Colored hair has special needs, not the least of which is damage repair and protection against fade. Sun, chlorine, even simply washing your hair can strip it of both color and moisture, and the chemicals in most hair dyes can leave your hair dry and prone to breakage and split ends. Keep you colored strands in tip-top shape by following a simple styling routine.
Start off with a shampoo and conditioner specially made for colored hair – any other kind will most certainly increase fade and possibly lead to further damage. Pantene Color Revival Shampoo and Conditioner cleans and conditions your dyed hair without stripping it of moisture, and they add essential moisture and incredible shine, enhancing the color of your hair. Find Pantene products at mass merchandisers and drugstores, or visit Pantene.com for further information.
After shampooing and conditioning, apply (in the shower) John Freida’s Luminous Color Glaze in the shade most closely matching your own (or in clear). This glaze deposits a hint of color and shine each time you use it, a minimum of three times a week. Leave it on for 3 minutes (or longer, as desired), then rinse thoroughly, and you have a damage-free shiny color boost. Luminous Color Glaze comes in red, two shades of blonde, two shades of brown, and clear, and is available at a drugstore or mass merchandiser near you.
After drying, towel drying (never rubbing, only blotting) your hair, apply Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Breakage Defense Detangling Leave-In Crème to repair chemical damage and prevent breakage, while making your hair smoother and easier to comb through.
Next, use Fantasia Color Glosser with Natural Silk Highlights to intensify your color and add high-intensity shine. Added sunscreen protects your hair from the elements, and the silk leaves your hair soft and silky, not weighed down or limp. Color Glosser is found in shades to match your hair color, including blond, brunette, light brown, and red. Find Fantasia Color Glosser at Sally’s Beauty Supply.
Finally, finish off your beautiful, freshly-colored look with John Freida’s Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine Finishing Crème for you raven-haired ladies, or John Freida’s Sheer Blonde Tousled Tresses Fine Mist Wax Texturizing Spray for the fair-haired among us. John Freida’sCrystal Clear Shape and Shimmer Hairspray will keep us carrot tops bright and shiny and ready to stun.
When styling colored hair, always remember to use products specially formulated for colored hair, to avoid stripping away the dyes or drying out already-processed hair. Avoid further damage by limiting heat styling and eliminating other chemical processes (coloring or perming) as much as possible. Keep hair protected from UV damage by using products with sunscreen built in, and use color depositing formulas (like the Luminous Color Glaze and Color Glosser) to keep your hair rich and deeply colored until your next color treatment.