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Whether you've just had your hair dyed recently or it's been a week or two, the one thing that you don't want to is for your gorgeous brunette locks to fade. One of the most amazing aspects of having chocolaty, sandy or whatever shade of brown you're rockin' locks is the richness of its color. Unfortunately, over time that now fierce color can begin to fade, leaving you a little frustrated and your hair a little dull. However, by taking care of your brown color properly, you can have color that lasts longer than your average bottle brunette.
Deep condition your hair at least 48 hours before applying your brown color. This way, your hair will be in good shape to accept the color and your brown locks will stay fabulous longer.
Clean your mane with a shampoo made for color-treated hair after you've dyed it and rinse your hair completely in warm water to reduce the likelihood of build-up. Give your hair (and yourself) a break and don't shampoo every day of the week. Those daily washings aren't necessary and are a quick way to make your gorgeous brown locks fade fast.
Keep your hair well conditioned to put a stop on the dryness that's often associated with colored hair. Hair that's in good conditioned shape has the ability to hold onto color better than hair that's been neglected. Always comb your conditioners through with a wide-tooth comb to thoroughly saturate your locks and end with a cool rinse for pumped-up shine.
Put your shampoo for color-treated hair in time out if you've begun to head down the path of dull and lifeless color; switch to a color-enhancing shampoo for brunettes instead. Work the shampoo into a lather and rinse with warm water. Use this shampoo each time you shampoo until it's time to touch up your color.
Use a color-enhancing conditioner that's made for dark-haired divas like yourself to fend off the fade. Comb it through your mane with a wide-tooth comb and then rinse it completely from your hair with cool water.
Before heading out for a long day in the summer sun, put on a hat to avoid any fading of color that may come from the sun's rays.