How to Keep Your Color Treated Hair Healthy & Beautiful
You’ve just left the salon with a fresh new haircolor and you’re feeling amazing. Armed with a fabulous new look, you’re ready to take on the world with a pep in your step and a newfound sense of confidence. Yet whether you’re experimenting with Balayage or ombre for the first time, or opting for a more dramatic look such as platinum blonde or silver, your color-treated hair will require a special type of care to stay strong, bright and beautiful in between salon visits.
Read on to discover the must have products and services you’ll need to keep your color-treated hair vibrant and healthy, so you can make that fresh-from-the-salon feeling last!
How Do I Keep My Color-Treated Hair From Turning Brassy?
The battle against brassy hair actually begins before you leave your colorist’s chair. In order to prevent the unwanted yellow and orange undertones that can often appear on highlighted hair in between salon appointments, it’s essential to incorporate a hair toner into your haircolor service. A hair toner, such as Redken’s Shades EQ Gloss demi-permanent haircolor, cools down and enhances the tone of your highlights to help you achieve the exact color you’re looking for. Redken Shades EQ hair gloss also works to balance the hair’s Ph level, condition the hair, and increase shine, which in turn helps keep the hair healthy and strong.
A Shades EQ gloss service is also a quick, easy way to refresh and tone your haircolor in between your regular salon appointments. If you begin to notice brassy tones a few weeks after your haircolor service, call your stylist and ask to schedule an appointment for a Shades EQ gloss. In just 20 minutes, you’ll leave the salon with brass-free strands and high-gloss shine.
Whats Shampoo Is Best For Color-Treated Hair?
When it comes to caring for color-treated hair, it’s important to choose a shampoo and conditioner that will strengthen while helping to maintain the tone of your haircolor. If you have blonde or silver color-treated hair, a color-depositing purple shampoo will help cancel out any yellow or brassy tones, keeping your color cool and bright. Redken’s Color Extend Blondage system is an excellent regimen for cool blondes while the Color Extend Graydiant system is best for gray or silver color-treated hair.
“Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Shampoo and Conditioner is amazing in that it addresses two common concerns for blondes: toning and breakage.”, says Redken Artist Woodward Bartlett, “Blondage shampoo deposits violet pigment which helps to cancel out brass. The system also features the Triple Acid Protein Complex which helps strengthen fragile hair, fight excessive porosity, breakage and many other blonde hair woes! With Color Extend Blondage, blondes don’t have to choose between maintaining tone and keeping the hair strong. You get both benefits with one product.”
“With the Graydiant system, those with silver color-treated hair can gently cancel any yellow tones with the violet- depositing Graydiant Shampoo. The Graydiant conditioner actually deposits silver pigment into the hair for a gorgeous, titanium end result. It’s a true game-changer for silver hair.”
How Do I Strengthen And Repair Damage On Color-Treated Hair?
Every time you receive a lightening service at the salon, your hair undergoes a chemical process which allows the color to effectively deposit onto the hair strand. Protein treatments and leave-in conditioners are a must-have to fortify, reinforce and strengthen the hair following these type of processes. Redken’s Extreme Anti-Snap leave-in treatment helps to repair breakage, seal split ends, and re-infuse the hair with protein that can be lost during a haircolor service.
“I recommend Extreme Anti-Snap to every one of my guests because it addresses every type of damage hair can be exposed to.” Says Bartlett, “It’s super easy to use as a quick leave-in treatment and is a definite ‘Must Have’ to prevent breakage or frizz from showing up in your selfies!”