The Secret To Healthy, Color-Treated Hair, No Matter Your Dye Job Or Hair Texture
Whether you opt for root-to-tip highlights or bespoke, painterly balayage, lightening 30-40% of your hair — through bleaching or a high lift tint — means “you now have a combination of different elasticities,” says Mancuso, from resilient virgin strands to drier, more damaged ones. (For women with thin hair, this newfound texture is actually often a selling point to seeking out highlights.) The key to maintenance, then, is keeping blonde strands healthy and bright with a toning purple shampoo like
Nexxus Blonde Assure Shampoo and preventing further damage by maintaining hair’s moisture and hydration. Apply a deep-conditioning mask once a week, like the
Color Assure Deep Moisture Masque, to replenish proteins and keep strands shiny, vibrant, and healthy.