I’ll admit it: I’m addicted to changing my hair color. Ever since I first put blonde streaks in during my middle school years, I have been every color under the natural born sun. I’ve been various shades of blonde, from sandy to platinum, as well as dark brown, light brown, and even red… and while not every shade has been flattering (yes, the mermaid looks great with red hair, however, this Arielle does not), it is always fun to experiment. Of course, as most women who color their hair can attest to, hair color fades. For the first few weeks your tresses may look salon-gorgeous with dimension, and then the color fades faster than you can say “touch-up.”
Having recently gone dark brown from very light blonde, I knew my new brunette locks would be susceptible to fading and felt the need to attack the problem straight away. I decided to try Color Shield Lightweight Leave-In by Garnier Fructis. I was skeptical at first, but this color sealer does a great job at such a nice price ($6!!). Its main ingredients, acai berry and grape seed oil, work to seal in color while also conditioning the hair for extra softness. I can honestly say my hair has never felt healthier despite all the damage I put it through, from bleach and dye to hot tools. The Color Shield leave-in conditioner can be used everyday on damp or dry hair before styling. I use it before I blow dry and it leaves my hair super soft without ANY grease or residue, which I’m thankful for. (Don’t we all hate products that leave hair looking oily?!) Not only does this stuff work great, it smells AMAZING. But the best part of all is, weeks after being colored, my hair still has the chocolatey hue it did when I first left the salon.
Garnier Fructis Color Shield Lightweight Leave-In is available at drugstores nationwide