your conditioner (for dyed hair or for dry and damaged hair) and keep in your hair for twenty to thirty minutes then rinse off with lukewarm or cool water.
Drink lots of water , take vitamin supplements and eat healthily.