How to stop fadingPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi quick question anyone have any tips to stop fashion colour from fading so quick below my roots. I love my hair colour but it seems to fade first just below my roots a hair dresser friend said it's because we shampoo roots and the colour strips there quick but any tips to prevent it from happening so quick would be great thanks
by blu123Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Try not to wash it too often. Wash with cold or cooler water - hotter water opens the cuticle of the hair and leaches more dye out. Try out some dry shampoo.
by AndyaPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Confused a little because in my mind there is nothing below the root. The root is the base of the hair follicle by the scalp.
The nature of semi-permanent color is to be semi-permanent and fade. Fading of the color can be slowed but not stopped. Even found permanent hair color from a box will fade very slowly.
Items to slow down or inhibit the fading of hair color are avoid the sun, because the sun is a natural lightener of hair. Wash the hair less frequently or less often. Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools, because the chlorine will help strip color from hair. Wash the hair with very cold water. Hair is like a pine cone. In cold the pine cone closes the platelets and holds onto the seeds and in very cold water the platelets/cuticle of the hair close and help hold onto color. In a forest fire, hot conditions, the pine cone opens the platelets and the warm air/wind lifts and carries the seeds to other parts of the forest. With very hot water the platelets/cuticle on the hair opens allowing color to be more easily removed from the hair.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
by Jude StaffPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
If the mid-lengths and ends are fading faster than the roots then there could be a problem with the hair being over processed and unable to hold the colour.
Shampoo, sunlight and heat are the main contributors to fading, so wash it as infrequently as possible, avoid strong sunlight and keep heat styling to a minimum.
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by lucyblue84Posted 11 months, 1 week ago
I think you mean that the section of hair after the root is fading fastest, if this is the case then it's going to be because of inaccurate bleaching.
I'll explain what I mean: you bleach your roots (or your whole head of hair) and then after a while it grows out and you need to bleach your roots again.
When you have put the bleach on your roots you have overlapped onto previously bleached areas and in effect given that band of hair after your roots a double bleaching.
So when you put your colour all over your hair it is fading fastest from that band of over bleached hair because it is more damaged than the rest of your hair.
Theres not much you can do other than get a very skilled hairdresser to bleach the rest of your hair to match that band so that you get even fading.
Hope this helps xx