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How to Maintain Your Hair Colour for Longer


Just after getting your hair coloured at the salon, the hue looks vibrant, full, and rich with shades and contrasts. The initial euphoria makes us wish we could freeze time—or at least, avoid washing our hair ever again. Unfortunately, with the passage of time and regular washes, the colour starts to fade. How can you prolong that fresh-from-the-salon look?

The Lifespan of Hair Colour

The lifespan of a hair colour treatment can vary based on several factors, including the quality of the dye used, the condition of your hair, and your maintenance routine. On average, permanent dyes last up to 6 weeks, while semi-permanent options can fade much quicker.

Ways to Prolong Hair Colour

Choose the Right Products

Specialised shampoos and conditioners designed for coloured hair can help maintain the dye for longer. Look for sulfate-free options that nourish without stripping away colour.

Minimise Wash Frequency

Reducing the number of times you wash your hair can help the colour stay vibrant. Consider using dry shampoo between washes.

Cold Water Rinses

Hot water can open up hair cuticles, allowing colour to escape. Rinsing with cold water seals the cuticles and helps in retaining colour.

Heat Styling

Limit the use of heat styling tools as they can fade colour faster. If you must, always use a heat protectant.

Sun Protection

UV rays can significantly fade hair colour. Use hair products with built-in UV protection, or wear a hat when you’re out in the sun.

Timing the Next Colouring Session

For most people, a return visit to the salon is usually necessary every 4-6 weeks. However, proper care can extend this duration, saving both time and money.

Expert Tip

If you find the colour fading unevenly, consider using a colour-boosting gloss or a semi-permanent dye at home to even out the tone.


The longevity of your hair colour is not solely determined at the salon; it’s also about the aftercare. With some attention to detail, you can extend the life of your dazzling hair colour.

Ready for a Colour Refresh?

Is it time to bring back the vibrancy and richness to your coloured hair? Book a consultation at Testa Studio Hair Artisan today to discover our range of colour maintenance treatments.

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