Exactly How to Keep Your Hair Color Vibrant in Between Salon Visits
PRESERVE YOUR COLOR
As you're reminded every time you settle up when leavintg the salon, your hair color is an investment. And like any investment, it's vital to take proper care of it to make sure it stays in its best shape until the next tune-up. Even if you prefer your natural hue, it's still important to take steps to keep it vibrant - which is why we talked to the experts to find out how best to maintain shiny, impactful strands.
Yes, brunettes get brassy too! "Within two weeks of your service, the hair can look too warm and even coppery like a penny, especially if it was previously packed with orange or red tones," says Lucy Hale's pro Kristin Ess.
It sounds weird, but using a green-colored conditioning cream once a week is an effective way to neutralize unwanted reddish undertones.
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That gleaming golden hue blondes walk out of the salon with can change after a week from heat styling and other factors. "Clients cringe when their hair takes on a greenish-orange tinge," says Reese Witherspoon's colorist Lorri Goddard.
Bring back shine and combat brassiness by applying a brightening treatment every three washes between appointments.
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"There's more upkeep for redheads than any other color," says colorist Negin Zand, who keeps Jessica Chastain's (natural!) hue shiny with clear glosses. The reason: Red pigments lose vibrancy with each wash and oxidize quickly.
Natural and "assisted" redheads alike can maintain richness by lathering weekly with a shampoo that deposits a small amount of color.
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Think of platinum hair like your favorite white T-shirt. "Since bleached hair can be more porous, the more it's exposed to the environment and washed, the more faded and yellow it becomes," says colorist Marie Robinson, who's worked with Michelle Williams.
Using a shampoo and conditioner with a blue-silver hue eliminates yellow tones. If you're naturally gray or white, use it to illuminate your strands too.
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