Vibrant colours are some of the hardest colours to upkeep. Here are some tips on how to keep that colour vibrant.
Let’s start with the first and most important step in keeping that vibrant colour.
The products that you use when washing and conditioning your hair.
Products designed exclusively for coloured hair are always best, they aide in keeping the colour and minimize the fading of said colour. One of my favorite products is Redken’s 'Color Magnetics' Shampoo and Conditioner. It has amazing technology, making it a very lightweight formula, containing amino-ions that help seal the colour and maintain the health of your hair! To prolong my own colour, I also love using Viral’s 'Color Wash'! It is a pigmented shampoo that helps refresh your colour. There are about 10 different coloured shampoos to choose from. I recommend to only use it about once a week as it can be drying, so if you do use it, make sure to condition well!
Every wash fades the color.
The less you wash, the longer the colour stays. For healthy hair, wash every 2-3 days. If you can go longer that’s even better! One of the best ways to prevent the color from fading is to was
h or rinse with cool water. This helps to close the cuticles of the hair!
Mask it up.
Weekly masks help to maintain the health of the hair and help to close the cuticles. Closing the cuticles improves the shine of your hair and maintains the colour. One of my favorite masks is Redken’s 'Color Magnetic's Mega Mask'. It has a dual chamber which gives your hair protein and hydration, and the mask can last for 3 washes!
Don’t forget about the heat!
Whenever you use your blow dryer, curling iron, or straightening iron, it fades and changes your colour. Applying heat protectant's before using these tools can help protect your hair from damage and fading! Products that protect up to 450° Fahrenheit are the way to go.
All these tips will help you keep your color for 4 weeks or more! Any questions or comments? Shoot them down below!