- No, it’s not normal for hair color to wash out after the first wash.
- Therefore, you may have made a mistake when you dyed your hair. For example, maybe you didn’t leave the dye in for the right time or rinse it out properly.
- The only solution is to dye your hair again. In that case, I recommend you wait a week to apply a new dye.
- But I’ll tell you all the details so that when you dye your hair again, the color doesn’t wash out after the first wash.
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Now you know. It’s not normal for hair color to wash out after the first wash. Imagine if it were normal. We, hairdressers, would have more money than all the Kardashians combined. And I can assure you that will only happen the day pigs fly.
Check how you dyed your hair if the dye faded after the first wash. Because you did something wrong during the application of the dye. That’s why the color faded after the first wash.
But take heart! Because you can learn a lot from your mistakes.
So if the color washed out after the first wash, the only solution is to dye your hair again.
However, you won’t be able to dye it immediately, because permanent dye contains ammonia and you apply it with developer. If you dye your hair twice in one day or two days in a row, you will damage it a lot.You can dye it again safely after a week.
So I propose that we review together what mistake you made. Then you can avoid making it when you dye your hair again.
Ready? Let’s see why your color faded after the first wash.
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The color washed out after the first wash because you didn’t leave it in for the right time
Many believe that if they leave the dye on longer, the color will become more intense or last longer. And this is one of the most common mistakes when people color their hair at home.What happens if you leave the dye in longer than the manufacturer recommends? Your hair will be saturated with color. Then when you rinse it out, it will expel twice as much color , because the center of the hair can’t accumulate so many color molecules.
So the next time you dye your hair, leave the dye in for 45 minutes. That way, the color won’t fade after the first wash. Not a minute more, so you don’t saturate your hair. And not a minute less, the dye can penetrate the hair, changing its color.
Then let a week go by. You’ll see how the excess dye you still have will come out when you wash your hair. Then dye your hair again.
The color washed out after the first wash because you didn’t rinse out the dye correctly
Rinsing the dye is essential because it closes the hair cuticles. It would be best if you rinsed with lukewarm, almost cold water.
I know rinsing your hair with cold water, especially in winter, can be an ordeal. But it will only take a few minutes.
Why is it important to rinse your hair color with cold water?
Because cold water closes the cuticles, retaining the color. The cuticles stayed open if you rinsed your dye out with warm to hot water. And because of that, the color faded after the first wash.
It’s also important to wait three days to wash your hair after you dye it again. And when you rinse it, use lukewarm to cold water.
The color faded because you rinsed the dye out using shampoo
Ideally, when you dye your hair, you should just rinse the dye out with water. Then use the post-coloring treatment included in box dyes.
You probably think that in salons, we wash our clients’ hair with shampoo after dyeing it. And it’s true. But we use sulfate-free shampoos, which don’t remove the dye pigments.
Do you want me to tell you something strange that happened to me once in the salon?
Milena dyes her hair a dark brown 3. She returned to the salon three days after applying the dye with orange hair.
When she got home, her hair felt heavy, so she decided to wash it with a clarifying shampoo. If a regular shampoo with sulfates fades the color, imagine what a clarifying shampoo can do. In addition to removing dirt from the hair, it also eliminates traces of hair products and dyes.
If you use this type of shampoo, wait a week to re-color your hair. In the meantime, apply a moisturizing mask to repair your hair. And please, when rinsing out the dye, simply use water until it runs clear, then apply the post-color treatment.
Now you know how to rinse your hair dye so the color doesn’t wash out after the first wash. And I’m sure you won’t be one of those who make the same mistake twice.