When you dye your hair, it’s a challenge trying to maintain that shade you get in the salon. But toning shampoos can go some way to helping.
Creative director at The Hair Boss, Lisa Shepherd, agrees they can work – but warns against overuse, and says to make sure you choose the correct shampoo to suit your hair.
“I have used pretty much all that there are available when it comes to blue or corrective shampoos that are on the market! Some I love, some not so!” Lisa said. “For me, the problem is when they are overused.
“For years I wished we could just control the level of tone within the shampoo as that would be fab but most shampoos are pretty generic and it’s a one fits all approach. As we know, that’s just not how hair works.
“There then becomes a build-up which makes the blonde almost disappear in appearance – it goes flat, dull and almost dry looking.
“It’s important to keep the blonde clean and “detoxed.” It’s also important to keep brassy tones at bay, but any corrective product should work alongside a healthy prescribed hair and scalp regime.”
The four-step plan
Colour expert Lisa, who has worked on TV shows such as 10 Years Younger, says her top tip is to develop a four-step plan: scrub, cleanse, condition and style.
“It’s important that your shampoo and conditioner are prescribed to suit your hair type, density, thickness, colour background etc, but corrective products should work hand in hand with your regime.
“You can dip in and out of the regime (none of us have the time to do all four steps every time we wash!) but do try to stick to it once a week at least.
“Perhaps allocate a self care or pamper night which makes it easier to fit into your schedule.”
“The Hair Boss has developed Blonde Corrector Drops (£7.99, Superdrug) which can be added to any shampoo conditioner or styling cream as often or as little as you feel the need. This allows us to maintain and control the tone we want without that unnecessary build up.
Gloss and shine
“And the brand’s White Blonde Gloss (£14.99, Superdrug) is a semi-permanent version that not only neutralises unwanted yellow tones but also adds immense shine which on blonde is really difficult to achieve without layering over loads of products which then in turn makes you want to wash it again.”
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