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Save Money by Making Your Hair Color Last Longer

By Edited Dec 20, 2013 1 1

Your typical hair color at the beauty salon cost more than $75. Stretch out the time between visits and use these tips to save money by making your hair color last longer.

Things You Will Need

clarifying shampoo
water purifier
swim cap

Step 1

Pre-wash with a clarifying shampoo to make your hair color last longer.

Prior to hair coloring, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove hair product buildup to make hair color penetrate deeper. Hair that is often styled with hair products such as hairspray, gels, or mousses often leave build up over time on your hair. Even the environment you live in can attribute to build up such as the minerals from hard water, the chlorine from a pool, and etc. Clarifying shampoo removes this build up so that you can have a clean start before you color your hair.

Step 2

Pick a permanent hair color to make your hair color last longer.

Permanent hair color such as Garnier 100% Color Vibrant Colors don't rinse out, but fade over time. An obvious color line at the roots defeats the purpose of looking more youthful with hair color and will cost you money with more frequently touch ups.

Step 3

Wait 48 hours after coloring your hair before shampooing to make your hair color last longer.

Hair dye needs times to set into your hair strands.

Step 4

Install a water purifier in your shower head to make your hair color last longer.

Most tap water contain chlorine. If you ever spend any time at the pool, you would know that chlorine bleaches your hair. Consider wearing a swimming cap to minimize your new hair color from chlorine the next time you are in the pool.

Step 5

Use hair styling products to make your hair color last longer.

Like chlorine, the UV rays from the sun also bleaches your hair color. Consider wearing a hat if you are going to be outdoors for an extended period of time to protect your new hair color from the sun.

Step 6

Apply a conditioning mask once a week to make your hair color last longer.

The extra hydration of a conditioning mask makes your hair strands stronger and less prone to environmental damage that causes fading. Or consider putting on hair conditioner until your swim cap to condition your colored hair while you swim.

Besides saving you money, making your hair color last longer also prevents it from excess damage from frequent hair coloring. And excess hair damage does not make anyone look younger.

Tips & Warnings



Jan 3, 2011 7:05am
These ideas sound so logical when written down in front of us. This should help all hair color users. thanks thumbs up
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