Love Your Hair: Protecting my Color

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Love Your Hair: Protecting my Color with Clairol Professional

My hair is on of my most defining features. I have a lot of it, and it's a rich auburn color (helped along a bit by my salon and Clairol). That color is the part most people comment on. My color is so amazing, what color do I use, who does it, it goes so well with my complexion... You get the idea. So, I try to protect my color at all costs! I've found that Auburn definitely does fade, something I had never experienced with my blonde highlights. It isn't like brown would somehow find its way back into my bleached hair, right?

To help protect my hair color, when choosing hair care products I look for those that will baby my color treated hair.

I Tried:
Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Shampoo
Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Conditioner

I've been loving the Clairol Profession iThrive Color Vibrancy products. The shampoo and conditioner make my hair super shiny, easy to manage, and they are helping my hair color stick around longer.


Deeper Treatment:
Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Treatment

I think my favorite iThrive product is the Treatment! This intensive conditioner is very concentrated. A little goes a long way, so don't over do it! I've just been using about a quarter sized amount in my hair, in the place of my regular conditioner. I comb it through with a wide tooth comb and leave it in my hair for about 5-10 minutes while I'm doing other things in the shower. When I rinse it out my hair is super shiny, soft and easy to manage!

I do want to note that one of my previous stand by products is Ion Youth Restore Weekly Renewing Masque, which does magical things to my hair after it has been colored. It tames the frizz, adds tons of shine and bounce to my hair. Similar to the Clairol, it is a product that I just used in place of my conditioner roughly once a week.


Repairing Damage:
Roux 233 Treatment And Shine

Yes, typically when I've damaged my hair with heat styling or damage I prefer to cut off the damage, but there's always a bit of a wait until I can get into my salon. This spray is perfect to help me deal with the aftermath until I can get in to get a trim! I just spray a little onto my hair while it is damp, then style as usual. The spray works on the cuticle of the hair to add shine and help prevent any further damage.


Cutting Back on Washing:
Clairol Professional iThrive Dry Shampoo

One of my favorite ways to save time, and hair color, is to wash my hair less frequently. I can go 3 days between washing my hair if I have a good dry shampoo. I like dry shampoos that soak up oil, don't make my dark hair look chalky and give good volume. This dry shampoo is all three! It's definitely one of the dry shampoos that I'll be recommending in the future.


Hair care is one of my favorite reasons to head to Sally Beauty, they have a great selection of products. But, the selection is so large that it can be overwhelming. Luckily the Sally Beauty site has a great page to help you find the best products to fix your hair issues, check out the SallyBeauty.com/SolutionGuide! I've mentioned products here for aging and color treated hair, but there are product choices for repairing damage, fighting frizz, and other common hair issues.

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