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How Often Can I Dye my Hair?

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: June 7, 2017
How Often Can I Dye my Hair?

Maintaining healthy hair sometimes can be a difficult task. When we dye our hair to change or image or cover grey, we are applying chemicals on our head. These can ruin and burn our hair, as well as reduce its shine - especially in the case of red dyed hair. Moreover, we can become allergic to hair dyes over time. To ensure that this does not happen and to maintain beautiful healthy hair, oneHOWTO will give you some tips and tricks. Generally it is advised to wait at least 4 weeks before coloring but this is different for each hair type. Learn how often you can dye your hair, follow our advice and look after your hair as much as possible.

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Choose hair products that reduce damage

Before we get into how often you should dye your hair, it's important to know that you should choose a natural color if you want to reduce damage. This will allow you to get the right tone without being exposed to so many chemicals. Or you can try our tips to dye your hair unnatural colors without bleach.

Color is essential. If you dye your hair in a tone similar to that of your natural color, between three and four shades different, it will suffer less. And this will allow you to wait between 6 and 8 weeks (a month and a half or two) before you need to dye it again.

If you use natural hair due products such as katam and Indigo hair dye, you can dye your hair as often as you like.

How Often Can I Dye my Hair? - Choose hair products that reduce damage

Touch-ups to prevent hair damage

When you choose tones between three and four shades lighter than your natural hair, you will need to dye it more often. For example, if you go from brunette to blonde, you will quickly observe the dark roots on your golden hair. Remember that the more often you dye your hair, the more prone it will be to damage. For this reason, always allow as much time as possible between dyes to keep your hair healthy. If your roots begin to show and you don't like the look of it, you can always do a touch-up after 2 or 3 weeks, and then dye it completely after 6 weeks.

A touch up consists of only dying the roots of the hair. This can be done at home, using a touch-up kit or by your hair stylist.

To measure capillary treatments with dye, you should also take into account grey hairs. If you have a lot of grey you will have to apply dye more often. In this case, as in the previous, you can simply do a touch-up when needed, only dying the roots, to avoid dying your hair too often.

How Often Can I Dye my Hair? - Touch-ups to prevent hair damage

How often can you dye hair?

Generally, the ideal frequency to dye your hair is between 4 and 6 weeks. However, if you do so during this time, you must assesses the health and the state of your hair. If you care about your hair it would actually be better to wait somewhere around six or seven weeks if you’re scared of causing it damage. If it is very dry, gets sticky, loses brightness or becomes brittle between dyes, leave more time to pass before each coloration. However, for people with stronger hair, five weeks should be enough.

A hair mask is a great way to limit the damage of dye to your hair. For some natural solutions, read how to make a hair mask with banana or a green clay hair mask.

Each person's hair is different, so you will have to observe yours during the first dyes. In many women, if hair grows at a high speed, the requirement will be to dye every 3 weeks, approximately.

How to keep hair healthy and strong

Being familiar with your hair is the key to knowing what it needs most, and determine the frequency with which you can dye your hair without damaging it. To minimise the damage, we recommend applying dye only in areas that require it, such as the root, or use streaks or highlights. This trick will help you avoid having to dye your hair and is sure to improve the health of your hair.

After dying your hair, you can apply a Cassia paste to make your hair stronger and thicker.

To avoid color-fading, use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner as these do not contain harsh chemicals. Try to stay out of the sun and use a UV protectant or request an in-salon treatment to really nourish your hair.

If you follow the general rule of dying every 4 to 6 weeks, the following measures will help you maintain the health of your hair.

Apply a conditioning treatment every week, with which you will help to moisturise it, as well as maintaining it soft and shiny. Look after your hair and try to keep it coloured and healthy. Good luck!

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How Often Can I Dye my Hair? - How to keep hair healthy and strong

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Hi ive dyed my hair and my hair dropped out
Its also burned my head in places too
Do you no y this can happen
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What product did you use on it? There are some highly corrosive chemicals such as bleach that could have this effect on hair. We suggest you stop using this product immediately and take a look at the following article to help you hair heal: http://beauty.onehowto.com/article/how-to-treat-burnt-hair-from-bleach-9716.html
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