Keeping hair colour fresh
If you like to dye your hair, protecting your coloured strands involves two things: hair care and maintenance. Typically, this involves touch-up visits with your hairdresser. However, it’s not always possible to get there.
So, what can you do to extend the lifespan of your hair colour at home? We spoke with a celebrity stylist and hair colourist on how you keep your hair looking fresh and bright in between salon appointments. Here’s how to extend your hair colour at home like a pro.
Don’t stray too far from your natural hue
The closer you are to your true shade, the less colour maintenance your hair will require. If you naturally have jet black strands and you bleach them Gwen Stefani platinum blonde, regrowth is going to be swift and glaring, meaning you’ll probably need your salon on speed dial. Unless you’re committed to upkeep, stick to a colour within two shades of your natural base.
Change your part
Switching up your part can make roots look less obvious. Celebrity colourist, Rita Hazan, recommends flipping hair so it falls in a different direction, or creating a zig-zag part, which helps break up the root area, making re-growth less apparent.