Choose the right hair color, the closer it is to your natural color the easier it is to maintain. Stylist recommends staying within three shades of your natural hair color for best results. Select the right type of hair color you want from temporary hair color, Semi-permanent, Permanent hair. All these types of hair color may have different effects and fade duration on the hair. Use color enhancing shampoo designed to help you maintain your hair color. Avoid being under the sun and in the pool, both of these can bleach your hair causing the color to fade away faster.