The best haircare money can buy for maintaining in-salon colour
“Whatever you do, don’t let go”
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 06 2022
We’ve all been there; fresh out the salon, looking like a million bucks with a headful of newly coloured hair. It’s like you can almost hear Irene Cara singing “What A Feeling” as you boldly stride through the clumps of hair littered around the salon floor…
But then reality of dying your hair sets in, and you realise your entire haircare routine just isn’t up to the job of nourishing your new ‘do.
You could try to concoct a new heavy hitting formula from the comfort of your bathroom using the years worth of shampoo you’ve stored under the sink, OR you could switch up your haircare products for something that’s more suited to the task.
Here are eight hair care products perfect for coloured hair…
Kérastase Chroma Absolu Thermique Treatment
First things first, your hair is probably feeling a little less robust than it usually does after being dyed. So, with that in mind, now is the perfect time to start adopting better habits when it comes to heat styling. This serum protects colour-treated hair from heat as high as 230°C, but it also smooths frizz, imparts shine and protects against humidity.
$54 at Adore Beauty
R+Co GEMSTONE Pre-Shampoo Color Protect Masque
This pre-shampoo hair mask helps to smooth and soften particularly dry and brittle colour-treated hair. The formula is infused with chromohance complex which protects and boosts hair colour vibrancy. Plus, strengthening soy proteins, conditioning and nourishing amino acids, and smoothing and softening white oak bark.
$49 at Adore Beauty
L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox Mask
Formulated with the intention of sealing off the hair cuticle to ensure colour retention and prevent breakage, this hair mask contains patented glicoamine. It detoxes hair from metal particle deposits left after colouring, minimises hair porosity, and promotes nourished, shiny strands.
$49.50 at MECCA
Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment
This pick is basically like a makeup primer, but like, for your hair. It helps to prep and condition strands aiding in repair, bond rebuilding, and strengthening the integrity of the hair shaft.
$50 at MECCA
NAK Hair Dry Clean Shampoo
Having a dry shampoo in your haircare arsenal is a must, but having a dry shampoo that doesn’t affect the vibrancy of your hair colour is priceless. Infused with oat starch, kaolin powder, and apricot kernel oil this lightweight pick is highly absorbent and helps to refresh your hair fo the days when you don’t have the time (or the energy) to wash your hair.
$19.95 at Adore Beauty
Muk Vivid Colour Lock Shampoo
Prevent colour fade with this shampoo that helps to lock-in colour for longer-lasting vibrancy after your visit to the salon. This nourishing cleanser is also infused with UV-filters and zinc to prevent colour fade caused by sun exposure.
$25.95 at Adore Beauty
Living Proof Colour Care Conditioner
Coloured strands often experience a bit more damage than your average head of hair, that’s why a nourishing, colour-protecting conditioner is a must. This nourishing formula helps to replenish hair health, lock in colour, and protect lengths from UV damage.
$43 at MECCA
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.