How Long Does Arctic Fox Hair Dye Last?

Being one of the longest lasting semi-permanent hair dyes on the market you may want to know exactly how long does Arctic Fox hair dye last and we can help…

According to the Arctic Fox website, the dye lasts anywhere from four to eight weeks, however, there are ways to extend the life of your color. Also the type of hair you have, oily, dry or fine and think may have an impact on the duration of your color.

Below are some tips for keeping your dyed hair healthy and maintaining your color.

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How Can I Make My Arctic Hair Dye Last Even Longer?

Wash Your Hair In Cold Water


The cold water naturally smoothes down the cuticle of your hair.  The cuticle is a layer of microscopic cells that overlap like scales on each hair. When the cuticle is closed or smoothed down, the color is locked into the hair for a longer period of time. This doesn’t mean you have to take cold showers, just try rinsing your hair with cool or cold water to close the cuticle.Try to Avoid Swimming in Chlorinated or Salty water.

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Chlorine and Salt are both lightening agents, so if you have colored your hair, these agents can strip the color and make it dull.  Additionally, they can dry out your hair even more than they dye already has, and cause more damage.

Try Not to Wash Your Hair as Often as You Normally Would

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This can be strange, especially at first, but it will help your color last longer.  If your hair gets super greasy super quickly, like mine, then try using dry shampoo. The shampoo will absorb most of the oil in your hair

Use a Sulphate Free Shampoo

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When you do shower, use a sulfate free shampoo.  Many shampoos have chemicals in them that break down the coloring and cause fade. Sulfate lightens hair, and because you just colored your hair, you don’t want that. A sulphate free shampoo will be gentler on your recently dyed hair.

Use a Leave in Conditioner

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Using a leave in conditioner will help keep your hair hydrated and healthy. Dying your hair can dry it out and make it very brittle.  Conditioner will give it a moisture boost and help lock in the color. It can also be helpful to use a conditioner specifically formulated for dyed hair.

Wait Seventy-Two Hours After Your Treatment to Wash your Hair

It takes about three days for the hair cuticle to close after dying hair. When your hair cuticle is closed, it locks in the color.  Shampooing before this will lead to a lot of your dye being lost, which you don’t want.

Let Your Hair Air Dry

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Drying your hair too roughly can cause it to be damaged, and your color to fade.  Using a towel can cause dry, split ends, and the color can damage your linens. Using heat products like a hair dryer can also dry out and ultimately damage your hair.

Avoid Using Heated Hair Tools

Hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons will dry out your hair and damage the ends.  Using these tools can cause a lot more damage than normal because the dye has already dried out your hair substantially.

Wear a Hat When You Go Outside

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The sun can cause your hair color to fade, so in order to protect it, try wearing a hat when you go outside. Floppy hats are coming back into the style you know!

The Best Thing…

Arctic Fox Hair dye is not permanent, so you can test the waters. If you try it and don’t like a color, you can experiment with mixing and combining colors or even going with a whole new color until you find one you love.

When you find one you love and it starts to fade, you can reapply just like that to keep the color for as long as you wish.

For more information and to buy arctic fox colors, check out this awesome guide!