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If anyone has been following me for some time on any social media you’ll know I’m a huge fan of fun coloured hair, it has been quite the process along the way in which but I found it super fun going from my black box dye hair colour to my current reverse ombre pink to dark pink.
I have a superb band about 3/4 down in my hair that’s permeant pink so I can only play with the purples, blues and pinks until it grows out but I’m still having fun.
I wanted to share a couple tips of mine that I use to maintain my colour lasting slightly longer in between salon trips since it may be quite costly, especially if you find yourself starting from the worst spot… box black dye!
These are terrible photos but I’m not photogenic so here we go…
Just a number of the colour’s I’ve had 🙂
First things first, everything always depends upon hair type/diet/the dye itself/how much effort you might be willing to place into it and naturally since everything is a little bit different for everybody so there could be some differences for others but this what I find is straightforward and mostly common sense.
As well I exploit Color Intensity | Joico Semi Permanent as my brand as I absolutely love their color selection, price and that their product is definitely made to fade into beautiful colors so when you are attending to the purpose you need your hair done it’s really only your roots that won’t be looking so nice.
1- Wash as little as possible!
2- Wash with cold Water
3- No Clarifying Shampoo’s
4- Salon products
5- Use less heat styling
6- Vibrant color + a lot sun = faded hair
1. No you will not become the smelly girl with dirty hair that no one wants to be around, however the less you wash the longer your color will last, I usually only use this method for the first couple weeks because I really enjoy my vibrant colors to go to the pastel without having to do anything in between since I heart my Joico products and the gorgeous way they fade.
While dry shampoo continues to be a must in my books, I am able to make use of baby powder more once the color is lighter and that i find it’s a bit better since alcohol in products isn’t good… I know I do know everything has some in it that we or at the least I exploit however it helps to switch it up just a little.
2. YIKES! Cold water… honestly when it’s -30’C here I am just cringing as I HATE being so cold and the cold water in your head doesn’t feel nice but it really works! DO IT!!! 🙂
3. NO Clarifying shampoos!! Stay clear. While they’re excellent to make use of especially if you are one to use a lot of hair products, no less than try to limit your use if you’re feeling you NEED this. I honestly maybe use one once a month and that’s after my color is more faded so it doesn’t effect a lot or strip too much color out.
4. Salon products are needed… I am an enormous drug store fan as I find so many great products which can be my go to’s from there but with a couple things I will use my Salon brands. This may be whatever works best for you. I’m currently using Joico’s Color Endure Voilet Sulfate Free Shampoo because it is helping keep my blonde from going brassy and dark blue ombre hair if you do have purple hair and ran out of dye I have tried the little trick of putting this on your dry faded almost blonde hair and it actually does add slightly purple back in when you let it sit for 10 minutes, clearly it isn’t ideal but a stylist mentioned it to me once so I gave it a try!
So I say use a salon shampoo you want, when you have reverse ombre like myself or full on bleached hair and need the purple shampoo use the one that works best for you. I switch between this one and Redkin’s Color Extend Shampoo.
This is a big part of having colored hair (did I mention mine is super fine and straight ) I exploit Olaplaex like it is lipgloss… I’m a lipgloss addict btw! I am lucky enough to have a stylist who might help me out with giving me a Olaplex No.2 Treatment while I’ve bleach on my roots. It is AMAZING!!! I will do a post on it soon. It isn’t magic but if you employ it regularly yo will notice your color lasts longer, softer hair, less breakage and just throughout more shine! This product helps rebuild what the bleach has broken to my understanding. Again I will write up a post, it’s so worth using!
In case you are unable to afford dark blue ombre hair the No.2 treatment since they’re pricy in salons, you may purchase No.3 that you utilize at home. It isn’t a hair masque but it should help repair damage. I use it at the very least once per week and sleep with it in my hair, than shampoo and condition the next day and my gosh is my hair soft!!! Using Olaplex, my favourite deep conditioner, and a hair masque on occasion ( i also sleep in) has helped a lot with the damage to my hair from bleach as well as keeping the color in.
5. Everyone knows heat styling is just bad. So try to use slightly as possible though I like my curled more when it is faded and the colours are just blending together so sometimes I’m bad and use my curling wand more often, can’t always be an angel right I attempt to blow dry my hair on cool to low heat. If you’re lucky to be able to air dry that is ideal!
6- Summer sunny days, we love them but our hair hates it! I sadly live where the summer doesn’t seem to exist much so this doesn’t apply to me an excessive amount of but if I am on holiday’s I sometimes come home with some super faded hair which is disappointing sometimes. I don’t know anything.
dark blue ombre hair