How to Prevent your Hair Color from Fading

You know that “I just walked out of the salon with perfect color and feel great” feeling? Then you know that disappointment when your hair color starts to fade and look less vibrant and amazing than when you first got it done.

Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can slow the fading process down – even if you can’t prevent it completely – these things will help keep your hair color looking great for longer!

Don’t Wash Everyday

If you can, go two or three days without shampooing your hair. Instead use a combination of dry shampoo and creative updos to allow for longer time between washes. This will help prevent shampoo from striping the hair color and cause fading. This brings us to the next point…

Choose the Right Products!

Don’t use regular products on colored hair if you want the color to last. Specially formulated color-protecting products will help restore moisture and maintain the hair color for a longer period of time while avoiding ingredients that will strip the color.

Protect your Strands

UV rays can penetrate the your hair cuticle and oxidize, or bleach, the color. So opt for a hat or a leave-in conditioner or spray with SPF protection. There are tons of products in a variety of price ranges that have UV protection for you hair.

How do you prevent your hair color from fading? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

Hot Head: How these Celebs will have you Reaching for the Red Hair Dye

Red is the rarest hair color. That is why when you see someone with red hair you can’t help but stare at how bold and gorgeous it looks. Have you ever thought of going red? Due to the fact that red hair dye washes out and fades really quickly, it is definitely a high-maintenance hair color, but we think it is totally worth it for those drool-worthy, statement locks!

We love how many celebrities are donning this hot hue. Here are some of our faves!

Bryce Dallas Howard


Drew Barrymore



Lily Cole


Kate Mara


Florence Welch


Emma Stone


Amy Adams


Jessica Chastain


Lana Del Ray



Christina Hendricks

Who is your favorite celeb with red hair? Have you ever tried the color yourself? Let us know via the comments box below!