Earlier in the week, we posted a field guide on caring for colored hair. If you already follow our suggestions but your color still fades, the next step is to examine the hair products you are using. At PIN Salon, the following products are the ones we most often suggest for those with color-treated hair. If you're not sure which of these products would work for you, drop by the salon for a free consultation with one of our stylists to determine your unique hair needs.
1. Color conditioning mousse. Here at PIN, we use Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse - a color product that is easy to use, adds brilliant shine, and lasts for up to eight shampoos. If you're a perfectionist when it comes to your hair color, look no further. Next time you're in the salon, ask your colorist to recommend the perfect shade for you.
2. A better blowout. Game to push your blowout an extra day before washing and re-blowdrying? Your hair will thank you! To get away with a day-old blowout, the first product you'll need is a dry shampoo. Kevin.Murphy Fresh.Hair will not only freshen up day-old hair, giving it body, and shine, but it will also remove excess hair product. The second component to a better blowout is a top-notch blowdryer. The Valera blowdryer will cut your drying time in half, thus lessening the amount of time your colored hair is undergoing heat. Every stylist at PIN Salon uses the Valera for a number of reasons. First, the color care technology locks in hair color, thus preventing fading. Secondly, the ionic conditioning and tourmaline also prevents color fade, improves shine, and even maintains hair hydration.
3. Heat protectants. Finding the list of rules difficult to work into your hair routine? Not to fear, heat protectants will quickly become your new best friend. The heat protectant trifecta that we use at PIN Salon includes Kérastase Thermique Heat Protective Creams + Fibre Architecte + Touche Perfection. Kérastase offers a heat protective cream for all hair types, therefore making it a must-have for everyone who is looking to maintain their hair color. As for the Fibre Architecte, this product is best suited to those who are heavily reliant on heat tools. Fibre Architecte will repair split ends, add non-greasy shine, and give you that smooth, fresh haircut feel that everyone desires. Finally, Touche Perfection might be small in size, but it delivers incredible results. By adding a pea size (or less) of this product to your ends, your strands will quickly become smooth and frizz-free. PIN Salon stylists carry Touche Perfection with them at all times for on-the-go touchups and to prolong a hairstyle sans heat tools.
4. PIN Salon gloss. If all else fails, drop by PIN for a quick, 30-minute long gloss. Sit back, and relax in one of our comfy shampoo chairs while we apply a semi-permanent color that delivers long lasting, radiant color.