10 Products To Make Your Hair Colour Last Through CNY
The festive season sees people not only grabbing new clothes off the shelves to don during Chinese New Year, but also sporting new hairstyles. Of course, we all know the drill – salons jack up prices for the festive season because demand is high, so if you were one of those who had a dye job before the price hike, you’re not alone. But how do you ensure your colour lasts through Chinese New Year? The answer lies in using colour-protecting products to repair your tresses while locking in the colour. And the easiest way to do so is by changing your shampoo to one formulated for coloured hair. Here are 10.
Text: Isabel Ong / Female Magazine / September 2016
Additional text: Elizabeth Liew / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / October 2016, Hidayah Idris
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Yves Rocher Color: Protection & Radiance Shampoo, $17 (300 ml), Sephora
The key ingredient here is hawthorn, which protects hair fibres by preventing free radicals from forming after exposure to UV rays. The results: Hair colour that lasts longer.
Sachajuan Colour Save Shampoo, $36 (250 ml), Sephora
The shampoo comes formulated with ocean algae extract to help remove build-up in hair while protecting colour pigments. Other benefits: it adds volume and leaves locks silky and shiny.
Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Shampoo, $34.99 (250 ml)
Feed your hair with the superfood quinoa which contains high protein to help replenish moisture and repair coloured hair from within. It also contains other natural extracts like sugar cane and lemon peel to help boost your hair’s shine and smoothness.
L'OREAL PARIS Color Vive Shampoo, $9.90, Watsons
If you’re looking for an affordable option, this shampoo contains UV filter technology to protect your hair from damage due to the harmful sun’s rays, making the colour appear more vibrant.
Original & Mineral Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo, $45 (350 ml), Sephora
This nourishing sulfate-free shampoo hydrates dry and damaged coloured hair with a formula of sweet almond oil, vitamin C, green tea extract and ProVitamin B5.
Oribe Shampoo For Beautiful Color, $42 (250 ml), Net-A-Porter
Infused with colour-boosting fruit extracts, hydrating African plant extracts and free radical-fighting antioxidants, this gentle shampoo helps keep your hair colour vibrant and leave locks smooth and tangle-free.
Klorane Shampoo with Pomegranate, $18.90 (400 ml), Watsons
If your hair is badly damaged from years of colour treatments, this gentle sulfate-free shampoo prevents colour from fading while repairing the hair fibre. It’s infused with Pomegranate extracts to help prolong your hair colour’s intensity and radiance, giving you silky tresses.
Kiehl's Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo, $61 (250 ml)
This shampoo is infused with nutrient-rich conditioning sunflower oils, which contain vitamin E and essential fatty acids, to cleanse hair gently without stripping it of its colour. Apricot extract, a fortifying blend of vitamins B3, B5 and B6 and a UV-protective filter also aid in making hair colours last longer.
Goldwell Kerasilk Color Shampoo, $40 (250 ml)
The shampoo comes with keratin and tamanu oil, which act to keep hair looking lustrous.
Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo, $138 (250 ml)
Its powerful anti-oxidant blend of plant extracts, green tea extract and vitamins A, C and E work to protect hair from free radical damage, while organically-derived babassu betaine extract cleanses hair without washing away colour. Bonus: its invigorating scent is made up of organic ingredients like rose geranium, peppermint, grapefruit, lavender and ylang ylang.
Aesop Colour Protection Shampoo, $67 (500 ml)
This gentle hair wash is enriched with hydrolysed oats to hydrate locks, and botanical extracts that leave coloured hair shiny and soft.