Confession: I’ve been coloring my hair since middle school. Say what you want, but the moment my once-white-blonde hair started to darken, I convinced my mom to take me to the salon to brighten it back up. We all have our things, okay?
So considering I’ve spent almost 20 years dyeing my hair (whoa), it’s safe to assume I’ve spent a lot of money by now. I look at my hair as an investment, though. When you break down the cost per wear of having your hair the way you like it every day, it comes out pretty even. Still, though, it does end up costing a good amount of money to maintain. And like any other investment you make, it’s important to protect it and take the necessary precautions so you don’t waste your money.
To find out exactly what I should be doing to preserve my hair color, I asked my colorist, Linet K., for her best tips and tricks for maintaining color-treated hair. She broke down her eight best tips plus the products she swears by, which I’ve outlined and shopped out below.