How To Make Hair Color Last Longer

How To Make Hair Color Last Longer

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There’s nothing better than the feeling of walking out of a hair salon with fresh, glossy highlights. It’s no secret that getting your hair dyed isn’t exactly cheap (not to mention very time-consuming!) so it’s understandable you’d be frustrated when your hair color starts to fade quickly, giving way to a brassy look you’re not exactly crazy about.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make hair color last longer—or if color-safe shampoo can help—you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about how to make your hair color last longer.

How to Maintain your Hair Color, Step By Step

First things first: What can you do to make your hair color last longer? Here, Dr. Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD, CEO and Founder of AmberNoon, provides a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Choose a color-treated hair shampoo

This will help maintain your hair color when you do wash your hair, Dr. Ilyas explains.

Step 2: Reduce the frequency of shampoo use

“Find a balance between your hair needs for cleanliness and reducing the exposure of your hair to the pH changes that can trigger a loss of hair dye,” Dr. Ilyas suggests. “This process may include consideration of use of conditioner without shampoo for some hair washes.”

Step 3: Use conditioner

According to Dr. Ilyas, a conditioner can protect the hair by almost placing a sealant over the surface of the hair follicle.

Step 4: Consider a UV-protecting finishing spray

If you have significant UV exposure, Dr. Ilyas says a UV spray can help. “Remember these are not necessarily protecting your scalp from UV exposure but they may help protect your hair from the breakdown of hair dye that can occur with UV exposure,” she explains.

How Long Should Color Last in your Hair?

All hair color is going to fade at some point, right? But how long should it last? It varies, according to Dr. Ilyas. “There are two ways that hair dyes become less effective over time. The first way is that as your hair grows out, the roots show with your original color making the hair dye less noticeable,” she says. “The second is that the hair dye naturally washes out over time or is impacted by UV and other light or heat sources. For most people, roots will take about six weeks to really show and warrant a touch-up. The time frame for hair dye to fade can vary depending on how the hair is managed in terms of frequency of washes, type of shampoo, and hair products used.”

Do you need Special Shampoo For Colored Hair?

Browse any drugstore aisle and you’ll be met with tons of different shampoo options. But if you’re hoping to maintain your color for as long as possible, how much does it matter that you buy shampoo for colored hair?

The answer, according to Dr. Ilyas, is yes. “The goal of shampoo for color-treated hair is to maintain a pH that allows your hair to hold onto its pigment and to avoid stripping color with harsh detergents that can strip the cuticle and the color along with it,” she explains. “If you do not use a color-treated shampoo you will need to color your hair more frequently since your hair simply will not hold the color as long.”

What Is Considered Color-Safe Shampoo?

If you see a “color-safe” label on a hair product, it typically means that it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals that cause hair color to fade. Color-safe shampoos usually don’t contain sulfates, for example.

Choose The Right Color-Safe Shampoo For Your Hair

When shopping for a color-safe shampoo, Dr. Ilyas says it’s important to note that pH does matter.

“The pH of shampoos does matter. There is some research that suggests that the pH of shampoos can cause or make our hair more susceptible to breakage,” she explains. “Our hair needs an acidic pH to make it less susceptible to frizz and friction against other hair follicles that can result in breakage.”

In fact, she says, one study showed that 75% of salon shampoos had the right pH compared to only 38% of drugstore brands. “For color-safe shampoos, pH is even more important to maintain the integrity of the hair color. For this reason, I tend to favor brands that specifically state that they are for color-treated hair and consider spending a bit more on salon-favored brand names. Hair dye is an investment of money and time so it is worth maintaining it.”

What Is the Best Shampoo For Color-Treated Hair?

If you want to maintain your color, you might consider investing in Rodan + Fields’ Volume+ Regimen, which is a three-step regimen designed to boost thickness, repair damage, and minimize hair fall. It’s also great for color-treated hair as it doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens, or dyes.

Other Tips and Treatments to Keep Your Hair Color

In addition to using a shampoo specifically geared toward color-treated hair, Dr. Ilyas says she finds that heat protectants and leave-in conditioners can play an important role in retaining hydration and a sealant-like effect on hair.

“Hair dye is depositing itself in the scales of the cuticles of the hair follicle,” she explains. “The actual structure of the hair shaft itself may not be what you think. The surface of a hair follicle is actually not smooth, it is scaly. This plays a significant role in considering how hair products and hair color work by lodging within the scale of these follicles. Recognizing this can help you understand why maintaining hydration and protection of the hair shaft can also protect the color.”

Browse Our Products and Find the Best Shampoo For Colored Hair

Rodan and Fields’ has a handful of sulfate-free hair products that are perfect for color-treated hair. These include:

Rodan + Fields’ Volume+ Regimen (mentioned above).

Rodan + Fields’ Smooth+ Regimen, which is safe for color-treated hair while also improving shine and decreasing frizz.

Refresh+ Dry Shampoo, an excellent dry shampoo option for color-treated hair when you need a quick fix.

While hair will grow out and dye will inevitably fade over time, you can take steps to preserve your color for as long as possible. And a color-safe shampoo is a great start.

*All referenced results are based on an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study.

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What Is Dry Shampoo?

What Is Dry Shampoo?

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For many people, dry shampoo is a savior of sorts: When you don’t have time to wash your hair, it can give your hair that squeaky clean look in just a few sprays. But what is dry shampoo, exactly, and how are you supposed to use it? Is dry shampoo bad for your hair? We talked with experts—Here’s everything you need to know about what dry shampoo does, how to apply dry shampoo, and so much more.

What Is Dry Shampoo?

First things first: What is dry shampoo, anyway? According to Brian Moore, a board-certified dermatologist and Dermatology Advisor at Illuminate Labs, dry shampoos are basically alcohol- or starch-based products that cut the grease and oils in the hair without washing it.

“Some dry shampoo products deliver their agents through a spray, while others provide tinted powder to match hair color,” he explains.

How Does Dry Shampoo Work?

Dry shampoo works by soaking up the excess oil and grease in hair. “This gives the hair a fresher smell and cleaner look,” Dr. Moore says. “Dry shampoo can add volume by coating the hair fibers with starch or color products, almost like makeup.”

What Is the Difference Between Dry Shampoo and Regular Shampoo?

Board-certified dermatologist Erum N. Ilyas, CEO & Founder of AmberNoon, explains that Shampoo traditionally works via surfactants that attach to oils in your scalp with a hydrophobic end, and they are washed away by water.

“Dry shampoo is technically not ‘cleaning’ your hair in this traditional sense,” she adds. “Since water is not used with dry shampoo, these products focus on using alcohol or corn starch to soak up extra oils in our hair to give it a temporarily ‘fresh’ look”.

Is Dry Shampoo Bad for Your Hair?

No, the occasional use of dry shampoo is not bad for your hair, according to Dr. Ilyas. “For some people, these products can help manage hair types, hairstyles, and busy schedules, buying a little time between hair washes,” she says. “But dry shampoos cannot take the place of regular shampoos simply because they are not playing the same role in a hair care routine. Dry shampoo can reduce the appearance of excess oil on the scalp, but the oil is still present and adhering to alcohol and starches. These will need to be washed out with routine shampoo to avoid product residue buildup.”

What Are the Benefits of Using Dry Shampoo?

Dry shampoo is incredibly convenient.

“Some people find that excess hair-washing contributes to hair tangling and hair breakage and try to reduce the frequency of hair-washing,” Dr. Ilyas explains. “Hairstyles that are intended to last days or weeks at a time may benefit from the use of dry shampoo as well.”

Dr. Ilyas also adds that time, money, and effort can go into creating certain hairstyles or even blowouts, and washing with these styles will devitalize the look too quickly. “Dry shampoo use can give some wiggle room to avoid excess hair washing,” Dr. Ilyas notes. “And people who exercise regularly and sweat routinely can benefit from dry shampoos to avoid excess hair washing that can overdry the hair.”

How to Use Dry Shampoo On Your Hair

To use dry shampoo on your hair, Dr. Moore recommends holding the bottle about six inches from your scalp and only spraying as much as needed. “Then, massage the scalp or run the fingers through your hair to make sure the dry shampoo gets spread evenly and can’t be seen,” he says. “In general, it should only be sprayed on oily areas. To avoid extra dryness or static, avoid spraying the ends of the hair.”

When Should You Use Dry Shampoo?

You should use dry shampoo if:

  • You want to preserve a blowout or other hairstyle
  • You exercise a lot
  • You don’t have time to wash your hair
  • You need an easy, convenient pick-me-up for your hair

Dry Shampoo: Before and After

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What Is the Final Purpose of Dry Shampoo?

The final purpose of dry shampoo is to give hair a clean, fresh look and feel without going through the often time-consuming process of washing it.

Find the Best Dry Shampoo at Rodan + Fields

For a high-quality dry shampoo, try the Refresh+ Dry Shampoo, a lightweight dry shampoo that balances the scalp and absorbs excess sweat, oil, and odor so you can keep your hair refreshed between washes. This dry shampoo is suitable for all hair types and includes chamomile extract, rice starch, and ozone-friendly repellant.

Dry Shampoo FAQs:

Is dry shampoo liquid or powder?

Although it may not be obvious, the substance that comes out of a dry shampoo bottle is a powder that’s often based on corn or rice starch.

Is it better to use dry shampoo on wet or dry hair?

As the name implies, dry shampoo should be used on dry hair. If you use it on hair that’s even slightly damp, it can clump at the scalp—probably the opposite of the effect you’re hoping for.

How long should dry shampoo sit in the hair?

After applying dry shampoo, you’ll want to wait for one to two minutes before you brush it out so it can absorb the grease.

Should I dry shampoo before or after showering?

You don’t want to use dry shampoo directly before or directly after showering—it’s supposed to be used between washes.

Should I use dry shampoo at night or in the morning?

While you can use dry shampoo at any time of day, it may be helpful to use it at night because your hair will have time to absorb it and look fresh in the morning.

*All referenced results are based on an 8-week U.S. clinical and consumer study.

Learn more about Rodan + Fields  and how you can get your most radiant skin ever.

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