My Hair Color ... It's Just Not Kicking, So Here's How I'm Fixing It

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Posted 10/04/10 at 05:58PM by Total Beauty

It happens like clockwork every fall. My hair color fades faster than the sunlight. I guess it's expected, considering I've spent the past few months hanging out on the beach or on a boat. (Hey, did you know wind can actually cause hair color to fade, too? As if the sun wasn't enough!). Well, heading back into fall means back to business for me and back to getting my hair color in great shape. But, I'm not willing to shell out the money or the time to have it done in a salon. So, here are my three new secret weapons:

No. 1: DIY Glossing Cream: There's nothing like a gloss to help cancel out brassiness and amp up shine. Now, I've studied the colorists who have applied these bad boys to my hair for years and how hard can it be, really? They brush them on, leave on your head for 10 minutes, rinse and voila -- you're done. So, I decided to try the DIY version Oscar Blandi Pronto Gloss Instant Glossing Cream, $19 and wow, it really did the trick. Not only did my hair become shinier, but it also has a keratin protein boost, so my hair looked and felt healthier.

No. 2: Color Care Shampoo: I color my hair, so you would think using a color protecting shampoo would be a given. But, hey, I'm like anyone else. Sometimes, I just reach for whatever is there -- especially when I'm showering at the gym, staying at a friend's house, or I run out of my go-to products and use what's at the bottom of my linen closet. But, I'm now vowing to only use a shampoo for color-treated hair. These contain less detergent than regular versions, so your color doesn't wash down the drain every time you shower. First up to try, Joico Color Endure Shampoo, $12. With amino acids and keratin, I'm hoping this will give my color the endurance it needs.

No. 3: Treatment: My hairstylist clued me in on a little secret called Malibu Color Correction Treatment, $5. This mask helps remove unwanted brassiness and color from the sun and minerals from water. She suggested I use this right before my next color session to help remove residue and prep my hair, so the new hair color looks fresh and really sticks to my strands. Fingers crossed that this works!

By Rebekah George
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1-6 of 8 Comments

  • Posted by GigiSD on 04/13/13 at 02:26pm

    I use color-care products and I do love Oscar Blandi. A glossing creme sounds wonderful!

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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 01:57pm

    Color care shampoo/conditioner does help the color last longer

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 12:47am

    I didn't know that wind could strip hair color! I might need to try the Oscar Blandi Pronto Gloss--I like Oscar Blandi products, and they're reasonably priced. My hair could use some shine!

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 02:39pm

    oooh sound easy!!

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  • Posted by pynkNymphette on 12/21/10 at 08:30pm

    I really want to try the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo I have only heard good things about it.

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  • Posted by kenya on 11/28/10 at 12:50pm

    i love treatments!

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