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How Long Should You Wait To Wash Your Hair After Getting A Fresh Color?
While you should wait at least two days to wash your hair after coloring it, according to hairstylist Abbey Brookee, it’s more important to ensure you use the right products.
Rather than buying into the belief that washing your hair too soon will ruin it, consider the products and process you use when washing, which can make or break your hair color.
Nevertheless, Brookee still recommends waiting at least two days to wash colored hair, because "you want your hair color to soak into your hair cuticle as much as possible."
Hair color can fade when you don’t use color-safe hair products. It can also result from water that’s too hot, which causes the hair cuticles to open and lose their color.
Hair colorist Ashley Pineda recommends using a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, like Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair.