These Are the Most Flattering Highlights for Your Hair Color
From highlights to lowlights, find out which shades complement your hair color
"Your hair is ultra clean from being chemically processed and then thoroughly washed," she says. "Waiting gives your scalp and follicles enough time to fully close and lock in the color and start nourishing your scalp on its own." Be sure to wash your hair with a shampoo formulated for colored hair (she recommends StriVectin Color Care Shampoo, $23).
L'Oréal Paris celebrity stylist Kari Hill adds, "Anything that swells the cuticle -- like hot water or hair masks -- can let color molecules escape." To prevent that, shampoo with cooler water and only leave on deep conditioners for a few minutes.
You should also keep your hair out of the sun as much as possible (Streicher recommends a hat) and products that protect your hair from UV rays (Hill recommends the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy line).
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