We all know that hair color is not a permanent application. However, do we know the answer to the question, “how long does hair color remain in your hair?” Different people give different answers to these questions. For some, the hair color remains for a week or 10 days. For some, the color stays for 2 months! Do you want your hair color last longer than before? Follow these 3 simple tricks right away:

 Basic changes to washing

Don’t wash your hair daily if you want your hair color to last long. As long as your hair is clean and smelling good, you don’t have to wash it daily. Frequent exposure to water can make the colors fade quicker than before. Washing your hair once a week, is ideal for making the color remain in your hair for a long time.

While washing, never use hot water as it can damage your hair follicles and make the hair color fade soon. Get into the habit of using lukewarm or cold water for washing off your hair when you choose to shampoo-wash. The temperature toning down doesn’t apply only to water, but to your hairstylist tools as well. Hair irons, curlers, etc. should be used at lukewarm temperature only.

 The Preventive Action

Prevention is always better than cure, isn’t it? You can prepare your hair better for application of hair color by making it as clean as possible. You can use a gentle, clarifying shampoo for washing and a moisture-retention hair pack the day before you apply hair color. This mask can be made from a mixture of many oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, etc. Get a hair-cut to trim the split-ends or uneven edges. This will help you in uniform application of hair color.

 Deep conditioning is a must

Regardless of whether you use Indigo Powder for Hair or any other hair color cream, you have to condition your hair very well for the color to last long. It is highly recommended that you deep-condition your hair once in a week before you wash off with a gentle, shampoo that is exclusively meant for color-treated hair.

Hair color contains a lot of chemicals that can dry your hair; therefore, deep-conditioning your hair with oils and other nutrients is a must to retain your hair’s health. Ensure that the mask stays in your hair for at least 30 minutes, before you wash it off in cold or lukewarm water with a gentle shampoo, for best results.

As you can see, making basic changes to your conditioning and washing can help you make the hair color to stay for a longer time than before. For the deep-conditioning, you can make use of home-made masks made from a combination of various oils or you could buy a store-bought hydrating hair mask. The aim is to retain as much as moisture in your hairs to combat the dryness that the hair color would have caused you.

 Use hair colour protection gel 

Color fades away when you wash your hair often so one of the best ways to make it last longer is to pamper your color-treated locks with products formulated for coloured hair. It will make a difference in the longevity of the colour and the long-term health of your hair. Investing in color-protecting hair  gel on color-treated hair can help protect the color and add shine, volume and luster. Avoid using products that are made up of Paraben, harmful chemicals.

For the purpose of nourishment to the hair and scalp to keep it healthy and make your hair stronger and delay the onset of colour and hair fall I recommend Indus valley bio organic colour protection aloe vera gel. The natural ingredient like almond, wheat germ, aloe vera and argon keeps hair colour shiny and nourished. The presence of Aloevera  keeps your hair colour stays for long term. It helps to nourish coloured damaged hair and protect your hair tresses from harmful UV radiations and pollution.

Apply the dab of gel to your hair and scalp from roots to tips. You’ll be left with softer, shinier hair.

As you can see, making basic changes to your conditioning and washing can help you make the hair color to stay for a longer time than before. For the deep-conditioning, you can make use of home-made masks made from a combination of various oils or you could buy a store-bought hydrating hair mask. The aim is to retain as much as moisture in your hairs to combat the dryness that the hair color would have caused you.