(My hair before Roux, above)
Ever wish your color stayed fresh? I think redheads like myself know our color isn’t going to look the same as it did within two shampoos after leaving the salon. It’s just the way the colored hair cookie crumbles. But blonds and brunettes fade too. Even my platinum ladies know what I’m talking about. Hair color goes from fab to drab in a hot second and there isn’t much you can do about it.
Obviously, avoiding sulfates and not washing as often extends the life of your color, but what else is there? Colored shampoos used to be trendy and they were everywhere you looked. Now the hair gods are focused on other things (like shampoo that doesn’t need suds). There is, however, one trick left that will refresh your color with the intensity normally reserved for magic wands.
The solution to your hair color woes is about $5 at your local Sally’s Beauty Supply. Roux's Color Refresh Mask is a lifesaver. You simply wash and condition your hair, towel it dry and apply the temporary color to your hair. Make sure you apply it evenly, while wearing gloves, and wait for three or so minutes. Then rinse the Roux Color Refresher Mask from your hair and go! Your hair is shiny, your color rejuvenated, and your look salon-fresh.
There is a downside, however. You will need gloves, or your cuticles and nails may pick up some color. You will also want a dark towel (or one you don’t care about) as your hair will transfer color whenever it gets wet for the next few shampoos. But if you yearn for non-brassy, bright red or just generally refreshed color, Roux is IT. I've been using Fire Red and my color is intense. I'm getting three uses from one packet, with each color lasting about three shampoos. Not bad for $5! Roux Color Refresher Mask is available in eight colors from white platinum to brown, including Fire Red and Copper.
(That is some bright hair!)
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