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Tips on How to Save Money and Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

Updated on February 23, 2024
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Make your Hair Color Last Longer

Both men and women are using hair color to improve their appearance these days, and this process is not cheap especially if you have it done professionally. Therefore, with the ever-increasing costs of living we need to save our hard-earned money wherever we can. I hope to show you a few tips on how to save money and make your hair color last longer.

We all enjoy going to the hairdressers and be pampered. Personally, I enjoy the part where they massage the conditioner into my hair after the color has been applied. It is so relaxing it nearly puts me to sleep. To save money you could have your hair colored professionally then the next time do it yourself.

The best way of doing this is to make sure you are using the same color as the professional. In most cases you will not be able to use the same product, although you could be sneaky and ask what brand of color they use. You may even be able to see the color and brand when choosing your color from the color chart.

Colouring your own Hair

More people are learning how to color their own hair to reduce these expenses. If you are not confidant to do it yourself, then why not ask a friend if they could do it for you and return the favor by doing theirs.

This way you still obtain your hair treatment in a relaxing environment and help one another. Do this in your home then alternate to their home and relax with a coffee and treats while waiting for your hair to colour.

Choosing the Right Colour

Here are a few things to keep in mind when doing your own hair:

  • Decide whether you want a semi-permanent or permanent hair colour.
  • For the first timer, choose a color similar to your own so the re-growth will not be so obvious.
  • Make sure it is a permanent color with one hundred percent grey coverage if you need that.
  • Never apply colour to newly shampooed hair. Colour will take better with the natural oils in your hair before treatment.
  • For the hard to cover grey sections of hair. These are normally the side bangs on men and women. Make sure you put the color on those areas first to give it longer to take.
  • Do a test first before using a new product in case you have any allergies.
  • Choose a product with its own crème conditioner.
  • Read all the instructions and wear protective clothing. You don’t want to stain or bleach your clothes.
  • Choose the right shampoo and conditioner.

Choose the same brand of shampoo and conditioner as your colour and make sure it is specifically designed for coloured or treated hair. Some shampoos can strip the color from your hair.

Excessive use of hair dryers can damage your hair.

Protecting your Hair

Here are a few tips to protect your hair in the everyday situation:

  • The UV rays of the sun will damage your hair so wear a hat.
  • Chlorine will damage the color of your hair. Wear a cap, if possible, when swimming in a pool.
  • If your hair is very oily, try brushing some baby powder through it to soak up the excessive oil.
  • Our water has additives added like chlorine so use a water purifier to remove these before washing your hair.
  • Work with a friend when it is time to retouch the roots in between colouring.


By working with a friend like I suggested and following the above tips on how to make your hair color last longer you should also save more money to spend on other necessary things.

Hair Colour to Cover thos grey Hairs

Dark Brown Hair Dye Shampoo for Gray Hair 3 in 1 Natural Coconut Hair Color Shampoo Women Men Semi-permanent Hair Dye in 15 Mins, Long Lasting Home Use Herbal Brown Hair Dye 16.9 Fl Oz (Dark brown)
Dark Brown Hair Dye Shampoo for Gray Hair 3 in 1 Natural Coconut Hair Color Shampoo Women Men Semi-permanent Hair Dye in 15 Mins, Long Lasting Home Use Herbal Brown Hair Dye 16.9 Fl Oz (Dark brown)
This is a Semi-Permanent Hair colour to cover those grey Hairs. This is suitable for both men and women. Treatment takes approximately 15 minutes, plus it is a Herbal Brown Hair dye.

© 2011 Eileen hughes


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