Skip the suds: It makes sense. Washing hair washes out color too. One way the Beauty Lab tests color fading is by repeating washing cycles, because just plain water (not to mention shampoo's surfactants) can leach dye molecules from strands, the Lab explains. "Wash colored hair every other day at most," Hill says. Switch products regularly : The Beauty Lab has found that using a color_depositing shampoo, conditioner or hair_gloss treatment once a week between dye jobs can revitalize hair color. Try Seal holders Pantene Pro_V Brunette and Highlighting Expressions Shampoo and Conditioners. Gloss it up: Like lip glosses for strands, hair glosses leave a hue_boosting hint of color and shine.
The Virtual Makeover app takes it one step further and let's you try on different hairstyles and makeup looks. You can choose from celebrity styles but they are easy to customise to suit your head shape. Make sure you use a photo that's exactly front on to the camera for the best match. Then you can also play with your makeup, which will really help determine if the new look will suit you. Or you can just plan your hair & makeup for Saturday night! I love that they give actual makeup colours so you can match it in real life too.