Which Dyed Hair Color Fades The Fastest?

When it comes to dyeing your hair, there are so many different options that it can leave you stumped. From changing the shade of your blonde or brown hair slightly to going a totally different color — be it green, blue, purple, or pink — the choices are almost endless. We've seen countless celebrities experiment with their hair too, with Kelly Osbourne often choosing a purple shade (via HuffPost) and Billie Eilish going from neon green and black to platinum blonde. 


Some hair colors might be better than others, too. In a practical sense, some colors are more likely to fade faster, while others can last longer (via AnswersToAll). Of course, even permanent hair dye fades over time, but what's your best bet? It's not as simple an answer as you might think, with some surprising colors having the most staying power, but which dyed hair color fades the fastest?

Red fades quickly while brown stays the longest

When it comes to the hair colors that fade the fastest, red might just take the top spot. Per AnswersToAll, intense red shades are likely to fade pretty fast in comparison to auburn and more red-brown shades. This is because brown is the hair dye color with the most staying power of them all. Of course, brown is the natural hair color of many people, and it's adept at piercing the hair and really locking in the color. 


However, how long your hair color lasts can depend on the natural color pigments that exist in your hair. Darker, warm colors are likely to stay for longer on the hair of people with more melanin than cooler, lighter colors, and vice-versa (via Beauty Undercover). 

Of course, there are things you can do to stop your hair color from fading so that dye job doesn't go to waste. For example, it's better to wash your hair at slightly cooler temperatures when it's colored, while you should probably stay away from clarifying shampoos if you want to make your color last longer (via Today).