Tracy Hayes, Fudge Professional Global Colour Ambassador, talks about hair colour between salon visits. She gives answers to some of the most common questions that clients ask about caring for colour at home.
Tracy Hayes: How can you prevent hair colour becoming “dull” in between salon appointments?
It’s all about ensuring your regularly treating your hair and also importantly rinsing your hair well. Ensure you’re using a hair mask at least once or twice a week. If you have your hair coloured in a salon, ask your colourist to mix up your colour with a conditioner to take home, this way you can use in-between salon visits for a refresh. For blondes, you should be using a purple shampoo like Fudge’s Clean Blonde Damage Rewind, as this will help to keep your blonde bright too.
Should you do anything special when washing hair in the shower – say use a hair mask or give yourself a head massage for instance?
The shower is the perfect time to give your hair a bit of pampering. Most definitely use an intensive treatment mask once or twice a week. If you’ve time, then a head massage is a good option. However, when massaging your scalp, remember to use the pads of your fingers not nails and don’t go aggressive with it, gentle is the best way.
In particular how can blondes prevent or treat that “brassiness”?
Purple shampoos! These will help knock out the yellow undertones and keep it looking fresher. The Fudge Professional Clean Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner (below) is ideal as it instantly erases yellow tones and has Opti-PLEX™ technology that penetrates deep into the hair’s core to reconstruct bonds whilst also smoothing the cuticle for stunning shine.
And how can brunettes and redheads inject a bit of luxe and lustre to hair to reflect shine and look healthy?
There are some great shampoos and conditioners on the market for brunettes and red heads. These will inject a bit of colour into your wash to ensure longevity and shine. Our Fudge Professional Cool Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner includes blue micro-pigments that instantly knocks unwanted red and orange tones from your brunette hair. It also includes Opti-PLEX™ technology that penetrates deep into the hair’s core to reconstruct bonds, whilst also smoothing the cuticle for stunning shine.
What about other hair types, in particular Afro or kinky hair – how to make it look healthy shiny best?
If you’ve Afro or kinky hair, moisture is key for shine. Hair can sometimes be brittle so you need to be using products that will add lustre and shine. Deep conditioning and moisturising shampoos and masks are ideal.
What to do if you need a root touch up?
There are some great products to mask roots in-between salon visits – powders, sprays, and lotions you can blow-dry in. You can also just use your makeup too – a pencil and/or eyeshadow can make a great last-minute fix.
Is there anything we can do about the “hardness” of British water?
So bad for the hair shafts I find and my hair improves silky wise every time I go abroad. If you find your water too hard, there are some great water softener filters on the market now. Products like the Klean shower filter helps remove chlorine and heavy metals in the water.