Post # 1
I have always been very fickle where my hair color is concerned. Most recently, I got carmel highlights in my dark hair, and then I dyed it all dark with a semi-permanent color. It came out quite dark (too dark) and now it is fading into a nice warm reddish brown. However, there is a week til my wedding and a good 3-4 washes to go. My hair seems to be getting drier and lighter every wash and I don’t want it to look dead and dull at the wedding!! I just had a trim and don’t want to go any shorter!! What can I do?? Any tips? Would love to hear from a professional if there are any out there… Thanks friends!
Post # 3
@funkymunky85: I did something similar right before my wedding and I did a couple of deep conditioning treatments, one at the salon and a couple at home. It lifted the color a litle bit and made my hair look really shiny:)
Post # 4
Get some color shampoo at the salon (there are several companies that make shampoos for specific color shades that will keep your color looking alive). Also, do a good deep conditioning treatment (preferably earlier in the week, since it could weigh your hair down for a day or two). That will give your color a little boost, and your hair a little moisture! I’m not a professional stylist, but I am a hair product junkie! 🙂
Post # 5
I agree, have a salon do a deep conditioning treatment.
Post # 6
My sister used to slather her hair in mayo once a month and leave it in for about 15 minutes before washing it out twice. VO5 is good too.
Post # 7
Deep conditioning all the way, also take a trip to the salon and ask for their advice.
Post # 8
I slather my hair in coconut oil & leave it overnight. Great conditioning treatment. Just make sure you tie your hair out of your face (to avoid having oil on your skin all night) & use an old pillow case (or put an old towel/sheet over your pillow).
If your color fades anymore, you could consider a temporary or natural hair dye that won’t damage your hair. Something like Henna shouldn’t damage your hair anymore (there are other options, check at your local health food store).
Post # 9
The deep conditioning treatment at the salon makes my hair darker and shinier. I would do it right away so it fades a little by wedding day.
Post # 10
Wow – great advice, thanks everyone… I think conditioning may be the way to go. I may resort to one last semi-permanent dye before the wedding. Thanks all for your ideas!!
Post # 11
I swear by this stuff: Macademia Deep conitioning masque.
Its a morrocan argan oil masque for dry hair. If your drug store doesnt have any, use a salon brand argon oil or olive oil masque by placing the product from the bottom up (not the roots) on dry hair, wrap it in a microwaved damp towel so it is hot (or steam your towel) wrap your head with this and then put a shower cap or plastic bag over your head. Sleep on it.
Do this asap as you may need to do it twice 🙂
(I am blonde and always fighting the battle of dry hair!)
Post # 12
I dye my hair red and am constantly fighting the battle of fading haircolor. My hairstylist recommended a color depositing mouse treatment that has a demi~permanent color in it. It’s made by Goldwell. Also, get some dry shampoo to use so you don’t have to wash your hair everytime your roots get oily (I have been known to use bronzing powder in a pinch. Girls with lighter hair can get away with using baby powder but that doesn’t work for me since my hair is darker). Biolage makes some good deep conditioning masks that smell good too. Morracan Oil or BioSilk are great for using as a leave~in conditioner. Perhaps avoid the hair dryer and flat iron or curling iron in the days before to give your hair a break.