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Hi nick
Pls let me know how i can keep my highlighted brown hair with med gold highlights fresh and non faded
I use shamopoos for colour hair and same conditioners.the water i use is never not hot ,just med warm
The coulr fades away and i dont know how to root touch at home
Is it a good idea to mix hair coulor in shampoo ?

Hi Nasreen,

Sadly hair color will oxide and fade. The process is inevitable, the sun, weather, and heat, are elements that add to the dye fading out of the hair. It would seem that you are doing everything right. By not using hot water, which would open the cuticle layer and help the color molecules fade out much faster, and by using products to safekeep your color, your highlights should last longer.
There are shampoos in the market which have color in them, so you don't have to make your own formula. Just google it. (currently I am on vacation and don't have a computer in front on me. I can't cut, copy and paste on my phone without losing this message) However the answer to your question is "yes", you can add color to the shampoo, and emulsify it into your hair for 5/10 minutes to add color back to your highlights. Of course, you need to find a color that matches your highlights.

Now in reference to root touching at home, that's not too difficult. Go to a local store that sells hair color in a box, and the kit will have everything you need. The color, processing solution, an applicator bottle and usually a plastic bag to cover the hair during the process. Simply divide the hair into 4 sections, and begin in the back by applying only on the roots, no more than an inch. The process generally takes about 25 minutes, than you just pull it through to the ends a little, but since you have highlights, don't, otherwise you will darken them. It's this simple! :)

If you need any more help please let me know.

I wish you the best!


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