Disclosure: I partnered with Ulta Beauty for this post. All opinions and statements are my own
I have been coloring my hair for over 20 years. When I write that my eye starts twitching a bit because I can still remember the first time I colored my hair and cannot believe I am old enough for it to have been so long ago. My first color was a henna. Oh boy did I mess up my hair. It turned bright orange somehow and took A LOT of time, and professional help, for my hair to stop glowing orange.
These days I am very happy with blonde highlights. No more trendy, wild styles for me. Just some bleach and I am more than happy! For all the color I use in my hair, I am constantly getting compliments from friends, family and co-workers about how nice my hair looks. Yes, I will admit, I have good hair BUT with all the processing, swimming and blowdrying that I do, I fully give props to the hair products that help sustain my hair!
This week after many weeks of hot and humid weather, I am sharing what helps keep my color-treated hair looking good. Today I am partnering with Ulta Beauty, your one stop shop for all things hair and beauty! I can just spend hours and hours wondering the aisles of Ulta! Now scroll ahead and check out today’s Fresh Picks for Color Treated Hair!
Joico Color Co + Wash Whipped Cleansing Conditioner. OH MY OH!!!! WOW!! I was apprehensive at first about using a whipped conditioner. I wasn’t sure how it would moisturize or work through my wet hair in the shower. I like to be sure I work the conditioner all the way in, from roots to ends and then I sort of brush out my knots with my fingers in the shower. I put this whipped conditioner in my hair and it was not what I was used to but it really worked itself through my hair and left it feeling extra moisturized when I was done. I haven’t stopped using it since!!
Matrix Biolage Colorlast Shampoo (also available in conditioner) This has always been my go-to shampoo and conditioner. It always leaves my hair feeling clean, moisturized and detangled. For some reason, if I don’t use the right conditioner my hair gets so many tiny knots. I have been using Biolage since I was in college and it was a huge splurge for me to buy any hair products over $5
Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo (also available in conditioner) I like the Redken Color Extend. Sulfate-Free is important to me since I find that when I don’t use it my color seems to blend quickly, my highlights fade and everything just looks bland.
Pureology Colour Fanatic is an excellent leave in. I had been using It’s a 10 with Keratin, that I still love, but Pureology has a specific Anti-Fade Complex that is huge for me. I want something to protect my hair color and this really seems to be keeping my highlights in tact.
Pacifica Coconut Damage Mask I’ve been looking for a thick, creamy treatment for my hair for a while. Using the Pacifica Coconut Mask 3 times a week has really been helping build up my moisture levels in my hair. My hair feels extra hydrated lately and I can feel that it’s repairing past damage.
dpHUE Cool Blonde Shampoo (also available in Conditioner) – Bye, Bye Brassiness!! If you’re a blondes then dpHUE is a MUST have!! I was sick of my highlights fading, bleeding, blending and most of all turning brassy. I had heard of the purple shampoos and even tried a few but nothing is like dpHUE. It’s way more hydrating than other purple shampoos and I give it so much credit for keep my blonde brass-free!!
What is your must have product lately? What’s your favorite aisle when you visit Ulta Beauty??
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