Maintaining Your Colour At Home

Last week we talked about Toners but what can we do to help prolong our colour at home between visits?

All colour will fade warm due to exposing the natural pigment in the hair. This happens whether lightening or darkening the hair.

Turn The Heat Down

If you want any colour to last longer then try rinsing it in cooler water than you would normally; this will help to extended your colour’s life and promote more shine in the hair. Excessive heat when styling your hair will fade your colour really quickly; simply turn the heat down on your hairdryer and straighteners etc.

As you can see in the demonstration below, the use of heat on the hair really fades the colour.

When heat-styling your hair, you should always apply heat protection. By protecting your hair from heat damage you will help the hair hold onto the colour longer, reducing fade. Just imagine how many times you use heat on your between every salon visit. We held the heat on for 5 seconds to simulate repeated use of heat on your hair.

Invest In The Correct Homecare Regime

If you have invested your hard-earned cash to get your professional colour done, then we strongly recommend to invest in professional products from the salon. These products are of the highest quality with purer ingredients which will simply maintain your colour better than supermarket products.

Whether brunette, red or copper then a colour care shampoo and conditioner will help maintain your colour. Always look for a shampoo that is sulphate free. Sulphate (usually Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) is a very harsh detergent and when used on the hair, can really strip the hair of moisture and colour.

To keep your brunette looking cool, we recommended Redken Brownlights shampoo and conditioner.

To keep any yellow at bay with blonde hair, then the Redken Blondage range is the one for you.

If you have any questions or want to talk about how to best optimise your hair routine at home, then we can discuss it during your next salon visit.