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I love the instant transformation a hair colour can give. A new hair colour always looks so amazing, but you want to keep that hair colour looking fresh for as long as possible. So here’s my easy how-to guide to care for your hair colour.
1. Treat your colour well
Coloured hair does need a little more care than normal hair. Change your shampoo and conditioner to a colour protect formula and add in a weekly hair treatment to nourish your hair as well.
2. But don’t wash as often
If you have a darker hair colour, every wash will still slightly fade your hair colour. That’s when I reach for dry shampoo to space out the time between washes and preserve the colour in my hair.
3. Refresh your colour
My absolute favourite products at the moment are these colour refresh mousses. Personally I use the blonde to remove any brassy or yellow tones from my hair and the brunette and red formulas are fantastic. They give your hair colour a lift and add in the perfect amount of shine. They boost your colour to keep it looking good for longer. The best bit is it only takes three minutes, so it’s my absolute favourite product. I can’t recommend this enough to everyone at the moment.
4. Drop the heat
Really high heat can actually fade your colour right before your eyes. It’s still okay to heat style your hair, but just drop the temperature a little to make sure you keep your colour looking its best.
5. Sunscreen for your hair
Your hair dryer may give off a lot of heat but that’s nothing on the sun. If you know you’re going to be outside for a long time, pop on a hat and even better, this new leave-in treatment has UV protection to keep your hair looking its best all summer long.
How to know what colour will suit you
For a foolproof way to tell what hair colours will suit you, you need to try the Colour Match tool. It’s your easy guide to know what will work for you and how to achieve it.
Do you colour your hair? How often do you do it? And what’s your secret to keeping your hair colour looking fresh?
Thanks for these tips! This summer, it becomes doubly challenging to preserve colour in your hair!
Jaclyn Lorimer says
Do you know of any blonde color refreshers that are available in the US? The brand you linked doesn’t seem to sell here.
I tried that blonde mousse and it is so good! I would never have found it as I don’t do box colour but it’s so quick to do. I haven’t told my hairdresser yet 😉
Hair Romance says
Thanks Tamsyn, it’s so good isn’t it? I use it once a week or once a fortnight xx
I just get balayage highlights as I hate obvious regrowth lines and I can go 4-5 months between appointments. The ends do seem more damaged though so I’m going to try that treatment.
Hair Romance says
Highlights do need some extra love, just apply the mask to the ends of your hair. Thanks for commenting Ally! xx