As we get into the warmer weather we’ve all been waiting for, many of us are looking for those lighter colours, highlights and ombré© looks to go with it. But after a cold, dry winter, you might be unsure about giving your locks another dose of dehydration with a colour treatment. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few colour hair savers to help revive and protect your coloured strands.
Give your hair some serious shower love with the Ké©rastase Ré©flection Bain Chroma Captive shampoo and Fondant Chroma Captive conditioner ($39 and $45, kerastase.ca) that nourishes coloured strands while protecting your salon colour long past your visit to the chair. Alongside antioxidant-rich ingredients and UV filters, you know your colour will last throughout the summer and your tresses won’t succumb to the dreaded fried state we all hope to avoid.
Offer your tired and stressed tresses some strength and protection with the Pureology Strength Cure Restorative Masque ($50, available at professional salons). This weekly rinse-out treatment conditions and strengthens broken and damaged tresses from constant colour sessions and the brand’s signature colour-protection formula and bevvy of good-for-your-hair (and awesome-smelling) ingredients ensure that your colour is long-lasting too. Apply to clean hair for two to five minutes and then rinse out for luxuriously smooth and instantly revitalized hair and radiant colour.
What better way to keep your colour fresh than to go a few days in between blowouts? Extend your look (and your colour) with the Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo ($5, available at mass drugstores nationwide), which helps to nix any signs of second day bedhead and grease and lifts roots in a pinch for an instantly wearable style (and will be a must-have on those pressed-snooze-too-many-times mornings). The Moroccan rose and passionfruit nectar-infused formula protects coloured strands and skipping the shampoo a couple times a week will help prolong those highlights you paid good money for.