Updated: Sep 13, 2021
don’t ruin it with ordinary products.
If you’re like me, you love getting your hair done at a salon except you have NO idea how to care for your new locks once you’re out of the chair. Maybe your stylist made some recommendations but, after being in the salon for 4+ hours you’ve forgotten everything they said -hey it happens- this is your chance for a refresher.
I’ve compiled a list of product recommendations and techniques that you can do and use at home to keep your investment looking as cool as the day you had it done!
Before I get into it, I must disclose that this post contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission for any products sold at no extra cost to you.
Alright, let’s get to it!
If you like bright packaging, then this brand is for you! amika: has preventative hair-care figured out with their star ingredient sea buckthorn, this “superfruit” is one of the few plant sources of the fatty-acid omega 7 (typically found in fish oil) making it the ultimate holy grail ingredient for healthy hair and scalp.
Technique tip: Use warm water to rinse out before shampooing to open your cuticle and to help remove buildup and dirt.
Turns out, healthy hair retains color 10X better! Check out their product fadeblock pre-shampoo color seal; a pre-shampoo treatment that seals the cuticle + balances hair's PH to protect color from wash-related fading, now that’s a product I can stand behind!
Check out the rest of their color-care line here
Next up, is the collection of color depositing masks by Morroccanoil. Stylists prefer these over any other brand due to their quality ingredients and easy removal when it comes time for a touch up or color change in the salon. Other products like Ion or overtone penetrate the cuticle and create a big problem when trying to remove! Costing you more time and money in the salon, no one wants a surprise like that.
Check out this Aquamarine color! They have one in every shade too, check them out here
Technique tip: Use cool water to rinse from your hair, this will help seal in the color and hydrating properties from the mask.
Alright, this one says it in its name, Color Proof
And it’s trademark, Color Care Authority. This brand guarantees superior color protection and I can vouch for it! Some other brands color care or color extending products leave hair dry and basically do the opposite of what they are supposed to do. The experts agree, Color Proof is the no-compromise color care. Powered by ingredient innovation that gets results. They obsess over every detail to ensure undisputed product performance.
Try out their Plush-locks leave in smooth; Frizz-defying blow dry crème minimizes breakage and creates a silk-like finish. Reduces blow dry time with color and heat protection.
Technique tip: Start with a dime to quarter size amount (depending on your hair length and amobut) and work from the ends up, finger combing product through. Don’t be afraid to put the remaining on your hairline/scalp area to help with the face frame frizzies.
Get yours here
Red-heads look no further, the mother of all depositing conditioner’s is right here
Biolage’s NEW ColorBalm red poppy color depositing conditioner will leave your hair 10X more conditioned after just one use! Perfect to refresh after all the sunny summer days, also it’s paraben free and vegan.
For best results use after shampooing with ColorLast shampoo, towel dry and then apply the ColorBalm generously from root to ends for a cool red luster and a touch of dimension.
Click here to check it out.
This last product is for my color QUEENS! Are you’re ends a bit crunchy and dry? This stuff is what you need to keep the breakage at bay while you phone your local hairstylist for a trim.
Because, let’s face it, once it’s dead no amount of product can save you.
Redken’s Acidic bonding concentrate bundle is created for strength repair and damaged hair. This ultra thick product goes a long way and is suitable for all types of damaged hair.
Read more about the benefits here and Save 15% off your first Redken order by using this link to shop!
There you have it, my top 5 product recommendations for keeping your hair color as brilliant as when you first stepped out of the salon.
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