Anthony Nader, RAW Hair shares some advice with whimn.com.au on when your natural hair colour comes through quicker than payday.
In an ideal world, you’d have your hairdresser on speed dial and be able to waltz into the salon for a fresh cut, colour and blow-dry every other day. The reality? You’re juggling a packed iCal, using three different heat styling tools at any one time and your usual salon visit rings in around the same price as a small washing machine. And let’s be honest – some days, you’d rather spend Saturday morning in bed than the salon chair with a head full of foils.
According to hair guru Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader salon, your best bet for keeping strands in good nick is going straight back to basics.
“Ask your hairdresser what’s going to work for you when it comes to your hair’s needs and schedule,” he suggests. “And at home between visits, you should always rinse your hair with water at a cooler temp. This will lock in colour and sheen and help give it that extra staying power.”
These are the products you need in your arsenal to stretch out the lifespan of your cut and colour – and give your locks the love they deserve until you’re ready and able to deal.
Keep it clean(er)
Invest in a hard working shampoo formulation that not only cleanses, but works to replenish moisture, restore balance and boost shine.
Try: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, $49
Before jumping in the shower, give yourself a twice weekly at-home basin treatment bolstered with restorative oils to help hair look and feel well-rested.
Try: R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask, $41
Touch-up your roots
Roots needing a refresh? Greys starting to come through? Equip yourself with a handy, water-resistant touch-up stick and say goodbye to bad colour days.
Try: Bumble and Bumble Colour Stick, $37
If you’re a bottle blonde (your secret’s safe with us), go for a product you can commit to using each day that will help combat brassiness, dryness and fading.
Try: label.m Brightening Blonde Balm, $39.50
Slick on some oil
An oil based formula will work to bring back lost proteins for added strength, giving your hair a dose of fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine and antioxidants for protection.
Try: Moroccanoil Treatment Light, $59.95
By Ashleigh Austen for whimn.com.au