How to fight the fade

Hate how quickly your colour seems to fade after you leave the salon? Don’t fret – we’ve got some answers (and it isn’t a dodgy DIY box dye…)

Professional colour in a salon looks amazing, thanks to techniques that you can’t do at home. But that comes with a price, so it’s understandable if you feel cheated if that colour fades all too quickly. So, you need some solutions, but also a new way of thinking – if you buy something expensive, you’d insure it, right? That’s what a maintenance programme is – your colour insurance.

The best person to plan this programme with is, of course, your stylist. Something simple and effective that you can both get on board with. From quick top-up services in salons, which cost less than a full colour refresh, to at-home remedies that pack more of a pigmented punch than your average colour conditioner, these colour remedies are here to keep your colour looking fab rather than faded…

Unlimited colour at Skyler London

Skyler London is a colour-only salon, a bright wonderland of creativity and bold shades. Here you can sign up for different tiers of membership subscriptions called The Kaleidoscope Club. It starts at £85 per month for unlimited roots and toner services, rising to £300 per month for literally as many colour services you would like – like a kid in a candystore!

evo fabuloso pro

Why would you stray to a box dye, hoping for the best, when you can take away a prescriptive colour conditioner that is the exact shade that you have had applied? Well, evo fab pro is bespoke to your hair –your colourist mixes up your colour formula in a thick and creamy conditioning base. It works with any colour option, from permanent to semi-permanent shades.

Leonor Greyl Soins Repigmentants

A Parisian-chic finish in a tube is how we’d classify this creamy, generously pigmented colour conditioner. Multi-award winning Leonor Greyl has formulated this re-pigmenting conditioner to enhance colour even as it repairs, strengthens and helps to restructure hair. Created in conjunction with famed Parisian colourist Stéphane Pous, the 96 per cent natural formula comes in five shades.

Wella Professionals INVIGO Color Recharge

This powerful pigmented formula is designed to re-invigorate blondes, brunettes or redheads. It has a special colour recharging blend of colour-depositing pigments to help maintain multi-dimensional colour tones, and the nourishing formula leaves hair super soft and intensely conditioned.

Indola #colorblaster

Named after the various filters for Instagram, the Indola #colorblasters do exactly that – leave a filter of colour over your hair. We especially love the easy to use pump cap in the shower. They come in a mix of shades, from natural to pastels and bolds, and work brilliantly on pre-lightened hair to restore some fun colour tones.