Here Are Easy Ways To Keep Colored Hair Looking Healthy And Shiny

Make your dye job last!
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Flaunting your newly dyed hair can give you a natural high, especially if it's dyed a shocking bright or pastel color. However, maintaining the color and overall health of your locks can take so much work. You have to use special products for them and regularly go to the salon for color touch-ups. It can be pretty overwhelming, especially if it's your first time to have dyed hair.

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Read on for some handy tips to keep your dyed tresses healthy and shiny!

  1. Wash your hair less frequently.

    Washing your hair every day can quickly fade its color, so buy yourself some time by washing it either every other day or every two days. 

  2. Use lukewarm water in the shower.

    When it's time to wash your tresses, it's best to use lukewarm water. Cold AND hot water strip your hair of its color. The hair cuticle becomes open, and the color fades away as you're shampooing and conditioning.

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  3. Choose the *right* shampoo.

    Using the right shampoo can work wonders for maintaining your hue! Invest in a sulfate-free shampoo to keep the dye vibrant. Sulfates strip off your hair's natural moisture and oils, which can lead to fading.

    If you've gone blonde, use a sulfate-free ~purple~ shampoo. The purple tones will counteract the brassiness of your bleached hair and maintain its icy, cool color.

    BeachBorn Classy Not Brassy Purple Shampoo, P350, BeachBorn

    L'Oréal Serie Expert Silver Shampoo, P720, HairMNL

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  4. Refresh with a dry shampoo during no-wash days.

    If your hair is feeling a little icky on your no-wash days, refresh your tresses and scalp with a dry shampoo. It will absorb odor and oil, and it will add a bit of volume and bounce to your locks.

    Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo, P995, Lush



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  5. Mix a semi-permanent dye with your conditioner.


    If you have pink, purple, or red hair, try adding a bit of your dye to your conditioner. This practice will retouch and revive the color of your locks.

    Manic Panic Classic Semi-Permanent Hair Color (Pink/Reds), P800, BeautyMNL

  6. Soak your locks in a hair mask every week.

    Your hair gets ~fried~ by chemicals when you have it colored. It won't be a shock if your follicles become parched and rough. Treat your dyed locks to a hair mask every week. This habit will bring back your tresses' shine and volume.

    TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Conditioning Mask, P230, Lazada

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