Any ideas on why certain areas of my hair fade much faster than other parts?by JL1109Posted 2 years, 12 months ago
Recently as per advice from people on this forum I colored my hair using punky color in plum. I absolutely loved the color it was gorgeous. It lasted for about a week and a half before I had a beach vacation and was constantly in and out of the oceans and pools, sat in the sun for hours at a time, and washed my hair constantly. It had actually faded to a rather pretty color so I decided to keep it. After a couple a days I realized that the front had faded almost completely back to blonde but the back was still a vibrant light purple. So I mixed some of the dye with a white conditioner to get the front to match the rest of the color which worked well for about a week until it faded back to blonde so I'm a little annoyed. I was wondering if something caused the front to not take dye as well as the back? All of my hair was bleached to the same level and the dye was left on for the same amount of time, it has had equal exposure to the salt water and shampoo so why does it not last as long? The only thing that is different is because of the was I wear my hair the front gets more sun exposure and I tend to run my hands through the front of my hair. This is the first time I've dyed my hair so I'm wonder has anyone else had a similar problem or what I'm doing wrong, or how can I fix this if it is fixable. I will try to upload some photos soon.
by ZombiiPosted 2 years, 12 months ago
It probably has to do with the sun exposure. The sun can suck most of the fantasy color out of my hair in a matter of days if it's a lot of direct exposure. There are different UV protection sprays you can buy for hair, but it usually makes the hair a little crispy (like hairspray). There're also shampoos and conditioners with UV protectants (they say it on the bottles, usually in really big letters), but I don't know what kind of SPF they give/how long before they wear off. The best idea is just keeping your hair covered with a hat or stay under a big beach umbrella.
Alternatively, even though everything was done all the same, it's still possible for hair to process at different rates and for certain sections to be overprocessed when other sections aren't. If your hair is dry, use a moisturizing conditioner; if it's fragile, use a protein treatment (and then moisturizing conditioner: never protein without moisture, too much protein can make hair break). It's also a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo before dyeing, to make sure to remove any products/oils/etc that could interfere with the dye taking.
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