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How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It

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author image Melissa King
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.
How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It
How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

If you dye your hair, you probably love the color but hate how dry and brittle your locks feel. Dyeing stresses hair by stripping away natural oils, lipids and nutrients, which causes it to weaken and break. If you're sick of losing your strands, you don't need to swear off coloring forever. Instead, give your dyed hair the special treatment it craves.

Step 1

How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It
Wash your hair less every other day or less often. Photo Credit Hoby Finn/Photodisc/Getty Images

Wash your hair less every other day or less often, if possible. Use lukewarm or cool water. If you wash daily, you're removing natural oils from your hair and skin. If you have greasy hair, you don't necessarily need to shower. Just spray your roots with a bit of dry shampoo. It absorbs oil, and you don't need to wash it out.

Step 2

How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It
Use a shampoo that's designed for dyed hair. Photo Credit Salvador Benítez San José/iStock/Getty Images

Use a shampoo that's designed for dyed hair. Regular shampoo doesn't contain what your hair needs to stay hydrated and retain its color.

Step 3

How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It
Condition your hair after every shampoo. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Condition your hair after every shampoo. Conditioner for color-treated hair works best, and some even contain ingredients that mimic your hair's natural lipids. When you condition, pay particular attention to the ends of your hair. They're the oldest parts of your hair, so they are more likely to be damaged or dried out.

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Step 4

Avoid using hot styling products, such as curling irons or hair dryers. Heat stresses your strands, and when they're weak, they may snap.

Step 5

How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It
Cut back on sun exposure. Photo Credit Plustwentyseven/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Cut back on sun exposure. The sun's rays fade your color and weaken hair, which contributes to breakage. When you go outdoors, wear a hat to protect your hair.

Step 6

Opt for an ammonia-free dye the next time you color your hair. Products that contain ammonia strip nutrients and lipids out of your hair.

Step 7

How to Stop Hair From Falling Out After Dyeing It
Get your hair trimmed if it won't stop falling out. Photo Credit Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images

Get your hair trimmed if it won't stop falling out. A cut will remove most of the dried-out hair, so you can start over with a fresh new style.

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