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Keeping Your Dyed Hair Vibrant and Healthy

Salon Dior specializes in using organic hair dyes and providing expert hair care for colored hair. As a stylist with decades of experience in organic hair dye, I want to share the biggest mistakes people make when caring for colored hair - and how you can avoid them.

Your hair is your crowning glory, so preserving the vibrancy and health of your new hair color is essential. Follow these tips to protect your organic hair dye, avoid dryness and damage, and keep your color looking rich for as long as possible.

Mistake #1: Overwashing

Frequently washing dyed hair strips away the hair's natural oils. This leaves hair dull, dry and prone to breakage. It also accelerates fading of organic hair dyes.

I recommend washing dyed hair just 2-3 times per week. If you have an oily scalp, use a dry shampoo containing rice starch between washes to absorb excess oils without stripping your hair.

Mistake #2: Using Hot Water

Rinsing with hot water opens up the hair cuticle, causing your hair dye to fade more quickly. Lukewarm water is best for retaining vibrancy. I also recommend using a leave-in conditioner after washing to close cuticles. Leaving hair dye molecules safely sealed inside preserves color.

Mistake #3: Harsh Shampoos

Sulfate-containing shampoos strip hair of moisture and accelerate fading. I advise using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner formulated for color-treated hair. These contain ingredients like sunflower seed extract to lock in hair dye.

Deep conditioning treatments are also key. I recommend applying once or twice a week.

Mistake #4: Heat Styling

Frequent blow-drying, curling, and straightening causes hair dye to oxidize and fade faster. It also makes hair prone to dryness and breakage.

When heat styling, always use a heat protectant spray containing argan oil. This nourishes hair and forms a protective barrier against damage from hot tools. Also, set your straightener to no higher than 300°F to avoid frying your strands.

Mistake #5: Infrequent Trims

Split ends spread up the hair shaft, making hair prone to breakage. This can rob dyed hair of vibrancy and shine. Get a trim every 6-8 weeks to nip damage in the bud.

This removes only a small amount of hair but eliminates split ends before they travel too far up the hair shaft. Regular trims keep dyed hair healthy and prevent your color from looking prematurely faded.

Mistake #6: Neglecting Your Scalp

A healthy scalp is key for optimal hair health and growth. Use a weekly scalp treatment containing menthol and rosemary oil to stimulate circulation and remove product buildup. Massaging hair oil into your scalp will also boost blood flow.

Bonus Tips on How to Take Care of Dyed Hair

  • Rinse hair with cool water after washing to close cuticles and lock in color.

  • Limit direct sun exposure which oxidizes hair dye - use hats and UV protection spray.

  • Swim in chlorinated pools as little as possible - rinse hair with fresh water after.

  • Wait 2 days after dyeing before washing hair for maximum color retention.

Common Dyed Hair Maintenance Questions

How long does dyed hair last?

With proper care, organic hair dye can last 4-6 weeks before fading significantly. Touch-up roots every 4-6 weeks for best results.

Can I use conditioner after dyeing my hair?

Yes, conditioner is important for hydration and detangling. Be sure to use one specially formulated for color-treated hair.

Does coconut oil help prevent fading?

Coconut oil coats the hair shaft to protect your hair UV damage and water penetration which cause fading. Apply a few times per week to prevent color from fading.

Does dyeing damage hair?

Organic hair dyes are safer than chemical dyes. But heat styling and washing too frequently will damage dyed hair over time.

What happens if you don't maintain dyed hair?

Lack of proper maintenance causes dyed hair to become dry and brittle. Fading occurs prematurely and vibrancy is lost. Regular conditioning is vital.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can keep your hair color rich, shiny, and healthy. Do you have any other questions about maintaining your organic hair dye? Feel free to reach out to our team of professional stylists to get the answers you need.


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