Styling products for highlighted/coloured hair


I got my hair coloured red 2 weeks ago, and I learned first-hand that reds are very hard to keep from fading. Even when I put on hairspray it is melting my colour right off! I am re-colouring soon, and I also want to get recommendations on styling products that will not strip my colour off my hair. Thanks!
Mar 03, 2009 @ 09:57 pm

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there are styling products

that are specifically for red / brown /etc coloured hair. Did you try those? Sorry hun I can't think of one off the top of my head, my hair isn't coloured right now but I remember back in the days when I did colour, I used products that were specific for my coloured hair that helped protect the colour. I would suggest going to your local equivalent of Jean Coutu or Shoppers drug Mart and looking around. Asking the beautician for recomendation is a good idea as well. Trade Secrets is another good place to go look if you're in Toronto (i'm sure not if its available elsewhere).

I'm sorry I can't remember any names specifically..... if I go anytime soon I'll try to remember a name to post back with.
Mar 10, 2009 @ 07:38 pm
Ali de Bold

Professional products

I would ask at the salon for recommendations for products, but from what I understand it is primarily the hot water from showering that opens the hair cuticle and lets the colour drain out. The best thing you can do is wash you hair no more than every 2 days.
Mar 10, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

Colour depositing shampoos

Thanks ladies.

I found these colour depositing shampoos/conditioner from the L'Oreal Professionnel Artec line. I've just put in an order online, and I'll report back with results. They've garnered quite a lot of great reviews, so I'm crossing my fingers. :)
I'm also using Pantene's Red Expressions shampoo. While not colour depositing, it somehow makes reds a little brighter. Or maybe it's tricking my mind or something.

Mar 11, 2009 @ 11:38 am

Pantene Red Expressions

Definitely works. I notice my red lasts a bit longer and after every wash turns out a bit brighter than when I use a regular shampoo not aimed towards maintaining reds.

You aren't being tricked ;-)
Apr 27, 2009 @ 10:05 am

Great products for coloured hair!

I get my hair coloured at an Aveda salon so after every colour I
purchase Aveda's Color Conserve products, which are very good and smell
terrific but are somewhat pricey; worth it though, as a little goes a
long way. I was also pleasantly surprised by L'Oreal's Everpure
line. What attracted me to Everpure was the fact that the products are
sulfate free and there are no harsh salts or colour-stripping
ingredients. I really felt that my colour looked rich and vibrant,
longer! I LOVE the frizz-free serum and UV protect spray (smells great
Sep 17, 2009 @ 12:47 am

i'm with marayna

I went from pure uncoloured virgin hair to a bright/deep red (I call it Ashlee Simpson red) and as soon as I left the salon I went to Shoppers and picked up Pantene Red Expressions shampoo and conditioner. It worked amazing! even when I went from the red to a dark brown I still used the shampoo and conditioner to maintain some red highlights. The stuff is completely wonderful!
Sep 29, 2009 @ 09:29 pm

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