Easy Life Hacks to Keep Your Hair Dye Vibrant

These tips will keep your hair dye looking fresh and vibrant for the longest time possible.
Juliet_WilcoxJuliet_Wilcox
Feb. 7, 2020
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Dyeing your hair is one of the most fun forms of self-expression out there. It’s a quick way to get any look that you want. Some people love going wild and putting every color of the rainbow on their heads, while others love transforming from brunette to blonde. For example, Paramore singer Hayley Williams was so inspired by colorful tones that she launched her own vegan hair dye brand. Whichever your style may be, keeping up with your hair after you dye it can seem intimidating. There are tons of different life-hacks out there to help you master the art of keeping your dye job looking vibrant for months to come. We’re sure that one of these will work for you!1. Cut down on washing your hair. Many people swear by washing their hair three times a week. This keeps the natural elements that hold the color in your hair strong. All shampoos contain chemicals (even the organic ones) and weaken colorful tones after some time. It’s worth it to invest in specialty shampoos for dyed hair if longevity is your goal. Also, to keep your hair color looking fresh, try not to shampoo every day.2. Use cold water when you rinse.Nobody likes cold showers. Your whole shower doesn’t have to be cold, but turn the temperature down when you rinse out your hair. Hot water opens cuticles by default, which ends up making the dye fade quicker. On a similar note, keeping your time spent rinsing to a minimum is a good idea. Water naturally strips dye a bit. Rinsing it with just water won’t make your color fade completely, but it does contribute slowly over time.3. Be sure to understand where to shampoo.It’s important to make sure your whole head of hair is clean. Typically, when we shower, this means covering every inch of it with shampoo. However, when your hair is dyed, it’s more sensitive. If only part of your hair is dyed, try to keep the shampoo towards the root. You can still shampoo the ends as well. It’s still a good idea to keep it towards the roots. This strengthens them as well. Dye weakens your hair a little bit, so keeping the roots strong keeps it looking voluminous.4. Think about your conditioner.Investing in a good conditioner is another good way to keep your dyed hair looking fresh for a longer period of time. Much like with shampoo, there are specially formulated conditioners for dyed hair. These have a balance of the chemicals needed to wash your hair as well as keep the dye vibrant. Conditioning masks are also good to consider. They’re designed to soak into your hair for a longer period before the final rinse.5. For bleached hair, try purple shampoo.Purple shampoo has made quite a big wave the past few years. People are finally starting to catch onto its benefits for bleach blonde tones. The purple pigments are distributed to even out any brassy or orange tones. Scientifically speaking, it’s opposite to yellow on the color wheel. Don’t expect instant results though. You will probably notice a slight change after your first use. But, the real magic of purple shampoo takes a few uses to kick in. It’s exceptionally helpful for people who dream of that ultra-tricky silver fox look. 6. Do your research before using a particular brand of hair dye.Not all hair dye is created equally! It’s tempting to get the cheapest options from a local beauty supply store or even on a Target run. However, if you’re serious about keeping this color for a longer amount of time, consider investing in a better brand. Professional hair stylists love Wella. It’s affordable on the shelves for an at-home job, but it retains the same quality as if you were in the salon chair. Also, ask your regular stylist for their recommendations!7. Diet affects everything.We’ve all been told forever that our diet has a lot to do with how our whole body functions. Our hair is no exception to this rule. It may be hard to imagine that what you eat impacts your hair at all. It’s just like with the skin. Diets high in oils and fats tend to make skin more oily and prone to breakouts. Protein promotes strong keratin. When you dye your hair, you need to be extra careful about keeping it strong and protected. Especially if you are going to be dyeing it a few times over. This will help prevent it from looking brittle or breaking.8. Consider taking vitamins.Along these lines, supplements are available to strengthen key vitamins in your hair. Keratin supplements are a great place to start. Multivitamins also sometimes contain hair-strengthening elements. Biotin is also an essential vitamin for hair strength. Tati Westbrook, a beauty guru with over 9 million followers, runs a company called SugarBearHair. Her brand focuses on natural ingredients that emphasize healthy hair. It made waves within the beauty community for its quality and dedication for healthy hair. While this brand is on the more upscale side of things, there are other options. Most stores like Target and Walmart sell hair-specific vitamins on their shelves.Hair dye can be immensely rewarding. It can rejuvenate your spirit in ways that not many other things can. Self-expression is the key to a happy and healthy life. Everyone deserves to feel like their most authentic self. The only downfall to hair dye is how quickly it seems to fade. Understanding how it works can help you keep your dream color for as long as you want. Hopefully, these tips have expanded your knowledge on hair dye for the next time you’re ready to embark on a colorful journey. 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