7 Tips To Maintain Dark Plum Hair Color Sally’s

By Sharon R. Lee

Dark plum hair color is on the rise, and it's easy to see why. It's a bold statement that works well for both short and long hairstyles.

And unlike other dark shades of purple, like blue-black or aubergine, it has a depth that makes it stand out in any setting. B

ut maintaining this shade takes a little more work than just washing your hair with shampoo every day (although you should definitely do that too). Read up on these tips for keeping your dark plum hair color looking its best:

Start with clean, dry and moisturized hair.

Before you start, it's important to make sure your hair is clean, dry and moisturized.

The first step in maintaining your plum hue is to use a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos remove all product build-up from the hair.

If you have been using any type of volumizing mousse or gel on the roots of your hair, this will keep it from being washed out by the clarifying shampoo.

Next, use a sulfate-free shampoo (avoiding sodium laurel sulfate). Sulfates tend to strip natural oils when they come into contact with water so they can cause damage if overused or used too frequently.

We recommend using a hydrating shampoo once per week when washing your hair if needed during winter months because they are thicker and more moisturizing than normal shampoos which may leave behind residue that could cause unwanted buildup!

Use a shampoo made for colored hair.

You should use a shampoo made for colored hair. Shampoos designed for color-treated hair contain ingredients that help to protect and maintain the health of your dyed strands. A sulfate-free formula will also prevent fading.

You can find shampoos with these characteristics at most drugstores or online retailers such as Amazon and Target, but Sally's carries a great selection of both sulfate-free and regular shampoos made specifically for colored hair in their beauty supply stores across the country.

Wash your hair less often.

The first step to maintaining your color is to wash it less. The frequency at which you wash your hair depends on a number of factors, including the texture and color of your hair, how much salt or chlorine you're exposed to in water, and how much sweat evaporates from your scalp.

If you have a very porous texture and there's lots of sweat on your head (like if you work out), then consider washing every other day. If not, try three times a week or more often if needed.

If possible, skip conditioner altogether it will rinse out whatever dye remains in the hair shafts as well as all that lovely blue pigmentation from around them!

Don't wash your hair every day to help maintain dark plum hair color.

  • Don't wash your hair every day to help maintain dark plum hair color. It's important to let your hair rest in between washes and allow the natural oils of your scalp build up. This will help retain the color of your locks longer, as well as retaining its luster. If you must wash daily (or just want to), use only a small amount of shampoo on the roots and rinse thoroughly before conditioning all of your strands with a good conditioner for colored hair.
  • Avoid chlorine and other chemicals such as chlorine bleach, peroxide, etc., which can dull or strip away some of those precious pigments that are keeping those purple tones vibrant! Use shampoos made specifically for colored locks instead. They'll be gentler on those precious hues while still cleaning away any dirt or grime accumulated during the week without stripping out any color or causing fading/damage over time due to harsh chemicals being too close too close contact with sensitive skin beneath each strand!
  • Wash off excess product buildup by using cool water instead—that means no hot showers ever again!—and always opting for cooler temperatures whenever possible when washing out dye jobs like this one so long term sustainability doesn’t suffer from overexposure because there’s nothing worse than having beautiful dark plum fade into dull grayish pink after just three days wear time....

Avoid chlorine.

Chlorine is a major hair color enemy. It can fade your color, damage your hair and dry it out making it brittle and more prone to breakage.

If you swim regularly or enjoy other activities that involve water like water aerobics, swimming laps or just splashing around with the kids in the pool then you need to be extra careful when using any type of chlorine product including shampoo and conditioner products.

You should also consider wearing a cap while doing these activities so that the chemicals don't come into contact with your scalp as much as possible.

Use conditioning treatments more frequently.

As with any color, it is important to maintain the health of your hair. If you have dark purple or plum colored hair, you will need to use a deep conditioning treatment once a week.

This helps restore moisture and strength to the hair. Use a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair soft and manageable. You can also add an extra layer of protection by using a hair mask once or twice a week as well.

Use drop-dead gorgeous products like Bumble and bumble Repair Blow Dry (a great blow out balm) before styling so that your style looks smooth and shiny while keeping it healthy at the same time!

Maintain Dark Plum Hair Color Sally's

  • Use a shampoo made for colored hair.
  • Wash your hair less often
  • Avoid chlorine (this is great for the whole body!)
  • Use conditioning treatments more frequently


It is quite common to have dark plum hair color, especially if you are a brunette. This can be achieved by using products that contain ingredients such as amla oil and henna.

However, maintaining this color is not easy at all times since it tends to fade away very quickly. Here are 7 tips that will help you maintain your dark plum hair color!

Sharon R. Lee

About the author

Hi There! I'm Lee. Welcome to A Pretty Fix, a home DIY blog about making your home colorful, decorating, and helping colors ideas and fun. Here you'll find ideas, tips, and inspiration to live life more colorfully and beautifully. Hope you stick around!

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