We’ve all been there. You’ve recently dyed your hair with a fresh new color and you’re living your best life. But after a week, your hair starts looking dull and the color fades – don’t panic! With the right care, we can get our locks shiny and healthy again, and maintain perfect vibrant color.
Boost shine and color with a hair gloss
If your hair is looking faded and dull, the best way to get it looking shiny again is with a regular hair gloss treatment. Our Glaze Super Gloss acts like a tinted moisturizer for your hair, depositing a boost of color whilst nourishing hair with Babassu oil. Super Gloss creates a protective barrier on hair, deeply hydrating to prevent color from fading whilst also adding a touch of color intensity. The result is extraordinary softness, a mirror glaze shine, and gorgeous vivid color making it the perfect way to care for your colored hair and keep it looking healthy.
Super Gloss comes in 10 shades – 9 natural colors and one sheer, ideal if you’re rocking a funky color or multiple shades. Super Gloss can also act as a color corrector, with our blonde hair glaze neutralizing brassy tones to get you back to your most beautiful blonde shade.
Use sulfate-free hair products
Sulfates are used in many hair care and beauty products, including shampoos and conditioners. The purpose of sulfates is to create foam and lather when we wash our hair. They also act as detergents, attracting both oil and water to wash away dirt and grime. The reason sulfates can be bad for us is that sometimes they are too good at washing away oil, and they can strip our hair of its natural moisture, leaving it dry and brittle. It can also strip away our color, leaving it dull and faded.
You should try to use sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, and other hair care products to keep your hair color vibrant and shiny. Glaze Super Gloss is completely free of sulfates and other harsh ingredients, including ammonia, peroxide, parabens, and silicones. That means it won’t strip your hair of its natural oils or color, and it’s gentle enough to be used in place of your usual conditioner!
Wash less frequently
You should avoid washing your hair every day if you want to keep your hair shiny and the color vibrant. Even using sulfate-free shampoos will cause your color to fade a little. You’ll be washing away the natural oils that keep your hair moisturized, plus a little bit of color will fade every time you use shampoo. You should aim to wash your hair every two to three days, if possible. You can keep your hair fresh in between washes with a color-safe dry shampoo.
If you find that your hair is too greasy to leave it that long between washing, you can try mixing some of your shampoo in with your conditioner. This should remove the excess dirt and grease but will be much less abrasive on your color.
After you’ve first had your hair dyed, you should wait between 48 and 72 hours before you wash it with shampoo. This will give the color plenty of time to set in your hair.
Wash with cooler water
When you do wash your hair, use lukewarm or cooler water. Hot water will open the cuticle in your hair, allowing the color to wash out. You should aim to shampoo with lukewarm water, to allow the dirt to be removed and to let the product penetrate the strands, and then rinse your conditioner with cool water. This will close the cuticle, sealing in all the moisture, nutrients, and color, leaving you with super shiny, vibrant hair.
Minimize heat styling
Heat styling can make our hair dry and brittle, which can make color fade. So, wherever possible, you should put down the heat stylers and let your hair dry au naturel. When you can’t avoid heat styling, always ensure you use a heat protection spray or oil to keep your hair protected from the extreme heat. These products will keep hair moisturized whilst you style, keeping strands smooth and helping to keep color locked in.
Protect hair from UV rays
UV rays can damage our hair just like they can damage our skin. So, make sure to keep your luscious locks protected from the sun. This doesn’t mean you can’t get outside to enjoy a sunny day! When you do, use a UV-protective spray or leave-in product that contains SPF, or take this opportunity to wear a stylish sun hat or hair scarf.
UV rays can dry out our hair as well as fade the color, so be sure to keep up with your regular deep conditioning treatments if you’ve been outside on a bright day.
Avoid chlorine and saltwater
The chemicals in chlorine will cause our hair color to fade or change shade. Blonde hair can get a green tint and darker colors can lose their shine. If you regularly go swimming, use a protective leave-in conditioner and wear a swimming hat to help keep your color vibrant. Always make sure to rinse your hair after swimming to remove any chemicals or salt water and keep your hair shiny.