As the weather chills and we settle into fall, there’s no reason to settle for hum drum. Changing seasons is the perfect time to amp up the glamour quotient of your hair color.
You can match the colors of the season with a deep, rich hue or keep the summer spirit alive with face-framing highlights. But whatever you choose, colored hair needs extra care. The chemicals—ammonia and peroxide—used to alter color affect the integrity of hair by making it more porous and prone to dryness and breaking.
That’s why it is essential to use products designed for colored hair to maintain it’s structural integrity as well as extend the life of your new color. In addition to using gentler shampoos and conditioners, such as formulas free of sodium laurel sulfate (http://www.beautyinthebag.com/wordpress/?s=sodium+laurel+sulfate&x=47&y=13) daily, you should also incorporate a weekly hair treatment into your regimen.
Here are a few of our favorite hair treatments to repair, strengthen, and protect color-treated locks to guarantee you will rock your new gorgeous hue all season long.
Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor ($17)
The Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor ($17) incorporates powerful reconstructive technologies to rebuild and strengthen stressed and chemically treated hair. It is formulated with Bio-Advanced Peptide and Quadramine Complex, which help replace lost or depleted amino acids in order to restore hair to its original strength and condition. At first, I was extremely skeptical about the treatment because of its thin, runny consistency, but after a few uses, my extremely stressed and over-bleached hair is softer, shinier, and experiencing less breakage.
Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment ($31)
I love Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment because it produces results. The formula has a thick, creamy consistency and is packed full of natural quinoa protein as well as phellodendron and barley to repair, seal, and smooth damaged hair from inside out. This weekly treatment with castor, jojoba, and meadowfoam seed oil not only leaves my hair feeling silky smooth but also smells amazingly!
Klorane Leave-In Cream with Desert Date ($14)
Perfect for fortifying hair in a jiffy, the new Klorane Leave-In Cream with Desert Date will help detangle a wet or dry web of unruly hair. Desert date extract is the secret weapon here thanks to its abundance of fatty acids, protein, and polysaccharides that work to stop breakage while repairing dry, damage, brittle, and colored hair. For best results, try the leave-in cream with the Desert Date shampoo and conditioner.
Kerastase Resistance Masque Force Architecte ($62)
Kerastase Resistance Masque Force contains Intra-Cylane, Pro-Keratin and Ceramides to fortify hair where it tends to break, fill in gaps found in the core of hair strands, and build a protective barrier to smooth the hair cuticle. While the treatment is a bit on the pricier side, only a small amount of product is needed to help restructure and seal hair for smooth, glossy, and bouncy look.