A little off topic today, but here goes. OK, nobody laugh at me, but finally, after much inner debate, I took the plunge late last year and got my hair colored. The grays were really starting to gang up on the browns throughout, and I had two nice silver stripes going, one down the side and one down the back of my head. And for a long time, I was OK with that. But always being the oldest mom at the bus stop, paired with an upcoming school reunion, gave me the final push down the slippery slope. That, and I wanted to look nicer and more polished for our 25th wedding anniversary last fall.
Since then, I’ve had it professionally touched up, and my sweet DH helped me with a boxed OTC root kit this weekend, which turned out pretty well. That ought to hold me through spring break, at which time I can re-evaluate my hair situation.
But in the meantime, I’m wondering what is the best shampoo to help color-treated hair keep its glow and avoid the fading and/or brassiness that can occur. I have used a bit of Frederic Fekkai’s color shampoo, and it was OK, but I think it might have sulfates in it. After yesterday’s touch-up session, I tried a sample size of Oribe’s shampoo for dyed hair, which smelled amazing and made my hair look and feel great. (In fact, I think Patty is – or used to be – a fan of this line.) I could be, too, but it’s not easily available near me and is a bit on the pricey side. So for now, it will be an occasional splurge.
I’d love to find something slightly easier on the wallet for everyday use but still keeps color-treated hair looking its best. Any shampoo suggestions or good hair tips for a color newbie? Thanks!