4 easy ways to keep your hair colour looking fresher, longer
Some of our premium hair care products do more than you might think – like extending the life of your hair colour
So you’ve had your colour done at the salon and it’s looking fabulous. Fast forward four weeks and the colour is beginning to fade, the dreaded brassiness is returning, the red is turning orange, the blonde has lost its clean fresh hue …
Whether you are blonde, red, brown or bright, your hair colour will fade. As we shampoo, blowdry or heat style our hair, colour molecules will start to loosen and wash out.
Even if you aren’t one to blowdry your hair or even shampoo often, you are not immune to your hair colour fading. Exposure to sun and wind – especially sun on a windy day – is a big contributor to colour fade. Swimming in the pool or the ocean are also culprits. Even sitting in a room with the heating or the air conditioning on will dry out your hair and loosen the colour molecules.
All of these factors also contribute to oxidation, the process that causes your hair to become brassy and faded.
The best insurance policy against colour fade is easier than you might think. As well as keeping your hair healthy, shiny and feeling and smelling great, using high-quality hair products gives you the added benefit being colour-preserving marvels. We have these great choices in our online range.
Color Protect Cleanse and Condition by Pravana
This shampoo/conditioner combo is clinically proven to ensure colour lasts up to 60 washes. I find it is best for fine to medium hair types.
The antioxidant properties stop residual oxidation. It also contains UV colour protectors to reduce colour fading and is enriched with Silk Amino Acids to help build strength.
I have had many clients come back to me saying how happy they are with the Color Protect Cleanse and Condition. The feedback is that they really work to prolong the colour, plus they smell amazing and leave the hair with a nice bouncy feel.
7SECONDS Shampoo and Conditioner by UNITE
UNITE’S award-winning 7SECONDS Shampoo and Conditioner are moisture-enriched and cleanses and protects hair from UV rays, thermal damage and colour fading.
I absolutely love this combo. It’s great for medium to coarse/thick hair types. It smells so fresh and clean and leaves the hair feeling moisturised yet weightless.
- Locks in and protects colour
- Instant results for all hair types
- Adds lasting shine
- Weightless formula is moisture-enriched
- Colour-safe with no added sulphates, parabens or sodium chloride
7SECONDS Leave In Detangler by UNITE
If you asked me what product I can’t live without then this would be it. Anybody who is a client at my salon will know that we use this by the bucketload! It’s the best detangler I have ever used.
It will nourish and fortify your hair so it’s a must-have for chemically treated hair. 7SECONDS Leave-in Detangler seals the cuticle and protects from heat and UV so it prevents colour fading and oxidation plus tangles are gone!
- Must-have prep for all hair types
- Instantly detangles
- Perfect balance of moisture and proteins
- Repairs, locks in colour and strengthens
- Thermal and UV protector
Professional Nutri Color Crème by Revlon
Use this instead of your normal conditioner to add pigment back into your faded hair, once a week. Easy!
Frequent shampooing can lead to your colour fading, but you can be prepared with this rich nutritious cream. Intensely pigmented, you’ll see colour improvement results after one use.
You can use the Nutri Color Creme on its own as a nourishing pigment-rich conditioner – or customise it by mixing it with your regular conditioner.
Take all the hassle out of keeping your hair looking fresh between salon visits, as Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme deposits instant colour to your hair in a creamy, detangling treatment that smells great.
- Intensely pigmented hair treatment that adds colour
- Hair looks shinier and healthier because it’s hydrated and nourished
- Contains provitamin B5 & grapeseed oil for rich nourishment
- Adds touchable softness
- Ionic pigments reduce static
- Choose hair colour that matches your hair dye
- Or, choose a colour that will add a new tone to treated hair.
Is your hair brown, pink, blonde, blue, green, copper or red? There is a Nutri Color Creme to match.
The rule of thumb when selecting your shade is to look at the coloured circle around the words “nutri color.” This is a picture of what the colour will look like. Remember, if the colour looks brighter than what you were after you can always dilute it with your regular conditioner.
With so many amazing Nutri Color shades, why not experiment?
If you have blonde hair but feel like adding a few temporary pink streaks, use the Nutri Color Creme 005 Rose Pink. Apply it to your hair where you want to see the pink, let sit for about ten minutes, rinse out and you will have fun pink hair for a few washes. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination!
There are definitely plenty of options out there, but these products are the ones I have found to be great for prolonging colour. The products are an insurance policy against colour fade, heat damage and environmental damage.
No one likes to see their beautiful colour starts to fade. The correct products can prolong your colour for weeks, so it’s definitely worth the investment!