I Want To Keep My Hair The Dark Brown Color I Dye It Without It Fading, How Can I?


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Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
 All hair color will eventually fade. Even permanent color.
 You should get at least four weeks out of a permanent hair color. It is very important to use a mild shampoo, because stronger ones, such as extra body shampoos will pull the color out faster.
 Even baby shampoo is strong because it is PH'd to the level of the eye, so that it neutralizes with the eye and causes no irritation there. But the hair and skin are a PH value of between 4.5 and 5.5 on the acid scale. The PH of the eye is much higher. You don't need a really strong shampoo to clense the hair because it really doesn't get that dirty unless you are a mechanic  or someone who works in grease everyday.
I wouldn't recommend that you use a shampoo for oily hair either, because most of them are too strong for color treated hair . 
   Purchase a shampoo that is made for chemically treated hair. L'Oreal makes a good one for color treated hair.
Also, if you are coloring your hair yourself, be sure to just do the roots first when retouching your color. Let the roots process for 15 to 20 minutes, then apply to the previously colored hair for no more than 10 minutes.
If you are coloring your hair by applying the color all over every time, then you are damaging your hair and causing it to become more porous, which will also cause the color to fade rapidly.
  The first 15 minutes of permanent hair coloring is lift. The second 15 minutes is deposit.
You need to realize that previosly colored hair will already be lifted and if you continue applying the color on the previously colored hair for the lifting process, it will become, dry, damaged, brittle and very porous.
  If this is the way you have been applying your color, you have length to your hair and have processed the hair too many times in this manner, then I would suggest you have layers trimmed, in order to get some of the damaged hair off.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Shampoo does wipe it out, permanent in this case means temporary.  you might try using those color enhancing shampoos- there are several brands available- I think Suave even has one.  also, cover your head when outdoors- the sun plays a big role in lightening your hair.
ronald jude Profile
ronald jude answered
Better go with a real permanent hair dye an then of course try not to shampoo as often
Murph Winston Profile
Murph Winston answered

It is impossible to keep your dyed brown color from fading out. You have to wash your hair, shampoo does wipe it out. And sunshine, air, or if you go swimming, all these thing speed the fading of your hair color.

You can only work on how to keep your hair color longer than usual. Remember to use mild hair products or designed special for colored hair.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You can use coloursplash hair color refresher from lavender Hill hair Color.  It keeps you hair color vibrant after you color it.  You can get it for brunettes at www.lavenderhillhaircolor.com
It is made by Hair Colorist to the Rich and Famous Tracy Hill.  She also has a great ebook called "Excuse Me Your Roots Are Showing" which has everything you need to know about hair color.

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