Last year I posted about the hair colour I use. After dying my hair again last night I decided to do an update with a few extra tips. As you can see in the photos from today, the colour when first applied is really dark. If you look at the photo in the left-sidebar on my blog, that’s the colour it is after a few days and remains so for a couple of weeks.
The annoying thing about temporary colour is that you have to redye it much more often than with more permanent dyes. The good things being that it is much better for the health of your hair and the choice of colours is great. I wash my hair everyday, if you’re lucky enough to have the kind of hair that doesn’t need washing so often then obviously your colour will last a lot longer than mine.
Over the past year or so I’ve learnt a lot about keeping hair colour bright. If you want more information on the actual dye it’s in my previous post.
Heat is bad!
Using dryers, straighteners or any other heat on your hair will make the colour fade much faster. The same goes for washing, the hotter the water, the more dye it takes with it when you wash.
The better condition your hair is in, the better the colour looks. I used conditioner especially for coloured hair and also a leave-in conditioner a few times a week. If your hair is smooth and shiny the colour looks brighter than if it’s dull and knotty.
I never really use any products in my hair except conditioner. One of the reasons for that is that they too can contribute to fading hair colour. Lots of products, especially hair spray, have alcohol in them and that is not good for colour.