Enhance and protect colour
Written: July 2006
Once you've splashed out on a new colour for the season, there's little sense in letting it fade away. One way to get maximum mileage out of your colour is to orchestrate your care routine around it.
A colour-locking shampoo and conditioner, like VO5 Fade Defy Shampoo and Conditioner, from $5.99 each, helps stop colour from washing down the drain, while haircare geared for your specific shade, like the Pantene Pro-V Expressions range, $11.99, helps protect colour while also reflecting light in a way that best shows off your new hue. And when it comes to having a killer colour, it's all about shine.
If you've already let your new shade slip a little, attempt a rescue with a colour treatment. Redken Color Extend Highlight Color-Reviving Treatment, $25.95, helps reactivate highlights and intensifies shine for a more vibrant colour.
Nothing makes a new hair colour look older faster than tell-tale roots. If you've got the time and the cash to pop into the salon every three weeks, you've got them covered. If you don't, a little DIY action is definitely in order. Try Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch Up, $11.99, to keep your roots under wraps.