How to Prevent Freshly Coloured Hair Fading Away (To Grey)

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As a Beauty Editor I am often treated like a dermatologist/hair stylist/colourist/podiatrist etc etc by my friends, who all want to know what products I recommend to fix their latest beauty woes from tips for healthy hair to skincare and more.

A recent question that cropped up over dinner the other day was from a friend who recently got married and had a gorgeous vibrant auburn for her wedding day and only 3 weeks later the colour has already faded. There may have been a 2 week honeymoon to some exotic location filled with sun, salt water and not a care in the world to think about a hair SPF which probably accelerated matters in the fading department, but it was her honeymoon, so let’s forgive her..

Anyway, this seems to be quite an ongoing topic for those who colour their hair, especially for those who choose red tones, as they are the fastest ones to fades on the colour spectrum.

We have all been there. Fresh new colour that looks so vibrant in the salon, slowly fades, and your roots show through just two weeks later. with your roots growing out only two weeks later. However, the good news is this is not the be all and end all. There are ways to prolong the life of your hair colour, and here’s on for our tips for healthy hair colour.

Blondes – Go Purple**

Purple shampoo is by far the best option to keep blonde hair, actually blonde. Because let’s face it, brass is nice on furniture, but not on hair. Neutralise brassy tones with a purple shampoo. Tigi have nailed their formula with Tigi Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo £11.30 Blondes who use this, aren’t so dumb after all...

Red Heads – Gentle Cleansers

Reds fade the fastest sadly, so it’s worth investing in a good shampoo otherwise you’ll end up paying to go the the salon more often. This salon sized beauty, Davines Alchemic Shampoo for Red Hair £49.50 deposits protein rich pigments onto hair to keep it looking fresh until your next salon visit.

Brunette – Hair Mask

Boosting a dull brunette is easy! Dark pigments can often look dull f the hair shaft isn't laying flat. So smooth your follicles with a nourishing mask and watch your colour perk right up again. Kiehl’s Sunflower Colour Preserving Deep Recover Conditioner £27.50 smells absolutly incredible and leaves hair with a rich shine. What’s not to like?

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Grey – Go Silver

From a natural Miranda Priestly esq silver fox to a not so natural but oh so now grey they both require some maintenance to prevent it turning yellow, leaving your silver to shine. Sachajuan Silver Shampoo £20.00 is the latest shampoo from cult brand Sachajuan. Hailing from Sweden they know how to keep light hair in tip top condition.

In the name of saving you time and money, My Beauty Matches recommend personalised products for each and everyone. So you only have to invest in the products that really work. Follow these tricks and tips for healthy hair no matter what colour it is, with no colour fading in sight.

Confident that with these tips for healthy hair colour you can keep it vibrant and fancy a change? Shop our range of hair colours here.

Now that your hair care is sorted, why not read up on the right skincare for you. Micellar Waters are a great place to start with your facial cleansing routine. Read on here.