In my last column, I talked about some salon-quality secrets for your hair-care ritual. I realized that’s not enough, especially if you have colored hair.
When it comes to color-treated hair, you have to be a bit more caring. You’re confronted with hair dryness and brassiness. Hair that’s colored often is prone to damage if daily at-home routine doesn’t provide what the hair needs.
Start always with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Innersense Color Awakening Hair Bath is a revitalizing shampoo specifically made for colored hair. It features a blend of coconut and pumpkin seed oils, shea butter and other emollients.
This formula enhances and protects color together with fatty acid-rich avocado oils and rice bran to effectively cleanse the hair and scalp, leaving your hair feeling deeply refreshed and squeaky clean. Pumpkin seed oil helps to harmonize and uplift tired locks while also delivering a relaxing and therapeutic experience, as the lush formula increases circulation and releases tension and anxiety.
Partnered with this is Innersense Color Radiance Daily Conditioner. It helps dry and damaged color-treated hair with rice bran oil, aloe vera, avocado, sunflower extract, emollient oils and flower essences. It particularly harnesses rice proteins to moisturize and strengthen, alongside repairing and protecting, while shea butter naturally defines your hair texture.
Once a week, add a special treatment to your shower routine. Something unique and effective is the Oribe Glaze For Beautiful Hair Color. Leave this on for about three to five minutes after your regular hair routine, especially to save those brittle tresses. It’s also to give your colored hair a lively shine with quinoa protein to prevent color fading, and Oribe’s signature blend of watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts.
You’re also assured with Oribe that you get only what your hair needs, as the formula is without parabens, sulfates and sodium chloride. It is keratin treatment safe, provides ultraviolet protection, and is vegan, cruelty and gluten-free.
Another intensive treatment is the R+CO Bleu Primary Color Conditioner. The brand uses natural ingredients to deliver hair care for hairstyles and looks with an “editorial edge.”
The conditioner gives your hair dimension and prevents color fading while energizing it and giving it shine. It’s billed as a conditioner that gives your hair a reset from dull, lifeless lengths. It smoothens, detangles and seals each cuticle to add strength while protecting against breakage.
When you need a quick but helpful fix, there is the Joon Haircare Saffron Hair Elixir Pistachio + Rose Hair Oil. It is described as a “lightweight, fast-absorbing hair oil that moisturizes and detangles for frizz-free and shiny hair.” It is a versatile product that can be used on wet or dry hair. It can also be used before or after styling, as well as as an overnight treatment. INQ
Innersense and R +CO are available via Cult Beauty, Oribe is available via Net-A-Porter and Joon Haircare is available via Sephora PH.