Color-treated hair encompasses everything from root touch-ups to highlights or gloss treatments. If you fall under this umbrella, chances are in addition to extending the longevity of your color, you’re also interested in improving your shine! With in-salon and at-home options, these are our top picks when it comes to improving the health and shine of color-treated hair.
Why Color Treated Hair Needs Extra TLC
Anytime you color your hair, it undergoes a chemical process. While some (dye or highlights) can be more impactful on health, others (glosses) feature more conditioning benefits. If you’re part of the former, rebuilding the strength and condition of your hair is paramount, if you’re part of the latter, it’s all about elongating the shine!
The In-Salon Strengthening System Your Hair Needs
Anytime you head to the salon for an appointment, it can be a great idea to add on a professional treatment targeted at improving moisture, frizz, and softness - like Redken Acidic Moisture Concentrate. Additionally, if it’s strength and repair you’re after, Acidic Protein Amino Concentrate is an ideal match thanks to a formula with 12% cationic and amino acids to improve strength, repair, and balance protein levels to improve condition and shine. Then, to really seal the deal, ask for Acidic pH Sealer to lock in the benefits and seal the cuticle to add shine. This will also visibly reduce surface damage to create an instantly smooth and sleek finish.
While these products will encourage immediate benefits, you’ll also see an improvement in the long-term health of your hair. This is because this system will add moisture alongside protein — the two building blocks of a healthy style. Then, for best results, follow these treatments with Acidic Bonding Concentrate or Redken Acidic Color Gloss at home.
How To Create Brilliant Shine At Home
If you’re obsessed with the shine and condition you see every time you get a gloss — this home care routine is for you. Redken Acidic Color Gloss is a brilliant innovation that extends color vibrancy for up to 32 washes* while providing intense shine, making it the ideal home care routine for color-treated hair. *system of acidic color gloss shampoo & conditioner.
Designed to be used together as a system, Redken Acidic Color Gloss consists of Redken Acidic Color Gloss Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner, Activated Glass Gloss Treatment, and Heat Protection Treatment.
The sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner are the ideal daily duo because they extend color vibrancy up to 32 washes* and increase shine. *system of acidic color gloss shampoo & conditioner. Then, for days you want an extra dose of shine — apply Redken Acidic Color Gloss Activated Glass Gloss Treatment — this at-home professional-strength glossing treatment adds deep condition and molecular-level shine, with glass-like shine results that last for 3 days and +76% shinier hair. *Based on consumer test, Acidic Color Gloss Glass Gloss Treatment **Acidic Color Gloss shampoo + Glass Gloss treatment vs. unwashed color-treated hair.
Because heat damage is a common culprit when it comes to color fade, anytime heat style prep your strands with Acidic Color Gloss Heat Protection Treatment to improve shine and cut down on color fade.
This leave-on spray is a quick and easy step in your routine that guards against temperatures up to 450* F. With use, you’ll notice beautiful shine and conditioning thanks to its Invisible Shield Technology that locks in haircolor and protects against damage for 13x smoother hair, instant improvement in detangling*, and 6x hydration boost**. *Acidic Gloss Heat Protection Treatment vs non-conditioning shampoo, **Acidic Gloss Heat Protection Treatment vs non-conditioning shampoo.
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* Based on consumer test, Acidic Color Gloss Glass Gloss Treatment** System of Acidic Color Gloss Shampoo & Conditioner ***Acidic Color Gloss shampoo + Glass Gloss treatment vs. unwashed color treated hair