When to Wash Hair After Coloring to Prevent Fading

Hairwash After Coloring

After coloring your hair, you must take proper care to prevent fading and preserve the color's vibrancy. Here are some guidelines

1. Wait for at least 24-48 hours

After coloring your hair, you should wait at least 24 to 48 hours before shampooing. This enables the color to penetrate the hair cuticle completely and set.

2. Use color-safe shampoos and conditioners

When you do cleanse your hair, use shampoos and conditioners designed for color-treated hair that are color-safe. 

3. Wash with cool water

When washing colored hair, use cool or lukewarm water, as hot water can strip the color and cause fading.

4. Avoid frequent washing

Attempt to avoid bathing your hair too frequently, as excessive washing can cause color loss. Aim for laundry every two to three days or as required.

5. Use dry shampoo

On days when you don't bathe your hair, use dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and maintain your hair's appearance without removing color.

6. Limit heat styling

Heat styling tools can also contribute to color fading, so limit their use or apply a heat protectant spray prior to styling.

7. Protect your hair from the sun

Exposure to the sun's UV rays can cause color fading, so when spending time outdoors, consider donning a hat or using hair products with UV protection.

8. Deep conditioning treatments

Regular deep conditioning treatments can help maintain the moisture and vibrancy of colored hair.

By following these tips and adopting a proper hair care regimen, you can prevent premature fading and prolong the life of your hair color.