2. Consider Freehand or Ombre Techniques
Lightening techniques that don’t start at the root – such as balayage, foilyage or ombre – tend to be easier to maintain than root-to-tip highlights. So, if you’ve got an appointment coming up and you find the high commitment of highlights to be tricky to keep up with, talk to your colorist about the benefits of switching to one of these looks. Already got highlights at the root? No problem. By adding a root shadow that’s close to your natural color, your colorist can help you transition to a soft, seamless balayage in a single session. The result will be subtler regrowth; perfect for anyone who wants to make maintaining highlights a little bit easier.
3. Use an Antioxidant Shampoo
No matter what color service you’ve booked in for – blonde highlights, brunette lowlights or a copper balayage – a shampoo that’s designed for color-treated hair is a home kit staple. These gentle cleansers are expertly formulated to maintain the pigment in your hair, and more advanced products, like the ColorMotion+ Shampoo, will offer antioxidant protection too. This helps to safeguard strands from pollutant particles and metals found in water, which are known to fade your color and turn highlights brassy.
Make this your regular cleanser then, if your highlights do start to look a little warmer than you’d like, apply INVIGO Cool Blonde Color Refreshing Shampoo. This purple shampoo helps to neutralize yellow and orange tones in the hair; all you have to do is massage it in while strands are wet, leave it on for 2-5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.