Hair Coloring Q&A: How Often Should You Dye Your Hair?

We always have numerous people with concerns about their hair and some of their most interesting questions are those about hair color. Since our color series half done, we would like to take care of some of your most important concerns about hair color before you rush out to buy that box of hopes and dreams. Everyone, us included, loves hair color and all the options just like you. As always there are a few things you need to understand to help you make the bestconsumer decisions. Here are some most frequently asked questions about hair coloring and the answers to help you with your decisions!

How Often Should You Dye Your Hair?

If your scalp is not sensitive or irritated and your hair is strong, go for it! If you do have weak or damaged hair, use a semi-permanent hair color to get the color you want for the time being and condition with a hair reconstructor to get your hair ready for the next dying. Depending on how fast your hair grows, permanent touch-ups are usually needed every four to six weeks. If you start to get zebra stripes, get the dye job done—you have waited too long!

8 More Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Dying

1. Should I shampoo before coloring my hair?

Naturally occurring oils in your scalp and hair help the coloring process. When your hair is dyed, the best results occur when your hair is able to absorb the dye. By not washing your hair for at least 24 hours before your coloring will allow the hair to absorb more color.

2. How do I perform the allergy test?

For your allergy test, use the bend of your elbow because it is sensitive skin that will let you know quickly if the dye product will irritate you. Clean a quarter-sized area with soap and water and dry it completely. Use a plastic utensil to apply a few drops and immediately reseal your bottles. Let it dry and wait for 48 hours to see if there are any reactions.

3. When to start timing hair dying application?

Be sure to have everything you need before starting the coloring process;only in this way, each step is completed correctly and your timing will be more effective. You should start the timer when you have applied all the dye and are sure the dye has been evenly applied, so you will have a more even saturation and the processing time will be more effective.

4. How long should I wait to wash my hair?

Once you have washed your hair color, you must wait for minimum of 24 hours to fully cleanse it again, which will let the color set properly. Also, you must use shampoos that are suitable for color-treated hair, which usually contains UVA/UVB filters to protect color from fading.

5. How often should I wash my hair after hair dying?

Once you have waited at least 24 hours after dying, the dye will still slowly be washed away. Try to shampoo only three times a week to keep the dye in your hair, which will also allow natural oils to protect your hair. The deeper colors of dye wash out easily, so be especially careful if you use intense colors of dye.

6. How long should I wait before re-dying my hair with a different color?

When changing the colors in your hair, it is best to let the last color to grow out completely. This will allow your hair to absorb the new color more easily. If you mix the old color that is still in your hair with a new one, you will end up with an odd tinge.

7. How to keep dyed hair from becoming dry?

Whether your hair is dyed or not, heat styling tools will damage your hair if used too frequently.If you do not allow your hair to repair itself between colorings, it will become more dry and fragile. Use deep conditioners and modify your beauty routine if needed. Take a couple of days a week to go aunatural to help keep your hair healthy.

8. How to stop roots from showing after a week or two?

The best defense against roots is the way you color your hair. Be sure to saturate the rootscompletely and apply in small sections. Once applied, use a comb to be sure the dye is evenly applied and as close to the root as possible. If these tips don’t work, consider going a shade darker to keep your color from growing out.

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