Hair Care Techniques

@ajlasent (485)
Philippines
October 6, 2012 11:06am CST
Hi everyone! I recently had my hair dyed. I have always wanted a streak of white hair against black but when I had it bleached, it was more like a yellow/gold shade. I didn't like it, so I dyed all of my hair red. Then I read somewhere that red is the hardest color to maintain for hair. Do you have any tips on how to keep hair color as bright as it was right after coloring? What are your other hair care tips especially for colored hair? :)
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3 responses
• United States
6 Oct 12
It's true. Red is hardest color to maintain because it fades so fast. If you want to keep the red, you're going to need to re-color it every few weeks. I've dyed my hair red before and I loved the color but it was such a hassle to keep up with it and it started to get expensive. What you can do that will work for a short time is to get some color-treated hair shampoo and conditioner specifically aimed toward people who have dyed their hair red. I always used the Pantene brand. If you did your own hair at home, it will be much cheaper to continue to use box-dye and do it yourself. Getting it done at a salon will not make the color last any longer and it is a lot more expensive. Good luck! =)
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
i can relate to the getting it done at the salon part. haha! yikes! from now on i'll do it at home... i've seen the pantene brand shampoo and conditioner for colored hair, although now i haven't been seeing them anywhere when i look for them. .
• United States
6 Oct 12
I usually did mine every 4-6 weeks and yes it's true that doing it too much can dry your hair and make it brittle and easy to break. In 4-6 weeks your hair should not grow out too much that the roots look too bad, but if they do you can always a buy a root touch up kit and take care of those if you need to. I always bought my Pantene from WalMart. Aussie is a good brand for color treated hair too. If you can't find anything at your local market, you can always try a beauty supplies store. The products there are a little more expensive, but they work just the same.
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
I see... maybe I'll go dye my hair again after I get my pay from the job I have. haha! :) thanks for the tips! There's a segment on my hair which i had bleached and this needs special attention. it's dryer than most of the hair.. do you know of any natural remedies for this? I heard olive oil works well. Have you tried it?
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I like having fun experimenting with different hairstyles and yes, i do color my hair once in awhile if i feel there is a need to change it. I've done copper red colour also and it was nice, although it wasn't that visible because my original hair color is black so, my hair dyed can only be visible when my hair had is facing or reflecting a light source or in broad daylight. I figured how to solve my problem and i did dye my hair twice and it was the same color Copper red, it was more visible now and i always use hair polishing cream after blow drying it so that it will have a shiny finished look.
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
I just recently colored my hair a week ago, still red but it fades so quickly. x_x maybe i'll use some other brand next time... I have the same experience, the color can only be seen when out in the sun. not too god for photos indoors. haha! how quick in between did you color your hair? didn't it dry out? polishing creams are great! i find that they also keep the moisture in too.. :)
• Philippines
16 Nov 12
When i had my hair colored, usually i let it sit for about 30-50 minutes so that it will really stick-in to my hair roots. Also, you might want to consider blending two hair dye at the same, try experimenting colors and lastly, you can ask people in the cosmetic shops regarding hair shades. :D
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Oh, I haven't thought of mixing.... won't that be dangerous? Do I need to use and mix the same brands? :D Thanks for this idea!
@riyauro (6430)
• India
6 Oct 12
Yes very true. hair dyes make hair rough and it needs proper care when dyed. I have not dyed my hair anytime but I do apply some masks for the hair once a while. I have seen shampoos and conditioners especially for dyed hair. I think that will be good one. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
I have tried the masks you mentioned. :D There's one brand which really works well for me.. Sometimes even if hair isn't dyed, they need some extra love... hihi! thanks for your response! happy myLotting!
• India
14 Oct 12
I think riya apply oil daily on hair is good for remove the rough hair means for soft hair oil is must. Now most of the women not like to apply the oil on hair. Ajlasent you should wear the scraf not only in summer season but also in all season.
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
I apply oil to my hair once in a while. :D But I don't wear a scarf too often. It tends to make me feel very hot and uncomfortable. .