How to Extend Hair Colour & Prevent Fading

How to Extend Hair Colour & Prevent Fading

Are you tired of your hair colour fading too quickly, leaving it dull and lifeless? With these expert suggestions, you can prolong your hair colour's life and worry less about early colour loss. You will discover everything you need to know to extend hair colour life and keep it looking bright and fresh for longer. Let's dive into how you can preserve your stunning colour-treated locks.

How to Make Hair Dye Last Longer

Incorporate Colour-Treated Hair Care

To enhance the longevity of your hair colour, start by opting for a colour-safe hair care routine. Using shampoos, conditioners and styling products specifically designed for colour-treated hair can help maintain the vibrancy of your colour. These products are designed to be gentle on your hair while giving it the maintenance and protection it needs to keep the colour vibrant.

By establishing a colour-safe hair care routine with iluvia’s Complete Colour Lock System, you can ensure that your hair dye lasts longer and remains in optimal condition.

Colour Lock Shampoo

It's crucial to start with the correct shampoo for hair with colour treatment. To preserve the colour of your hair, use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo – the Colour Lock Shampoo. A micro-emulsion system in the pH-balanced product cleans the hair to prevent breakage, frizz and dryness. Most importantly, it stops colour bleed and degradation, keeping colour vibrant and preventing fading.

Next, the Colour Lock Mask is intended to reduce frizz and encourage colour stability, particularly in cases where the hair has been lightened or bleached or if it is porous, damaged, or mechanically compromised. With thorough conditioning, this treatment minimises colour bleeding and stops oxidative fading of hair colour.

The Hair Protection Serum, which is infused with Argan, Olive Squalene and Baobab Oils, is the final step. The serum shields hair from UV rays, and moisture-induced environmental damage. Moreover, it protects hair from heat damage and humidity when styling. The serum also protects hair from free radical damage, which is known to destroy molecular bonds and fade hair dye, in addition to its other protective qualities.

Protect Your Hair From Harsh Sun Rays 

To further protect your colour-treated hair, another essential tip is shielding your hair from the damaging effects of UV rays. Wearing a cap or utilising products with UV protection will help shield your hair from the detrimental effects of the sun's harmful rays, just like sunscreen protects the skin. By taking this extra step to protect your hair, you can help maintain the vibrancy of your colour for longer.

iluvia’s Hair Protection Serum mentioned above protects the hair from damage, breakage and dryness caused by UV rays, amongst its other qualities.

Limit Washing Your Hair

To extend hair colour life, it's important to restrict washing your hair as much as possible without it becoming too dirty. Over-washing can remove the hair's natural oils that help to keep your colour vibrant. This leads to hair colour fading faster than intended. Washing your hair only once or twice a week can help preserve your colour’s longevity. 

Check The Water Temperature

Hot water isn’t ideal for hair for various reasons, but it is particularly harmful to coloured hair. Warm water causes the hair's cuticles to open, releasing colour molecules and reducing the brightness of the colour. This is why it's crucial to rinse your hair with cold water after conditioning and shampooing it. The cold water will help to seal the cuticles, conserving the hair dye and maintaining its life.

Keep Your Hair Safe From Chlorine

If you’re planning to go swimming this summer but you colour your hair, you should protect it from the pool. Pool water contains high concentrations of chlorine. While chlorine disinfects the water and makes it safe for swimming, it also damages the hair. Known to draw the natural oils out from the hair, chlorine can make your hair brittle, dry and dull. What’s more, it can bind to the hair dye, drawing the colour out faster than expected.

So, next time you go swimming, remember to try these simple steps. First, rinse your hair in clean water to saturate it. This way the chlorine-filled water won’t get absorbed into your hair. Second, apply a hair serum that creates a protective barrier around your hair strands. And third, wear a swimming cap to limit how much your hair gets exposed to the water. Lastly, once you leave the pool, make sure to wash your hair with colour-treated hair care products.

Shield Your Hair From Heat

Using a flat or curling iron and blow dryer too often can also damage and open the cuticle layer of your hair, allowing colour molecules to escape. Before styling your hair, always apply a heat protectant, such as the Intensive Hair Care Serum and Hair Protection Serum. They will shield your hair from the damage caused by exposure to high temperatures.


Intensive Hair Care Serum
Hair Protection Serum

Adding these expert tips to your colour-treated hair care routine can work wonders in extending the lifespan of your hair colour. There are plenty of ways to keep your locks looking fresh and vibrant for longer and preserve your stunning colour-treated hair. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in having fabulous hair colour.

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