Anyone who’s ever gotten their hair colored knows that keeping it salon-pretty is basically a hell on Earth. From enduring 6 hours of bleach, to trying to keep the hair from falling off, to maintaining bright, vibrant color — it’s a routine not everyone can deal with.
Luckily, there are products out there that actually do as advertised (finally), and our locks are saying silent prayers to the beauty gods.
Here are 5 holy grail products for your lovely, colored hair!
Two words: Game changer.
Achieving a gorgeous blonde color pre-Olaplex in one go was basically impossible (at least, if you wanted your hair’s integrity to be intact). Now, hair colorists and dye hards are rejoicing at this bond fortifier’s ability to leave your strands healthy and long, but still be able to achieve a great lift.
Ask your hair colorist to add this to your next bleach job. The few hundred pesos extra is worth it. Trust us on this.
L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Shampoo
Shampooing is going to wash out your color eventually. No, there’s really no going around it. The best you can do is to get a sulfate free shampoo that minimizes the color stripped after every shower.
L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo moisturizes, strengthens, de-frizzes, and smoothes your hair alongside preserving the color.
Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
If you have your hair bleached, you’ve probably heard of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. What if we told you there’s a local conditioner that works 10x better?
Pantene 3 Minute Miracle is not only cheaper, but it’s locally available. It coats your hair in so much moisture that you’ll only really need 3 minutes. Make sure to bring this must to your next beach trip!
Batiste Dry Shampoo
You should really only be washing your hair every other day or every few days, but you have to admit, greasy hair is just gross. For those in between days, the beauty gods created the next best thing to liquid lipstick — dry shampoo.
Kiss oily scalps goodbye by spritzing some of this all over and rubbing in with your fingers.
Moringa O2 Argan Oil
Though Olaplex saves us from a lot of breakage and heartache, it doesn’t completely deter us from having fried ends. Save your hair by leaving in some argan oil overnight and before leaving the house.
The Moringa one absorbs into your hair quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on your hands, unlike other brands.