How to keep your hair dye looking fresh

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Is your hair coming to the end of looking good after a dye job? Wondering how to let your true tone shine through without it looking bad?

Get it cut regularly

As you continue to get it trimmed, eventually the re-growth and natural colour will meet halfway. OK, it may not be a pretty sight, but the shorter you get it cut without chopping off too much length, the quicker the dyed colour will fade.

Merge with another dye

So this will work if the colour you've added isn’t drastic as you want the overall finish to be natural, and not one part of the head catching more dye than the rest. Pick a neutral colour as close to your natural tone and it’ll hide the true look until everything is back in place. While semi-permanent products do eventually fade you’ll be surprised by how much they catch and to avoid doing more damage, it may be the best option.

Alternatively you can pop a glaze or tint on to somewhat disguise the grow-out without making a big change overnight.

Read more on tips to colour your hair at home here

Treat it well

Use good quality shampoos and conditioners and be sure to use heat protection if you style your locks – the last thing you want is to have hair dye growing out and unhealthy looking hair. Masks can help give a good shine too and opt for styles that keep your hair in condition, which might mean ditching the looks you went for when your tresses were freshly coloured!

Make a better plan next time

If you were unhappy with how your hair looked once the colour faded, next time you hit the salon for a top up ask your colourist to come up with a finish that won't look bad after a few months or go for something low-key and easy to maintain. That may mean ditching your usual routine, but think of it this way; the longer a dye job lasts, the better you’ll look and the more money you’ll save!

More on leading rules on colour we thought you should know before you go ahead and dye your hair.

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