- The duration of the Splat hair dye depends on many factors.
- According to the manufacturer, the permanent Splat will last on your hair for 30 washes. If you choose the semi-permanent Splat, it’ll last 20 to 25 washes.
- For that to be real, you need to follow a strict hair care routine and consider the texture of your hair.
- If you bleach your hair, the fiber will be more porous. So, the color will last less because the higher the level of porosity, the lower the color retention power.
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Oh, the duration of hair dyes is such a topic!
There are so many “she says, he says” that it’s impossible to summarize a conclusion in three sentences.
Do you know why?
Because dyes are like cars: they depend on the care of the person who drives them.
You can buy the best brand new car in the market, designed with the highest technology.
However, if you drive it along a road full of stones at three hundred kilometers per hour, take it to the beach when it is not made for it, and you don’t look in the rearview mirror every time you park it, that new car will be ruined in a few months.
The same thing happens with Splat hair dye, whether permanent or semi-permanent. If you want them to last longer, you’ll have to work at it. And be prepared, because the work will be hard.
I give you an example.
Three months ago, one of my nieces colored her hair pink using Midnight Rossetta semi-permanent Splat dye.
She was happy because, as she has light natural blonde hair, the color turned out to be very intense, and it lasted over twenty washes. A miracle?
No, there are no miracles in hair.
The color lasted so long because she washed her hair twice a week. She used dry shampoo in between to keep her hair clean but away from water.
She also added an army of sulfate-free products and reduced the use of flat iron.
However, do you know what would have happened to the pink color of Splat dye if she hadn’t made all those changes?
It would’ve faded to pale pink in less than five washes. And I’m not exaggerating.
My niece had another advantage: she hadn’t bleached her hair to apply the dye. So, her hair fiber retained the pigments much longer.
Are you willing to take care of the color you get with Splat dye like a brand-new car?
Then, keep reading, because I’ll tell you:
- Duration of Splat dyes under best conditions
- Why does Splat dye last less on bleached hair?
- Relationship between color and duration of dye
Are you ready? Press the accelerator to make your color last longer.
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Duration of Splat dyes under best conditions that will only depend on you
Splat hair dye has two presentations. The permanent dye lasts approximately 30 washes. The semi-permanent dye lasts 20 to 25 washes.
Both durations are informed by the manufacturer and under the best conditions, which are seldom found in real life.
- Because many people dye their hair and continue using their regular products. And that’s a mistake.
When you color your hair, whether it’s semi-permanent or permanent, you must use sulfate-free products. Sulfates wash off the coloring pigments.
When that happens, your color will look duller and, above all, much less intense.
- But also, if you wash your hair every day, the color will last less because pigments are removed with every washing. Therefore, you will be decreasing the color intensity until it finally disappears.
- Finally, the abuse of heat tools.
Did you know that the sun’s rays have bleaching power on hair?
Now, transfer that heat, multiplied by ten, to the plates of the flat iron. Remember that you use it two or three times through your colored hair.
Can you imagine the effects of that heat on your colored hair with a Splat hair color?
No hair color is ready to withstand the heat without consequences. They’ll be the loss of color in your hair.
So, whether you choose a semi-permanent or permanent Splat color, the aftercare will be the same.
The difference is that permanent hair color will resist a few more washes when you use developer because it fixes to the inside of the hair fiber. Meanwhile, the semi-permanent dye will last fewer washes because it’s deposited on the hair’s surface.
However, if you want it to last the longest, you’ll need the same care routine with both permanent and semi-permanent hair color.
What happens if I bleach my hair? Will the color last longer?
It really depends on your hair. Why?
Because bleached hair went through bleaching, a chemical process removes the natural or artificial pigments from the hair. The hair suffers that chemical process.
How does it show the suffering?
By drying your hair out and making it highly porous. When you bleach your hair, the cuticles in your hair fiber get lifted, and many of them break.
What happens to high-porosity hair when you apply Splat color?
It quickly absorbs the color’s pigments. But don’t smile so quickly, because the bad news is that it can’t retain the pigments.
Therefore, the color lasts less.
Now, bleaching will be necessary if your hair is dark and you want to wear a pastel color. In this case, I must also break your illusions because pastel colors also last less.
So, if your hair is damaged, bleached, or porous, I recommend applying a permanent Splat color if you want the color to last longer.
It’ll be hard for it to fade because it contains ammonia for the color to set in the hair fiber.
If your hair is badly damaged, damaged, or has high porosity, Splat hair color will last less, just like any other hair color.
I’m sure your head is still spinning, right? That’s good because there’s one more factor to consider when it comes to the durability of Splat hair color.
Can you imagine what that is?
The choice of color for your Splat hair dye also influences timings
The color of the Splat dye you choose will be a determining factor in durability. Why?
Because the more pigmentation it has, the longer lasting it’ll be.
That is one of the first things we learn in colorimetry at the hairdressing academy. Therefore:
Some of the longest lasting colors are: The medium duration colors are: The colors that will fade faster are: The lighter the Splat color you choose, the less it’ll last on your hair. You’ll also need to follow a strict aftercare routine to extend the duration of the color as much as possible. Finally, bleached or damaged hair will be less able to retain the color’s pigments.
The medium duration colors are: The colors that will fade faster are: The lighter the Splat color you choose, the less it’ll last on your hair. You’ll also need to follow a strict aftercare routine to extend the duration of the color as much as possible. Finally, bleached or damaged hair will be less able to retain the color’s pigments.
The colors that will fade faster are: The lighter the Splat color you choose, the less it’ll last on your hair. You’ll also need to follow a strict aftercare routine to extend the duration of the color as much as possible. Finally, bleached or damaged hair will be less able to retain the color’s pigments.
Finally, bleached or damaged hair will be less able to retain the color’s pigments.