This is not exactly a Hayley-related question but I think this is blog is a little more than that... it's a fashion blog! So I'm gonna ask it anyway xD In your opinion, how often should color treated hair be washed? And what special care for colored hair? Thx
Ive had color treated hair for almost 5(?) years, and my answer has always been whatever the person feels like. If you want your color to last as long as possible I would suggest using dry shampoo and washing hair (with water) every other day or every three days. Personally I don’t like waiting three days to wash my hair unless I am just staying home which isn’t the case for me.
What I do for dry shampoo is I use suave dry shampoo because it is cheap and I apply it to my roots the night before (because I always aim too close and it sprays white all over my roots). Let it sit for a few minutes then brush it though my hair. It stays white but that is why I do it the night before, because when I sleep my hair will produce more oils and the white stuff will fade as it absorbs the oil. When you do wash your hair don’t use hot water. It doesn’t have to be super cold, but the hotter the water is the more the color will fade. Also there is shampoo for color treated hair, GET SOME.
To be honest though, I dye my hair every 4 weeks. That isn’t possible for a lot of people because they’re super busy or they go to the salon and get it done (and thats super expensive). I don’t bleach my hair I just use a higher developer to get my hair lighter and then I use red red hair dye with a red booster (yes red red) and sit it on my roots for 15-20 minutes and then drag it through the rest of my hair and wait another 5 minutes before rinsing it out. I spend about 8-10 bucks on hair dye a month (at Sallys Beauty), and I wait every 3 months to get it cut at a salon. This is a personal preference for me, everyone is different.
If you do bleach your hair, it might be a bit more difficult to continue to dye it as much as I do because bleach damages your hair. However there are some things you can do to “refresh” your hair between colorings. Usually when you bleach your hair to dye it a color people use vegetable based dye which means you can stick it in your SHAMPOO or CONDITIONER and it will actually recolor your hair a bit every time you wash. It can be a bit messy so what I’ve seen people do is they stick it in their deep conditioner and deep condition once a week to keep it vibrant (then they wait 6-8 weeks to bleach their roots). Warning to stick it in your shampoo or conditioner it has to be vegetable based, if you use(d) a developer it is not vegetable based, you will need a developer for the color to appear.
I’m sorry if my grammar sucks in this semi-essay, I just wanted to get the answer up for the anon as soon as I could. I will be glad to answer any other questions to the best of my ability.
-Hayley Fashion Helper (ParamoreAddict)