How often should you color your hair?
We’ve all experienced a time when we just need a change. Whether you’re dissatisfied or simply bored with your current look, changing your hair color is a great way to mix things up and feel renewed. But how often should you color your hair? By keeping these basic hair color tips in mind you are on your way to a new look, while keeping your hair healthy and strong.
Work With Your Hair, Not Against It
It’s no surprise that your hair needs time to become fully replenished after being dyed. In between colorings, your hair needs nourishment, moisture, and time.
So How Long Should I Wait?
We recommend four to six weeks between each hair coloring session, but be sure to take a look at the instructions of your hair coloring kit for the best guidance. Putting some space between colorings will help keep your hair from becoming dry and weak.
If you’re focused on gray coverage or have a bold shade, like red or violet, you may need to color more often – but make sure you try to keep the color concentrated on your roots throughout most of the process. If you do want to refresh your ends, pull the color through to the ends during the last five minutes of your color session.
How To Strengthen Your Hair
During the four to six week period between your next coloring, take the time to revitalize your hair with some of the great conditioning products on the market today. There are some intense conditioners and masks available which help keep your hair looking shiny and healthy.
Using these products weekly after coloring can accelerate the recovery process of your hair, making your hair soft, sleek, and frizz free.
Choosing The Right Color
It’s important to think carefully about your hair color choice before you begin. Consider your skin tone, natural hair color, and objective. Also, make sure to follow the instructions by performing a skin allergy test first.