7 Hair Products That Keep Your Colour Fresher For Longer
Because we all want the most bang for our buck.
Let’s not beat around the bush–colouring your hair professionally is not an inexpensive exercise. Whether it’s a delicate lowlights application or a full head of foils, dying your hair doesn’t come cheap. So, naturally, we want to maintain the results for as long as possible. This is where products specifically designed for colour maintenance come in handy.
Sure, it’s an extra step in your routine or an additional shampoo and conditioner set in the shower but prioritising prolonging your colour will pay dividends in the long run. Plus, by protecting your colour, these products also protect against heat damage, UV rays and environmental aggressors. In other words, they work hard to earn their place in your routine. Here, we roundup seven of our favourite colour-caring hair products.
L’Oréal Professionel Metal Detox Shampoo & Mask
Did you know that metal particles accumulate inside the hair fibre when it is exposed to water? Neither did we. But this accumulation can wreak havoc on your colour and cause it to fade faster. Bummer. Enter: L’Oréal Professionel’s Metal Detox Shampoo & Mask. Working to detoxify the hair to prolong colour vibrancy and reduce hair breakage, this duo is unstoppable when it comes to keeping your colour fresh and the vibes high.
Oribe Power Drops Colour Preservation Booster
Working to provide an intense dose of antioxidants and amino acids to shield the hair from UV rays and enhance colour retention, the Oribe Power Drops Colour Preservation Booster is a real hard worker. Containing the brand’s Signature Complex to defend the hair from oxidative stress, photo-ageing and keratin deterioration, the formula is unrivalled in protecting your colour and blocking out UV penetration. Bright, healthy locks are around the corner!
IGK Antisocial Leave-In Dry Hair Mask
As the name suggests, the IGK Antisocial Leave-In Dry Hair Mask is perfect for those nights in when you feel called to pamper yourself. Designed as a time-release treatment mask to repair and soften the hair while ‘cocooning’ your colour, this product deserves a gold star. And not only is it great for your locks but the sleep-enhancing scent also encourages your natural sleep cycle. Insane, right?
ColourWOW Colour Security Shampoo
Gently cleansing the scalp and hair while still removing unwanted product build up, the ColourWOW Colour Security Shampoo will leave your hair ready for the runway. Helping to maintain colour freshness and vibrancy without weighing the hair down, the formula has the best of both worlds. Plus, it’s sulphate-free!
Aveda Colour Conserve Daily Colour Protect
A leave-in treatment that instantly intensifies colour radiance, the Aveda Colour Conserve Daily Colour Protect is a must-have in your hair care arsenal. Formulated with green tea and castor oil to nourish the hair while sealing the cuticle to protect your colour and hair health, this product will also leave behind blinding shine. Run, don’t walk.
Shu Uemura Colour Lustre Thermomilk
If there is one thing colour-treated hair requires it is heat protection. Enter: Shu Uemura’s Colour Lustre Thermomilk. Working to provide thermal protection and keep your style intact all day long, this one-of-a-kind milk imparts a glorious shine while reducing colour fading. It also contains refining lipids that insulate the hair from water and other stress factors.
Schwarzkopf Professional BlondMe Blonde Wonders Restoring Balm
Blonde babes, listen up! The Schwarzkopf Professional BlondMe Blonde Wonders Restoring Balm is here to help prevent hair breakage, reduce frizz, seal split ends and keep your colour bright and fresh. Formulated with 3D Bond Creation Technology, the leave-in product also has a UV-filter to reduce sun damage and prevent the hair from drying out.