The first time I colored my hair, I used box color and my hair turned brassy after a month or so. The next time I colored my hair, I went to a salon where I paid $300 to get the chocolate brown shade I had always dreamed of. The stylist recommended some products but I wasn’t really listening. After a month, my perfect chocolate brown hue turned a sort of orange and I was devastated!
I ran back to the salon and quickly explained what was wrong while choking back my tears. I spent a lot of money on the dye job and I most certainly did not like orange hair. After calming me down, the stylist asked me what products I used on my hair and if I used any of the ones she recommended. Shame-faced, I said no and that was when she said that my color changed because I didn’t take care of it.
Shampoo and Color
The stylist went on to explain that the products used on my hair weren’t made for the new color. I was so ashamed but she set me on the right path and we fixed my hair (for a fee). Now I want to share some of the great things I learned with you. If I can spare your hair from orange, I would gladly do so and I will start with choosing the right shampoo.
- Redken Color Extend Shampoo – Now this is a shampoo especially made for colored hair. Not only does it preserve the color of your hair but it also extends it. This shampoo is priced $26 which is pretty reasonable.
- Pureology Anti-Fade Complex Hydrate Shampoo – This shampoo is pretty expensive at $45 but it does so many great things for the hair. For one, it preserves and extends color but it also hydrates hair. Dryness is always a problem with color processed locks.
- Fekkai Technician Color Care Shampoo – The name Frederic Fekkai is huge in the hair care business and this shampoo proves it. It not only preserves color but also makes hair extra soft and smooth at just $42 a pop.
If you are on a budget, I suggest you try L’Oreal Vitamino Shampoo since it is very affordable at just $14.