In a beauty salon, experts think about this, but at home we have to worry about protecting our hair from dryness and brittleness. We spoke with the pros to find out what rules they follow to care for colored hair.
Constant staining can lead to brittle, dry and dull hair. Therefore, it is important not to neglect the maintenance of colored hair. But it is easier to prevent this damage if you turn to a professional stylist. «The stylist will take into account the peculiarities of your hair and will do something that you definitely would not have dealt with alone», – says a consultant for hair care and line products L’Oreal Professional Deniz Giye.
IN L’Oreal Professional a revolutionary technology appeared Smartbond, which is presented only in beauty salons. It is applied directly during coloring, and as a result, the hair looks strong and healthy and retains color much longer than usual.
Matthew Collins, Canadian hairdresser and ambassador L’Oreal Professional, explains why Smartbond necessary for his main clients – models: «The hair of the models is subjected to serious stress every day, so I must be one hundred percent sure that I maintain the integrity of the hair structure during dyeing! Once I was combing a client’s hair, which I had previously lightened, and only a few hairs remained on the comb – unbelievable, but a fact, because this is no more than any healthy person loses in a day. Her hair was not even minimally damaged, and the color turned out exactly as I wanted! The main thing is that when re-staining with the Smartbond system, you do not need to change either the oxidizing agent or its duration.».
Even if the master took care of protecting the hair even during dyeing, the task of maintaining health, shine and volume of the hair falls on our shoulders! So don’t forget to take care of your dyed hair at home.
With modern care products, this is not so difficult. The main thing is to choose those professional products that are suitable specifically for your hair and which contain ingredients to maintain a bright shade.
This is what stylists usually advise their clients to care for dyed hair.
- Use the right shampoo to avoid getting too quick fading hair… For instance, Kérastase Chromatic Reflection cleans the cuticle well, but does not wash out the coloring pigment from the hair structure. When washing your hair, use warm water, hair color may become dull due to exposure to boiling water.
- Don’t forget about hair conditioner: no matter how good the dye, it dries out the hair in one way or another, so they need to provide them with regular nourishment and hydration.
- Apply a conditioning mask to your hair several times a week. To enhance its intensity, as well as to consolidate the saturation of the new shade, add tint care to any hair mask Kérastase Chromatic Touch… It is available in four color options: cool blond, cool brown, copper or red.
- Use thermal protection for hair when laying. Such products protect your curls from the negative effects of a hair dryer and ironing.
If you like experiments and often dye your hair, then stylists are advised to collect on your shelf in the bathroom a full “battle arsenal” of cleaning and care professional products for the care of dyed hair, which will help maintain a bright shade and health of hair.
Clarified or highlighted hair it is the most difficult, because in addition to the staining procedure, they also have discoloration – the washing out of natural pigment. Therefore, care for bleached colored hair should be thought out to the smallest detail!
Гамма Blondifier от L’Oréal Professionnel
The main active ingredient in this range of products is polyphenol derived from acai berries. It prevents the very typical fading of light shades to indistinct redheads or yellowness… Pay special attention to shampoo Blondifier Cool with pigments that helps to maintain the chic cool nuance of the blonde.
And now you can give yourself (or a blonde friend) a New Year’s set Blondifier, it just includes this shampoo – along with a professional mask.
Gamma Blond Absolu by Kérastase
All facets of a luxurious blonde are stored in jars and bottles Absolute Blond… It really has everything you need to maintain a cool or warm blonde, for a cosmic shine of hair and color retention.
The complex with hyaluronic acid and edelweiss cells as part of the range is universal – it will come to the rescue after complete staining or trend highlighting techniques – bronzing, шатуша, balalaika, egg nog, La French, airtouch.
Contrary to common misconception, a dark shade after staining is no easier to maintain than a light one! Therefore, do not neglect hair care after dyeing it dark.
Experts recommend focusing on nourishing and moisturizing your hair.
Mythic Oil range from L’Oréal Professionnel
These products work in two ways that are important for brown-haired women and brunettes: they restore damaged hair and give it a refined shine. Always well-groomed hair, hair to hair – that’s what it does Mythic Oil… The range is based on natural oils (argan, ginger, almond) and plant extracts.
L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color line of care products
Vitamino Color focuses on repairing damage after staining and keeping the color vibrant for weeks. Choose sulfate-free shampoo or classic? Should you opt for an air conditioner or replace it with light milk with an acidic pH? It’s up to you to decide – the range is like a designer, from the details of which each will make its own ideal care.
Don’t miss the chance to give your loved ones (or yourself!) A New Year’s set Vitamino Color: it includes shampoo in a large bottle with a convenient dispenser and a mask Vitamino Color with resveratrol – the favorite of our stylists.
All the cares of the salon master and our own efforts are not able to defeat the main enemy of colored hair – regrown roots! But do not pick up a pretty cap for the last two weeks before the next trip to the salon – at L’Oreal Professional got a better idea!
You can now mask the roots of a different color just like dark circles under the eyes: with a highly pigmented hair concealer Hair Touch Up… It is enough to apply it on dry hair in those places where an unwanted shade is visible, and microscopic particles of pigment will instantly even out the color. The result will last all day long and disappear when you decide to wash your hair.
For French colorist Frédéric Mennetier Hair Touch Up now irreplaceable: “This is an amazingly light spray that coats the hair with microscopic pigment particles when sprayed. I am sure women will like how effective this product is! “