Here are a few things that I do to keep my hair look good between visiting my colorist. This is my way of dealing with my grey roots, overwhelmed ends and fading color at least for 8-9 weeks.
As I mentioned previously for having shiny healthy hair it’s crucial not to wash your hair too often- read about it here and here-. Usually once a week or once every five days is enough. If you are used to washing your hair every day, it will take time to get used to a new schedule so be patient. On those days that you don’t wash your hair, dry shampoo is your best friend. My favorite one is Gold Lust Dry Shampoo from Oribe. Actually, it is the only one I use. In addition, to be vegan and cruelty-free it’s free of chloride, parabens. Also, it’s color and keratin treatment safe.
Coloring your hair will eventually dry it out little by little. To deal with that you have to be picky about products that you use on your hair. Use a gentle shampoo, hairspray…etc.
To find such products look for those that have no Parabens or Silicones in it. Look into the ingredients and make sure that is actually mentioned that these substances haven’t been used. Botanicals Fresh Care shampoo from L’Oreal is a good example.
you can easily find it on Amazon as well. I haven’t tried the hair mask or the conditioner from this line so I can’t recommend them.
Keep It Shiny and Healthy Looking
Using a hair mask at least once a week is a must do. Especially colored hair tends to look dull and damaged so it’s important to nourish them and bring back that healthy glow to it. I have three favorite hair masks. The first one is Olaplex No3 which is my all-time favorite. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about it by now. The two others are L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil and Kebelo System Revitalising Masque. Both are equally amazing. The L’Oreal one is more affordable though.
Cover Your Roots
My hair grows really fast so every three weeks or so I need to touch up my roots to cover the greys. Since it’s expensive to have my hair professionally done every three weeks I do it myself at home.
My trick is to use a color two times lighter than my actual color that has been done by my colorist. So at my next visit to the colorist, she won’t need to use any chemical to wash the color out and she easily can dye it in the same color since it’s lighter.
Tip: make sure that the color you choose has no red pigments. If you are not sure, ask your colorist for advice.
In addition to covering the roots, it is important to keep the color fresh and on point. To do so use color refreshers. My favorite one is Maria Nila. It’s vegan, cruelty-free and it comes in a various range of colors.
Don’t Forget The Ends
Using repairing oil on my hair is the last step. You can apply it after washing your hair when it’s still damp. I prefer to use it every morning before brushing my hair I put a little repairing oil in my damp hand and working it into the ends of my hair. I use the Glimmer Shine Finish from Moroccanoil.
Remember the most important factor to have a healthy hair and healthy skin is to eat healthily and make sure that your body gets all nutrients that it needs.
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