We often talking about dying hair color, but sometimes you need to do the opposite. Sometimes it is essential to fade your hair color when you’re transitioning between hair colors, or you simply don’t like how dark the color is anymore.
Here’s how to fade your hair safely:
Washing Your Hair To Fade Hair Color
- There are a few things you can do to fade your hair color simply by changing up your shampooing routine.
- Swap out your color-safe conditioner for regular white conditioner.
- Pick a shampoo with sulfates. Although shampoo with sulfates can dry out your hair, it also removes hair color faster. Just make sure you use oils or a deep conditioner afterwards.
- Wash your hair more frequently. Healthy hair doesn’t need to be washed daily, but the less you wash, the longer your hair color is preserved. Wet your mane as often as possible.
- Use a clarifying shampoo
Bleaching Your Hair
Bleach can be dangerously damaging to your tresses but sometimes it is essential. Because some hair dyes are permanent, there is no guarantee that washing your hair will completely remove the hair color. If your hair color is really bright or really dark, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to go to your stylist. If the above steps don’t fade the hair color enough, then ask your stylist to bleach the rest.
How Quickly Does Hair Color Fade?
This depends on several factors:
- How porous is your hair? This depends on the texture of your hair, how much it’s been processed in the past, etc. The more porous it is, the easier it will lose hair color.
- What type of water do you have? If you wash your hair with soft water, then hair color will stick around longer than if you have hard water. The minerals in hard water can cause color loss quickly.
- How often do you wash your hair? The more frequently you shampoo your hair with hot water, the quicker the color will fade.
- How much time do you spend in the sun? Direct sunlight causes damage to your tresses and can also fade your color quicker.