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Why Is My Hair Not Holding Color? How To Repigment Bleached Hair?

Falling in love with hair color is an awesome feeling. You’ll try the new shade immediately once you go to the hair salon, it is like coating a totally new identity to wear them.

But after that, you notice you didn’t get the desired color on your hair, as it seems like your hair doesn’t hold the pigments. What are the reasons? And how to tackle it? Let’s find out.

Why is my hair not holding color?

The main reason for this is due to the amount of damage done to the hair on a daily basis:

  • Coloring
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Chemical relaxing.

It is no surprise that hair can become completely stripped and refuse to hold hair color.

Why is my hair not taking color on roots?

New, undamaged hair, such as the kind found at your roots, has a much stronger outer layer and does not loosen up enough to let as many color molecules in.

When the color molecules can’t get into the hair, they can’t change the hair color.

How to repigment bleached hair? 

While repigmenting is often done in salons, most at-home users don’t know that they need to do this when going darker from lightened hair. But you can do this at home.

Things you’ll need


  1. Step 1: Apply the repigmenting product on your dry hair, let the gloss fully process.
  2. Step 2: Rinse your hair thoroughly.
  3. Step 3: Shampoo and condition your strands before moving on to your permanent color application.


How can I get my hair to absorb color? 

It is a common problem among people who uses color and other chemical products on their hair. All these items damage your hair, and they won’t hold color anymore.

You can visit the nearest hair salon for hair deep conditioning treatment. Tell hairstylist to cut your damaged split ends of your hair before conditioning treatment because they can’t be repaired.

Otherwise, If you really want to make them shiner, healthier at home, then follow all instructions given below.

Using moisturizing shampoo and conditioner

To make your hair reabsorb color, you must repair your damaged hair by moisturizing it constantly and give it more nutrition to naturally self-grow.

In this method, your hair can restore its natural moisture by using specialized shampoo and conditioner for dry damaged hair or a keratin set to make your locks lustrous again.

Things you’ll need

  • Conditioner
  • Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Towel


  1. Step 1: Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo that not contain any sulfates. Sulfates deposits in the hair and can cause damage.
  2. Step 2: Apply conditioner on your hair. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Step 3: Dry your hair. Squeeze the water out with your towel, but don’t rub them to make them dry. You can use a towel with soft hands, so your hair will not become rough and dry.

Using olive oil

Olive oil can help to close hair cuticle, moisturize it and replace damaged hair.

Things you’ll need

  • Olive oil
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner


  1. Step 1: Pour a small amount of olive oil into a bowl and keep in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Step 2: When the hit became comfortable to touch, apply on your hair strands nicely. 
  3. Step 3:After one hour, wash it with shampoo and conditioner.

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We hope this article will help you to repair your damaged hair, and your hair becomes ready for coloring again.

After deep conditioning treatment, your hair will hold color for a long time. Always use natural hair care products to avoid damage and hair fall.



I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty & make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!

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