I want the dyed hair to always look fresh and the color to remain saturated. But how often can you dye your hair?

Colouring without harm: the main rules

The answer to the question of how often you can dye your hair is usually indicated in the instructions for the paint. If we talk about permanent coloring, the recommended frequency is once every 1.5-2 months, while the hair roots can be dyed more often - every 3-4 weeks. It is during this period that they, as a rule, grow back and become noticeable. And it is on this segment that the hair is the strongest and most easily tolerate such procedures.It is better to keep the strands along the entire length and not change color more often than experts recommend, especially when it comes to lightening.

It's not only the question of how often you can change your hair color, but also when you need to dye your hair in order to maintain a neat look, without losing the softness and he alth of the curls. And here it is important to take into account a number of factors, including the structure of the hair, their general condition and, of course, the type of paint.

Roman Moiseenko Color Expert L'Oréal ParisHair color can be changed quite often, but a competent and accurate approach is important in this matter: you can gradually go into the darkening zone or gradually add strands and become lighter. I don't recommend drastically changing your hair color more than once or twice a year.
  • Choose trusted paint brands. It is in the interests of the manufacturer to keep your hair he althy.

  • Do not forget to take into account the previous staining - pigments of different colors can unsuccessfully lie on top of each other and give unexpected results.

  • For radical experiments with color, it is better to choose temporary products (toning) - they are more convenient for experiments.

  • Try to minimize the degree of lightening and do not try to turn from a burning brunette to a blonde in one session - this is done in several stages.

  • Don't forget to do an allergy test in advance: put a drop of paint on your wrist, hold for a few minutes, rinse and wait 48 hours to make sure there is no negative effect. Usually detailed instructions are written on the package.

The solution for those who are not ready for a complete “reboot” of the image, but want to change their looks often, is to dye only the ends, avoiding techniques that involve grabbing roots or large areas along the length of the hair. This is a great way to get a new accent color, and with the right selection of care products, such coloring can be renewed every 3-6 months, depending on the length of the hair and the stretch of the tone.

Root coloring

So, in this part, the hair has not yet been seriously damaged as a result of any aggressive environmental influences, from poor ecology to paint and heat styling. So the hair roots can be dyed as they appear, that is, once every 3-4 weeks. This is good news for those who have switched to regular coloring for objective or subjective reasons - for example, hair with gray hair, when traitorous white roots will give out, no matter what color you choose.

Full length

Permanent paint with ammonia in the composition should be dyed no more than once every 1.5–2 months. The good news for amateur colorists is that there are many other colors - for example, the formulas of the Garnier Olia line are based on vegetable oils, which also take care of the hair. Also, a real boom was made in the beauty market by temporary paints of the most incredible shades and textures.Depending on the specific product, the color is washed out for a period of a couple of days to 2-4 weeks. Such funds, of course, give great scope for creativity.

Coloring with ammonia-free paint

Ammonia-free formulations are a great solution for gentle coloring. These paints can be used if necessary and urgently desired every 3-4 weeks and experiment with color without harm to the hair.

would just wash off with water.

Today, the palette of ammonia-free paints is huge. For example, Garnier Olia "Brown" is perfect for getting a rich chestnut shade, and owners of blond hair can use L'Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss "Very Light Blonde Ash" if their goal is the cherished cold blond.

In the salon or at home?

It's not a good idea to dye your hair with permanent professional paint at home, because there are a lot of professional secrets, subtleties and pitfalls in working with professional products.In inept hands, they may “fail to work” and even harm, since they are designed for use in special conditions and by specially trained people. After all, ordinary paints in the hands of an artist and a beginner will “work” in completely different ways.

And while salon coloring is usually recommended every 2 months, permanent home-use coloring can be afforded, as we said, a little more often.

Today you can not only choose the color of your dreams, but also make a preliminary virtual fitting on the manufacturer's website.

There is a virtual fitting service, for example, on the Garnier website. And on the L’Oréal Paris website, such a special button is provided on the page of almost every shade from a particular line. Modern home paints even allow you to make your own gradient - almost like in a salon. For example, with Préférence, L’Oréal Paris permanent hair dye, you can choose any variation from light to dark chestnut, as well as other shades.

The paints from the Excellence line, L'Oréal Paris, from light light blond to black, also provide a lasting result.

How often can you dye your hair blonde?

Bright blonde is the dream of many, but not everyone succeeds in this color. The more red pigment in the hair, the more difficult it is to lighten it. The days of grandmother's hydrogen peroxide are over, but modern means of lightening are still not harmless. How often can you dye your hair blonde? When it comes to lightening, no more than once every 2 months.

Professionals advise to transform from brunettes to blondes in stages. One of the options is full coloring in a tone that is lighter than the original, but darker than the coveted shade. And so several times with an interval of several weeks. The second option is to lighten your hair in stages using balayage, shatush or highlighting techniques. Bleaching is carried out in strands, and the image becomes lighter immediately, even though the bulk of the hair remains dark.

With the right approach to business, the ashy shade of a dream is easy to get even at home - paints such as L'Oréal Paris Préférence "Stockholm" will help.

And in order to keep the blonde cool without frequent dyeing, it is recommended to use a tint balm or tinted jelly, for example L'Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Make Up Silver Hair.

Also to cope with the "redhead" - to neutralize the yellowness - the special purple shampoo Elseve L'Oréal Paris helps in the company with a purple mask, the products are designed specifically to maintain the purity of the cold shade.

Henna and basma

Even these seemingly innocent remedies should not be used uncontrollably. For example, henna can clog the scales of the cuticle layer, which can lead to stiffness and dullness of the hair. And the result of staining with basma may not be black, but .. a greenish color - this is not excluded with the appropriate reaction of the product with the original pigment.

Henna envelops the hair like a cocoon, and it becomes thicker and harder. The shine is actually getting smaller. But it makes more volume and strengthens the roots, - explains the trichologist, dermatologist, skin.ru expert Maria Nevskaya. - Henna is washed out for a very long time, so the usual staining after it is very difficult.

In general, if you go for natural coloring, it is important to keep in mind that, firstly, to obtain a beautiful, vibrant color (without greens or unnatural shades), some experience and preparation may be required, and secondly, a combination with paint (if the hair has already been dyed) can lead to unexpected results.

How often you can dye your hair with henna or basma depends on various factors, including the general condition and type of hair. It is optimal to refresh the shade of normal or oily hair once a month, and dry - no more than every 3 months. At the same time, individual gray strands and roots can be tinted at intervals of a couple of weeks.

Hair toning

If you need to dye your hair often and constantly surprise with new looks or just maintain hair color without professional procedures, tinting agents can help: sprays, jellies, balms and other temporary paints.

The advantages of coloring with a "tonic" (tinting agent) or tint balm are that they do not injure the curls, because they do not penetrate the hair structure. Hence the main drawback - the fragility of the result. Such products are quickly washed out, returning the hair to its original color.

It is not forbidden to tint hair often, because usually the result lasts from several days to several weeks; as soon as the effect disappears, you can proceed to the next staining. By the way, with the help of special tools you can speed up this process (washing off the color):

However, our expert warns that no matter what you dye your hair with, special care is highly recommended after that.

Roman Moiseenko Color Expert L'Oréal ParisToning is also coloring! Therefore, I recommend always using shampoos for colored hair, in which the structure changes after the very first dyeing. L'Oréal Paris' Elseve Expert Color line for colored and highlighted hair is perfect for daily use.

Consequences of improper and frequent staining

We figured out how often to dye your hair and not lose it, and explained that tips for regularity depend on the procedure and products that are used. However, the possible consequences of not following these recommendations will be the same:

  • unwanted colors;

  • brittleness;

  • dryness;

  • dullness;

  • scalp burns (if application technique is not followed);

  • hair loss (due to breakage or damage to the scalp).

A new spectacular look is available without these sacrifices. If you choose the right paint, follow the manufacturer's recommendations when applying it and take care of dyed hair with special shampoos, balms and supplement care with masks. In addition to the Elseve “Color Expert” line from L’Oréal Paris, which our expert mentioned, the effectiveness of the goji berry gamma from the Fructis Garnier series was also tested on our own hair. The shampoo and conditioner are also enriched with grape seed polyphenols, which are beneficial for color-treated hair. And the mask consists of 98% natural ingredients, which, you see, is very nice.