Always prepare your hair

If you want good, long lasting hair even after you’ve got it coloured, you ought to prepare for the damage many months in advance. This includes ensuring that your hair is well-nourished and hydrated. Step up your oiling and hair mask game at least 2 months before you plan on dyeing your hair. Also, get regular trims and avoid heating tools.

Always bank on right dyes

A good quality hair dye which is sulphur free will go a long way in maintaining the health of your hair. If you are lifting the color with bleach, ensure you get the right developer for your hair color.

Wait before you shampoo

Don’t wash your hair for at least 48 hours. This is a mandatory step for anyone wishing their hair-color to last more than a week. Ideally, wait as long as you can.

Color-treated hair should always be cared for with mild shampoo and conditioner

Most shampoo and conditioner bottles will state if they are designed for color treated hair.

 

Wash you hair in the coldest water you can stand

Not just the first time, but all the time. Hot water dries out hair and skin, leaving it dull. Cold water will not only help you keep your color but also helps you keep your hair’s health and shine.

Dyeing is a repetitive process

Your hair shaft is delicate, and should only be dyed once a month or so. Any sooner than that and it will be prone to breaking, splitting, tangles and straw-like texture.

Hope these tips help you when you dye your hair!