How to Care for Colored HairIt’s true, coloring your hair is exciting and fun! If you are dyeing your hair for the first time you may not be aware of the basic maintenance that follows. Or maybe you have had your hair colored several times, but just haven’t researched pointers to make your color last longer. Either way, this advice is geared toward you. So, how do you go about caring for your new color and making it last as long as possible?


Here are some helpful tips to keep your hair healthy and make your color last longer:


  1. If you can, wash your hair less often. Every time that you wash, you lose a little bit of color. You also lose natural oils that help to condition your color-treated hair. So, washing your hair every other day or a few times a week instead of every single day can help your color last longer and maintain healthier hair. As a supplement, dry shampoo that is designed for colored hair can help you get through days without washing. There are even some dry shampoos that match your color!
  2. Wait to wash after getting your hair colored. If possible, wait 48-72 hours after getting your hair dyed to improve color retention.
  3. Use warm or cool water to wash your hair. Using hot water can strip the color out of your hair and allow the dye to be lost and color to fade faster.
  4. Use color-protecting products to ensure that the color lasts as long as possible. Some shampoos and conditioners are specifically made for shades and colors of hair. Further, look for sulfate-free products.
  5. Condition your hair every time that you wash to maintain hydration and keep hair healthy. Also, consider using a hydrating mask on your hair regularly to maintain hydration and health.
  6. Avoid over-styling hair. The heat from using curlers, straighteners, or dryers too often can affect the moisture in your hair, making it less healthy. Consider air-drying as much as possible or at least avoid hot styling tools for about a week after dyeing.
  7. Be smart when exposing your hair to chlorine. Either wear a swim cap, avoid getting your hair wet, or swim with conditioner in your hair. The conditioner creates a protective barrier to spare your hair from the effect of chlorine on the color.
  8. Opt to wear a hat for a couple of days after dying your hair to avoid initial fading or use a UV protective spray.


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9 thoughts on “How to Care for Colored Hair

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Cathy, you can definitely replace the formulas for Shampoo & Conditioner. A Customer Relations Liaison will contact you to better assist you with customizing Keranique to suit your needs ❤️

  1. Anne Hissett says:

    I just started using your products a few months ago, and had my hair colored for the first time yesterday. Do I still use Keranique shampoo and conditioner – as you suggested above using color-protecting products to ensure that the color lasts as long as possible.

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Anne, we have many happy and successful customers who have chemically and color treated hair! Our products are sulfate, dye and paraben free and are completely safe for color-treated hair. We recommend our Keranique Color Boost Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is scientifically formulated to deliver strand-saving moisture, decrease breakage and prevent your color from fading or washout. We can also customize this into your Keranique Hair System kit. I have sent a contact request to our Customer Relations team to better assist you with customizing your kit to work for you ❤️

  2. Donna Rhodes says:

    I am concerned with my hair color fading with hair washing, so does this product reduce this? Does this product increase hair growth as well, like Nioxin for color treated hair. I have been using this for years due to thining, but sometimes it is good to switch things up a little.

  3. Dee says:

    I have been using Keranique products for a few years but never realized they had shampoo an conditioner for color treated hair.

  4. Doris Sergent says:

    I will put into practice all the tips you gave on caring for color treated hair. I already avoid blow drying and heat . I always enjoy and appreciate all the tips you provide. Thanks again. Doris

    • Keranique Hair says:

      That’s great to hear, Doris! 😍 We are honored to be a part of your hair journey and can’t wait to hear about your results. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your products ❣️

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