7 haircare products that will help stretch the time until your next cut and color
Tired of seemingly-incessant haircuts and coloring appointments? We feel you. Whether you’re incredibly busy or simply trying to grow your hair out, frequent salon trips, as lovely as they are, can begin to feel like quite the nuisance. (Not to mention a money suck.) That’s why it helps to have your shower and vanity stocked with haircare products that help stretch the time between bookings. Not only do these beauty buys help maintain the health and appearance of your hair, but they save you money in the long run, since using them means tacking a couple extra weeks onto the duration between appointments.
Intrigued? We thought you might be. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best haircare products that will help lengthen the life of your cut and color. You’re welcome in advance.
If dry, brittle strands are cause for concern between your cuts, it’s time to swap out your regular conditioner with this formula. It’s made with ceramides and vitamin E, not to mention keratin, wheat, soy, and corn proteins, to hydrate and strengthen hair. And, the stronger and more moisturized the ends, the longer you can go between trims.
If your hair feels progressively duller and drier the longer you go between salon sessions, it’s time to add this extreme reparative mask to your hair routine. Where nourishing babassu butter works to detangle strands, enhance shine, and smooth texture, iron-rich yellow clay helps restructure strands for strong and healthy hair.
The longer your hair, the more apparent it is that it’s time for a trim. To help your hair look its best between cuts, be sure to use this Length Strengthening Blow-Dry Primer. It’s made with glaçage thermo-seal to seal the hair’s cuticle and prevent split ends. Using this heat-protectant ensures a commercial-esque mane, for sure.
Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, this highly-concentrated multitasking styling oil will earn a place in your regular routine. Not only will it help add shine to your strands, but given its vitamin-rich formula, it will nourish, hydrate, and strengthen strands while its at it. And since it’s made with bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, a bond-building ingredient, it won’t only make hair look healthier, it will actually dive deep within each strand to repair broken bonds and prevent breakage from recurring.
The longer your hair goes between cuts, the more likely it is to get dry and frizzy — especially at the ends. To prevent that from happening, try spritzing your strands with this 3-in-1 leave-in conditioner. It’s made with moisturizing Irish Carrageen Moss, nourishing hazelnut and coconut oils, smoothing honey locust, and strengthening matcha tea and nettle extract. While it’s especially popular as a leave-in treatment, the product can also be used as a classic conditioner or finishing balm.
No time to book a color and cut before your big night out? No worries. With this color-depositing hair mask, which is available in seven natural and pastel shades, you’ll be able to pump up the shine factor and smooth cuticles and ends for soft, shiny, frizz-free strands that look fresh out of the salon.
If you find your brunette hair looking a touch brassy doesn’t mean you need to beeline to the salon. Instead, try adding these toning drops to your regimen. The highly-concentrated pigment is designed to instantly tone out hints of red and orange while pumping up the shine factor and preventing fade-out overall.
Love having an excuse to buy new hair products? Same. While you’re at it you might want to check out the three tell-tale signs it’s time to buy a new shampoo.
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