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The first few days after your color appointment are sheer bliss. You can still rock your salon blowout and color is supremely shiny. While this feeling won’t last forever, there are a few things you can do to extend the longevity of your shade between hair color or gloss appointments. Keep reading for a few of our expert-approved tips and top product picks.

Ask for Bonder Inside

From highlights to your gloss, ask your stylist to use Redken Flash Lift Power 9 Bonder Inside and Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside. These professional formulas include bonder inside the formulas to help strengthen the hair throughout the coloring process.


  • Starting the lightening process with Redken Flash Lift Power 9 Bonder Inside breaks through unwanted red, orange, and yellow tones, providing a powerful, clean, even lift while remaining gentle enough to protect against breakage and damage.
  • Follow this process with Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside, an all-in-one toner and bonder, which provides stylists with the Shades EQ results they know and love, now with added strength, to help strengthen sensitized hair in one step. Or, utilize Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside in Clear on any color to condition, impart shine and strengthen from the inside out. 

Wash Less

Excess washing can prematurely strip color, causing hair to fade much faster. To extend the time between cleansing, opt for a dry shampoo instead. Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo Jumbo and Redken Invisible Dry Shampoo are ideal choices for your hair color or style.

Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo Jumbo for a deep clean.

Redken Invisible Dry Shampoo for a lightweight, invisible finish.

Choose A Shampoo Specifically for Color-Treated Hair

Cleansers and conditioners specifically made for color-treated hair are designed to promote longevity. Swapping your regular formula for a color-specific shampoo and conditioner is critical. Look for formulas free of sulfates that contain ingredients that promote moisture and nourishment.

Redken Color Extend Magnetics Blondage or Brownlights

“Tone” At Home

While we highly suggest leaving the color to the professionals, there are at-home beauty products you can use to tone hair and extend the life of your shade. Tinted shampoos, conditioners, and masks are a must-have for anyone who colors or highlights their hair. They are formulated to look after color-treated hair and deposit hues to cut down on brassiness or add tones, depth and shine to your color.

Redken Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Masks


Apply A Leave-In Conditioner

Healthy hair promotes happy color, and there’s no better way to improve the structure of your strands than by applying leave-in conditioners regularly. “Regular” depends on your hair type and texture, so this should be determined between you and your stylist. However, a great place to start is with the new Redken All Soft Moisture Restore Leave-In Treatment. This new leave-in dramatically improves the hair’s ability to regain and restore moisture providing the hair with moisture retention for up to 72 hours, 10x smoother hair. Powered by hyaluronic acid, it improves split ends and frizz while offering heat protection up to 450F / 230C.

Redken All Soft Moisture Restore Leave-In Treatment

Always Use Heat Protectants

Heat damage can cause stress to your strands and leave hair prone to breakage. Damaged hair often has a raised cuticle and can cause hair to look dull. Heat protectants are a must to protect the hair from this damage and allow for a flawless finish. While Redken All Soft Moisture Restore Leave-In Treatment also doubles as a heat protectant, there are also a few blow-dry products we recommend. 

Redken Quick Blowout

Redken Big Blowout