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How Do You Keep Pink Hair From Fading? Choosing the Best Shampoo for Pink Hair

3 mins

Radhika Bhatia

Restore the color and health of pink dyed hair with the best hair care products! Learn how to choose the best shampoo for pink hair to protect your hair color!

Bored with the natural color of your hair and want to revolutionize your look with something out of the box? Turn your hair pink. Flaunting your hair with unconventionally popping hues like pink is the new trend in the hairstyling industry. Pastel shades of hair dyes have made a successful entry into the mainstream styling industry, and it is indeed one of the “approved” and best ways to play around with your hair.

Flaunt Your Pink Hair!

Leaving the salon with beautiful, radiant pink hair can make anybody feel fabulous. You would think that dying is the hardest part, but actually maintaining pink hair is. But worry not, my fabulous friends, keep reading to find out how you can keep your hair healthy and retain the pretty pink hue!

Keeping Hair Healthy after Bleaching and Dying

Dying your hair isn't good for it, no matter how much it can transform your appearance. A color job will cause some harm to your hair, no matter how healthy it is or how carefully you care for it. However, if you're willing to take a few actions to improve the health of your dyed hair, you can significantly reduce the damage. It will take a little longer, but your hair will reward you.

The biggest issue with light pink hair is that it has to be bleached first. Breakage, frizz, and dryness are just a few of the potential side effects of bleaching your hair

The hair cuticle — the layer that keeps in moisture — has been damaged, which is why bleached hair looks "fried" or frizzy. This is why it is very important to use the right products to seal your hair and help restore gloss and shine while your hair cuticle heals.

Pink hair requires a lot of conditioning! Allow the oils, butters, conditioning polymers, and other moisturizing ingredients found in a good conditioner to help establish a protective barrier around your damaged hair. Double down on that hydration by using both normal conditioner and leave-in conditioner.

Simply applying a hair mask for 5-10 minutes twice a week can offer a tremendous dose of therapeutic nourishment that helps to repair damage, boost shine, and, of course, keep that hair color going stronger for longer. 

In the weeks following a bleach, reduce the number of times (if any) you blow-dry, curl, or straighten your hair with hot tools. Even when you feel you're ready to resume heat styling, do it only once or twice a week at most.

Retaining the Pretty Pink Color

After coloring your hair, wait at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours, before shampooing your hair. It's as basic as that: the more you wash, the faster your hair color will fade. So save some time in your daily routine by skipping the frequent washing. The best approach to care for your hair color is to wash your hair just twice or thrice a week.

If, however, after years of doing daily washing, you're having problems weaning yourself off of it, at the absolute least give your hair a “low shampoo” treatment by skipping the shampoo, at least every now and then, and going directly to the conditioner. You'll achieve softness, gloss, and nourishing sustenance without removing the rosy hue.

Best Shampoo for Pink Hair 

So your hair care routine should be focused on choosing an ideally well-suited shampoo and conditioner to give your color-treated hair all the care and pampering it deserves. 

Now, there's a reason why color-protecting shampoo was created in the first place. While some normal shampoos can strip your color and cause it to fade faster, WOW Coconut Milk Shampoo has a gentle enough formula to help maintain your hair color, keeping your pastel, bright, or metallic hue looking lovely and brilliant.

This is one of the most loved shampoos by WOW, which can be used regularly on color-treated hair. Having a mild, gentle formula, this sulfate-free shampoo with an amazingly pleasant fragrance helps retain the shine of light pink hair and keeps the color vibrant. It helps moisturize the scalp and hair and provides deep nourishment. 

This shampoo is perfectly suited for those of you whose hair has been damaged after extensive dyeing, or whose scalp has become unhealthy after some chemical treatment. WOW Skin Science Coconut Milk shampoo (particularly when followed by the coconut conditioner) was designed to restore the good health of the scalp and hair strands after chemical treatments such dyeing your hair pink. Coconut milk is packed with essential natural extracts that help nourish the scalp and hair strands and it is a great option for brittle and dry hair. The shampoo is also infused with Nettle Leaf and Saw Palmetto extracts, which can help stimulate hair growth and add natural glossiness to the hair.

Alternatively, you can use:

WOW Skin Science Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Shampoo

Infused with the natural goodness of pure, unadulterated argan oil, this natural sulfate-free shampoo from WOW is also free of parabens and mineral oils - practically any harsh chemicals that can harm your hair. It provides nourishment and hydration to your scalp and hair while maintaining the hues of your color-treated hair intact. Applying the Argan oil conditioner after shampooing will help make your hair shiny, glossy and easy to handle, while also intensifying the hair color.  

What are you waiting for, now that you know how to care for pretty pink hair? These easy steps will help you recover and preserve the health of your color-treated hair. So, when you're ready to embark on your rosy hair journey, keep these suggestions in mind and choose only the best shampoos and conditioners for your beautiful pink hair!

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Radhika Bhatia

I'm a content writer, copywriter, and blogger with a background in marketing, planning, and eCommerce. I specialize in beauty writing, including skincare, cosmetics, wellness, aesthetics, and health. Classically trained and idea-savvy, I love living in the present.

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