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6 Quick and Simple Ways to Refresh Your Hair Color at Home

Touching up your hair color doesn’t need to be difficult.
September 16, 2022

Changing up your look with a new hair color always brings an instant wave of confidence. Whether you go with subtle highlights or a new, all-over shade, getting your hair done is such a treat. Unfortunately, over time, things like outgrown roots, faded color and dullness are inevitable. 

The maintenance, the time and the cost that come with coloring your hair may hold many back from making a switch, but we’re here to say that this doesn’t always have to be the case. The right arsenal of products like an at-home toning gloss, temporary root touch up and semi-permanent hair color can help to cut back on maintenance and make a world of difference for your hair color. So, read on as we share six easy and inexpensive ways to revamp your hair color at home.

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6 Low-Maintenance Ways to Revamp Hair Color at Home

Maintaining a gorgeous, shiny and vibrant hair color doesn’t have to be a full-time commitment. Check out six simple ways to refresh your hair color at home, below.

1. Use an At-Home Glossing Treatment

A glossing treatment can take your hair from dull to lustrous in as little as 15 minutes. The L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss is a luxurious at-home treatment that corrects faded, brassy color and deeply conditions hair. After just one use, hair is noticeably shiny, vibrant and appears like you just spent hours at the salon. Add it to your routine once a week, following shampoo and conditioner to maintain your fresh color. It even comes in 16 different shades, including Honey Blonde, Auburn, Rich Brunette and Smokey Bronde

2. Use a Glossing System 

If fading color is your biggest concern, definitely consider a glossing system that is formulated for color-treated hair like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, pH Balanced. This shampoo and conditioner are infused with nourishing argan oil to cleanse hair without stripping color, leaving your tresses silky, shiny and smooth. 

The system includes an in-shower glossing treatment — the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze — which helps to keep your colored strands looking shiny and vibrant as ever. first, shampoo your hair and rinse, then, spray the in shower glaze on wet hair and leave it on for one to three minutes, (do not rinse) and finish with the conditioner.

3.  Revamp Your Grown Out Color with Semi-Permanent Hair Color

If your grown-out blonde highlights are past the point of a touch-up, use this opportunity to rock vibrant new highlights with semi-permanent hair color. The L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color is a semi-permanent, ammonia-free dye that lasts four to ten washes. In as little as an hour, this product can transform your overgrown blonde highlights into rose gold highlights or even vibrant blue highlights, and no one will ever know you didn’t spend hours at the salon for your new look.

4. Opt for Monochrome Color

Balayage, babylights and dimensional ‘dos tend to receive more love than monochrome hair color but all over color can look just as vibrant, rich and striking. Once you see how much less maintenance monochrome color is, it’s hard not to be an instant fan. 

Whether you opt for a shade of expensive brunette or rich burgundy, monochrome color makes maintenance easy because you can touch-up your roots at home. All you need is an at-home hair color kit like the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color or the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color. If you’re ready to commit to monochrome color at home, always remember to follow the instructions inside the box for a seamless dye job.

5. Don’t Underestimate Purple Shampoo

If your blonde highlights feel like they’re constantly brassy, banish those unwanted warm tones with purple shampoo and conditioner like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner. This duo contains hibiscus and purple dye to oust brassy tones while keeping blonde, silver and highlighted hair hydrated and moisturized. 

Once a week, switch out the conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Anti Brass Purple Mask Treatment to give your hair an extra dose of toning power and deep hydration.

6. Try Temporary Root Touch-Up

If roots are your biggest qualm, buy yourself some time between dye sessions with a temporary root touch-up like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up. In a pinch, this root touch-up conceals all signs of grays or overgrown roots, sans sticky textures and keeps your hair color looking fresh and vibrant. Hold the can six inches away from your hair and spray the color onto your roots and partly through your hair for a seamless blend.

Next: How to Use Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color for a Gorgeous Hair Transformation

Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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