As Nashua’s premier hair salon, our stylists at Aiden James are often asked about color maintenance. Let’s face it; your hair is an investment, so knowing how to care for it properly at home will protect that investment. For instance, brunettes often fight brassiness as color fades and blondes dull or turn yellow. Now, what if we told you there was a way to extend the color without the hassle of unwanted fading? You’d be all in, right? Well, lucky for you, there’s purple and blue shampoos!
Many purple and blue shampoos help preserve 90% of your color for up to 8 weeks!
However, knowing what type of shampoo does what and which brands you can trust can be an overwhelming journey. But again, it’s your lucky day because you found our team here at Aiden James and we’re setting the record straight.
Purple shampoos are formulated with specialized colored pigments that help maintain the brightness that blondes strive to achieve. If you’ve ever lightened your hair, you know that a yellowish undertone will set in with time. By incorporating a purple shampoo into your weekly routine, you can keep your brightest blondes as bright as the day you leave the hair salon!
Created with the same ideals, blue shampoo spins the focus from blonde to brunette. The shampoo’s blue pigmentation helps to tone the color while removing the dreaded brassiness that many brunettes experience. Whether you’re invested to brown or a natural dark haired beauty, blue shampoo is a must in your weekly routine.
Creating a routine
While each color treatment is different, it’s always best to consult with your stylist at the time of coloring. For example, you may be full blonde or brunette with blonde highlights. You may have a dark balayage with hints of golden or all over brown – the possibilities are endless.
Starting slow is always the first recommendation. Try incorporating your shampoo once a week to see if your desired results are achieved. If not, increase the use to twice and so on. However, if you’re using blue shampoo be aware that too much could leave your hair darker than you hoped for!
For expert advice on the best brands to protect your investment, consult with your trusted hair salon, Aidan James. Depending on your color, tones, and desired results, the combination of shampoos and how you use them can be easily customized to help you maintain your colors for weeks!
Contact our salon today to schedule your color consultation (603) 598-0795.