You’ve finally booked your months-long-awaited appointment at the hair salon and all you can think is, yippee! You’re going to get fresh colour, maybe a few highlights, heck you may even go full tilt and try something new and why not. The hair world is your oyster. And after all the time you’ve spent looking in the mirror at your less than glorious natural colour, we feel you. Just make sure to lock it in with a hair colour-protecting mask like L’Oréal Professionel’s Metal Detox Professional Mask.
With its lightweight, cream formula, this anti-deposit protector deeply nourishes your hair’s fibres to reduce any colour alteration to your hard-earned shade. You know, like fading from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, disruption from pollution, yellowing or even (yikes!) a green tinge from the metal in your shower’s pipes or the chlorine from the local pool. After all, you didn’t go for almost 18 months without salon services to let them rinse away down the shower’s drain or worse, become compromised and turn into a weird shade of I-don’t-want-that colour.
Plus, with it’s pro-guarantee to sustain all colour, balayage and bleach-enhanced hues minus 87 per cent of the natural breakage that can occur after a colour service, you’ll be tossing and flipping your locks like it’s your job. All you have to do is wash and condition with your favourite shampoo and conditioner (we recommend the Metal Detox line’s of accompanying products), towel dry your hair and then smooth on a layer of the Mask and let it soak in for one to 15 minutes before rinsing it out.
L’Oréal Professionel Metal Detox Mask, from $31, available at hair salons.