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Preserving color tips?

So I'm off to get my hair colored tomorrow (yahoo!) and I'm going for a dark violet red. I know red tones fade fast and I want to try and preserve the color as long as I can. Any tips on how I can keep it from fading? Thanks Smiley Happy

Re: Preserving color tips?

Hair looses color faster when your hair is damaged, so make sure you do deep conditioning treatments, and mask that help protect color. Also Ask your stylist to do a glossing treatment or Glaze. They go by different things and they help add an extra layer to keep your hair color from fading so fast.

Re: Preserving color tips?

Kerastase Chroma Captive Shampoo and Conditioner and their Chroma Thermique to put in before you blow dry.Smiley Happy


Re: Preserving color tips?

I've been going red for years, and here's my best tips:

  • Don't shampoo for several days- wait until you feel like it's driving you nuts.
  • Day #1: Just wet your hair, allow any residual dye to rinse out.
  • Day #2-Day 3 or 4: Just condition
  • Use color conserving shampoo, and shampoo once for every 3 or 4 days
  • Use lukewarm or cold water on your hair

The biggest thing is not to shampoo out the color.

Re: Preserving color tips?

Wait 24-48 hours after getting your hair done to wash it

Purchase a sulfate free shampoo

only shampoo 2-3 times per week

when you do shampoo and condition rinse out with cold water this will seal the cuticle thus preventing color from fading as dramatically.


If you are looking for a sephora product i'd recommend something like this... 


i also try and let my hair dry naturally ( if i have time for this) and then blow dry on a low setting. 

Cover up your precious locks in the sun.

And stay away from the pool! Chlorine is a red heads arch nemesis! 


I also like to use a coconut oil treatment once a week it adds dimension and brightens color treated hair!


hope i could help


Re: Preserving color tips?

@beautylovingirl Thanks! Where can you buy it? Or is it online only?

Re: Preserving color tips?

Thanks for the tips! Smiley Happy They'll really come in hand!

Re: Preserving color tips?

Cat588- If you have any higher end salons near that carry these you can get them in salons if they are Kerastase  Authorized retailers but also you can get it at and also get three samples with your purchase. Smiley Happy These Chroma products hold color 40 days and give incredible shine.Smiley Happy

Re: Preserving color tips?

beautylovingirl- Awesome! I'll definitely have to check for them! Thanks! Smiley Very Happy

Re: Preserving color tips?

I just dyed my hair that color yesterday!


Definitely try to wash as little as you can to prevent fading. Try shampoos designed for color treated hair and without sulfates. And make sure to deep condition to keep hair shiny and healthy. I reccomend L'oreal's Everpure line, it works great and is on the cheaper end of the spectrum!

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