There’s nothing like fresh hair color to boost your confidence and leave you feeling gorgeous. But without the proper hair care routine, color-treated hair can lose its vibrancy, becoming faded, dull, and less-than-lustrous. Whether you now have blonde hair, brown hair, red hair, black hair or bold hair, below you’ll discover ways to make first-day brilliance shine on.
hair Color Tip #1: INVEST IN The PROPER PRODUCTS
Shampoo and conditioner can be your hair color’s best friends—or fade-inducing foes. To help ensure that your shade doesn’t disappear down the drain, wash with products that have been specially formulated for color-treated hair. Try one of the following pairs!
Loving your new blonde hair color? Try using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment to help keep your blonde mane look beautiful, not brassy.
Do your strands need a little help standing up against everyday aggressors? Try using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm to help protect color-treated hair.
hair Color Tip #2: BE CAREFUL WITH WET HAIR
Hair is delicate when wet, so shampoo and condition gently to avoid breakage and maintain hair color’s vibrancy. For added color-saving benefits, make sure to wash hair in tepid—not hot—water and towel-dry with a gentle, squeezing motion instead of shaking, rubbing, or twisting it.
hair Color Tip #3: Treat Your Tresses to a hair mask
No matter how much time and effort you put into your hair, every once in a while, it could benefit from a hair mask. The latest trend in hair care is sheet masks for hair, so try using the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask or L’Oréal Paris EverPure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask. Whichever you choose, open the sheet mask before getting into the shower. Then, after you hop out of the shower, towel-dry your hair and twist and wrap your hair fully into the cap (there’s a sticker to secure the sheet mask!), leave it on for five minutes, and rinse out thoroughly with lukewarm water.
hair Color Tip #4: SHIELD YOUR SHADE
UV rays pose a threat to more than your skin—too much exposure can dull shade intensity and sap shine. To help maintain your best color and protect your hair from the sun, choose products with UV filters. Also, use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heat Spray before heat syling. Avoid extensive exposure to sunlight and stay away from pool water—the chlorine can affect your color and may even turn it green. If you have to swim, wear a cap to protect your hair and keep it looking beautiful. Finally, to keep your style—and your hair color—in check, use the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray in Extra Strong Hold with UV Filter to finish hairstyles.
hair Color Tip #5: TOUCH UP TO KEEP COLOR FRESH
Begin a regular color cycle. To ensure that your hair color stays beautiful and consistent, it’s a good idea to touch up your roots every 4-6 weeks—unless you want to embrace the root shadow look, which is super-trendy. Use your at-home hair color kit of choice, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme, for a flawless touch-up and to achieve the most perfect match to your shade.