Did you finally decide to give into your instincts and color your hair? We’re guessing it’s a yes if you’re reading this article. The next question that pops into your mind is ‘How do I make this color last?’ Don’t worry, because we’re here to save the day! Read on to find out how you can make your colorful strands stay bright and vibrant for a longer period of time. 

Water you doing?

We can’t deny the fact that a hot water shower is one of the best ways to relax after a long day. But your hair might not have the same opinion as you do. Hot water strips your hair as well as your skin off the moisture. It also opens up the hair cuticles, stripping off the newly applied hair color faster which makes it look dusky and dull. Although if you still wish to take a hot water shower because who doesn’t? Don’t forget to wear a shower cap to protect your colored hair.

Bye-bye styling tools

You read it right, unfortunately, you’ll have to give up on using straighteners, curlers and any other heating tools if you wish to retain your gorgeous tresses. Stay away from these tools for at least the first week after you apply hair color. The heat escalates the color fading process and you definitely don’t want that to happen.

The key is to lock the color

It’s time to bid farewell to your favorite hair care products. A small investment goes a long way. We recommend that you find shampoos and conditioners which are salt, sulphate, silicone and alcohol free. The Paradyes Color Care Conditioner is a safe bet and what’s more you ask? It’s vegan and cruelty-free! The color locking formula will ensure that the color doesn’t bleed. And the best part is that it’ll also provide moisture and keep your hair frizz free. 

Revamp your routine

Instead of shampooing everyday or even making your hair wet daily, we suggest you space out your hair wash routine. Shampoo your hair once in a span of 7 days and if you feel like your hair is getting oily, you can opt for a dry shampoo as well. The trick is to wash less and use more dry shampoo throughout the week. Another thing to keep in mind is that the shampoo should be applied only on the roots and not the lengths. And lastly, having a conditioner in your color care routine is a must. It’ll not only help you lock in the color but also leave your hair feeling soft and silky after a wash. Remember that it all depends on your hair porosity and how well your hair can hold the dyes so it's important to know your hair well.

Block out the Sunlight!

Just like your skin, sunlight can also harm your multicolored hair. Don’t forget to carry a scarf or a hat when going out during the day. Keep a head cover handy if you’re planning to go for activities like hiking up a mountain or taking a stroll on the beach with the sun at its peak. It might be a fun adventure for you but not your freshly colored hair! 

Touch ups made easy

With Paradyes hues, you can do a touch up at home as soon as your color starts fading. Yes, it's that simple! An even better idea would be to deposit a different color and get a brand new look. If you wish to keep experimenting with various shades then keep in mind that warmer tones can be applied over cooler tones but not the other way round. 

For a long lasting hair coloring journey, follow the steps mentioned above and never again will you have to worry about the color fading too soon!