Permanent dye washes out right away.

My natural hair color is dark brown/black. About 6 months ago I lightened my hair to a dark golden blond color. About 2 months ago I dyed it a permanent jet black. It started washing out right away. I ened up just letting the color fade. 2 weeks ago I went to an auburn color that I really really love and it is doing the same thing. Every time I wash it, it gets way lighter. I can even the color on my hands when I do my hair. Is there something that I can do to keep the color in longer? I have triend different types of permanent hair dye. I am clueless.
All permanent hair color tends to fade somewhat, but since in your case it's happening after you shampoo, and it sounds like it is fading more than it would ordinarily, check to see if your shampoo contains protein which can leach color from hair. Also see if any of your stylers or deep treatments contain protein which can do that also.

Are you leaving the color on for long enough? Try switching to a shampoo that's very gentle like Deva LoPoo - one that doesn't contain sulfates.

I use L'oreal Preference and my hair doesn't fade too much although it definitely gets lighter over time. If you try that product and it fades, I would call the L'oreal number and ask what the problem is likely to be.

Also, is your hair out in the sun a lot? That can fade hair color. I hope you find out the cause and let us know! Good luck.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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Auburn fades very quickly! A stylist just told me that once hair has been colored by permanent dye, it's really not necessary to use permanent on it again because it's too porous and either soaks in too much color or fades quickly (the fading happens to me, too.) She recommended only using permanent on the roots and then switching to a demi with a lower developer like 10 volume or less and then leaving the demi on for 35 minutes. Demis will still wash out but she said they will be more vibrant and last longer. I think I will try this suggestion next time.

The suggestions from other posters about the types of shampoos and products you're using are good ones. Also, the one thing that really helps me keep my color is by using a color depositing conditioner, leaving it on for 5-10 minutes, rinsing and then following with my usual conditioner for more conditioning benefits. I love the aveda color deposit conditioners. Right now I mix their madder red and their clove (a brown) together and that actually makes my hair look more red a month after coloring than it did when I first colored!

3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/
Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
It sounds to me like when you went lighter, you did some damage that you may not have realized. When you color, with any hair dye, it damages your cuticle. The more drastic the lightening, the more damage usually. You probably have extremely porous hair now, and porous hair tends to not hold on to color well at all, and if your shampooing it's only compounding the problem. Go to Sally's or any beauty supply store, and pick up some protein filler, put it on your hair before you color, and add some to your dye. It should help fill in the holes in your hair from previous coloring, which should help the dye molecules hold on to your hair shaft better.

HTH
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Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
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It sounds to me like when you went lighter, you did some damage that you may not have realized. When you color, with any hair dye, it damages your cuticle. The more drastic the lightening, the more damage usually. You probably have extremely porous hair now, and porous hair tends to not hold on to color well at all, and if your shampooing it's only compounding the problem. Go to Sally's or any beauty supply store, and pick up some protein filler, put it on your hair before you color, and add some to your dye. It should help fill in the holes in your hair from previous coloring, which should help the dye molecules hold on to your hair shaft better.

HTH
Originally Posted by smasters467

I'm having the same exact problem as she is - only I'm coloring over blond highlights to get back to my natural color and am losing the dye two weeks later despite low-pooing and cowashing with an occasional sulfate poo about once every 1.5 weeks.

Would you be able to recommend a specific (brand/name) protein filler at Sally's? Are these protein fillers specifically made to be added to the dye, and do they have directions for how much to add?
Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

Hi Aislin, this is the one I normally use: Colorful Products - Colorful Neutral Protein Filler 4 oz.

I also use it for protein treatments. They are made to be added to dye, or put directly on your hair before coloring. There are directions on the bottle. However, if the dye is washing completely out that quickly, I'd double up and use it on my hair before coloring and add it to my dye.

They also sell ones that have a color base, like red or purple, etc. They're on the shelf right next to the ones I use.

Unfortunately, after going blonde, whether it's your whole head or just highlights, it's very hard to color over it at home. Hair simply doesn't want to hold on to the color anymore. In addition to using the protein filler, buying professional color from Sally's instead of box stuff at the drugstore will help your color last better as well. Box color almost always comes with Vol. 20 developer, which lifts and deposits. If you buy professional color, and use Vol 10, which is basically for deposit only color, it'll help.

HTH
How's My Hair?
Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
I've actually been using Sally's color for awhile now, I haven't touched boxed drug store color in over a year. I've been using Age Beautiful, because the shade Medium Ash Blond is the EXACT same color as my roots, it's amazing. No stylist has ever been able to match my roots before, I've never been able to match my roots before, and I hesitate to call my root color any shade in the spectrum of blond, but this shade is IT. But yes, this too is recommended to be used with 20 developer and is a permanent dye, and that's what I've been using - so I think I've had some lift then using this color. I did wonder what it would do if I used 10 developer, but I wasn't sure if that would have altered the color or not so I haven't tried it.

I recently picked up a demi permanent color from the Loreal line, hoping that a deposit only color may be a better bet and the developer recommended with its use just says, "no lift" and doesn't have a number on it at all, so I'm not entirely sure what it is lol. It's a dark ash blond shade, so I'm hoping that have a darker dye will help retain some of the color from the fading when it eventually does fade.

Thank you for the advice and link! That certainly will be most helpful! I'll have to pick some up on my next sally's run.
Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

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