There’s one thing you should know before getting your next dye job: The best time to do it, especially if you’re aiming to look your best before a big event like the upcoming Chinese New Year.
So when is the optimal time? Education manager of L’Oreal Professionnel Singapore Dylan Sew shares that you should get that all-important session done one week before your event.
“This gives time for the colour to stabilise,” he explains.
FYI, if your hair is damaged, there’s a higher chance that your strands won’t be able to “hold” the colour for as long. But you can request for hair prep if your salon offers it. Ask if there’s a treatment that can be applied before your dye job to strengthen your strands, or if there are hair protection products that can be added into the dye.
Once your mane is freshly treated and dyed, how long the colour lasts is all up to maintenance.
Besides using colour care shampoos, masques and leave-in serums, there are some other things you can do to keep that colour vibrant for longer. Here, Sew shares three easy dos and don’ts to making your dye job last.
#1 Avoid scalp shampoos
Or any deep cleansing shampoos, for that matter – because they all work to strip the dye off your hair. For the same reason, avoid washing your mane 48 hours after getting a dye job.
#2 Don’t go swimming
With so many chemicals in pool water, your hair colour won’t just fade. In fact, the dye colourants could destabilise and your new hair colour might even change to an entirely different (and undesirable) shade. So don’t jump into the pool for at least two weeks after dyeing your tresses.
#3 Prep your strands
All that gorgeous (and costly!) colour is worth protecting. Apply some colour care serum on your tresses before blow-drying them, and before you leave the house. This also tames frizz and adds shine. Sew recommends the L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Colour Glow Oil.
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