TOP TIPS TO MAINTAIN HIGHLIGHTED HAIR

TOP TIPS TO MAINTAIN HIGHLIGHTED HAIR

 

Highlighted hair can instantly add dimension and depth to your locks, providing a sun-kissed glow that enhances your overall look. Whether you prefer subtle balayage or bold streaks, maintaining your highlighted hair is essential to keep it looking vibrant and fresh. Because nobody wants hair that looks brassy and blocky!  

So, how can you maintain your highlights at home? With the right care routine and our recommendations below, you can prolong the life of your highlights and ensure that they remain stunning in between salon visits.  

 

 1. ASK YOUR STYLIST ABOUT LOW-MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES.  

Root-to-tip highlights require much higher maintenance therefore your best option may be a lightening technique which doesn’t start at the root – such as a balayage, foilyage, or ombre. If you're finding it challenging to keep up with the high maintenance of traditional highlights, consider discussing with your colourist the advantages of transitioning to one of these styles. 

Already rocking root highlights? No worries. Incorporating a root shadow that closely matches your natural hair colour can facilitate a smooth transition to a soft, seamless balayage in just one session with your colourist. This approach results in subtler regrowth, making it ideal for those seeking a more manageable highlight maintenance routine. 

 

 2. USE AN ANTIOXIDANT SHAMPOO TO PROTECT YOUR COLOUR.  

Regardless of the technique you’ve chosen – be it highlights, lowlights, or a balayage – a colour-treated hair shampoo is essential for your home kit. These gentle cleansers are specifically formulated to preserves the vibrancy of your hair’s pigment and provide antioxidant protection. This shield helps protect strands against pollutants and metals present in water, which can cause colour fading and unwanted brassiness in highlights.  

 

 3. FIT YOUR SHOWER WITH A FILTER.  

The impact of water on the colour of your highlights is more significant than you may realise. Loaded with minerals and metals, water can alter your shade, causing it to turn yellow or orange and lose its healthy shine. While using an antioxidant-rich shampoo can provide some protection against these harmful elements, installing a shower filter is also advisable, especially if you live in an area with hard water. A filter can easily be attached to your existing shower head, ensuring that by the time water flows from the tap, any potentially damaging substances have already been filtered out. Additionally, if you suffer from a sensitive scalp, you may notice a decrease in skin irritation over time. Remember to replace the filter cartridges every six months for optimal performance. 

 

 4. KEEP MID-LENGTHS AND ENDS HYDRATED.  

Help your highlights shine by including a regular colour conditioner and deep treatment mask into your routine for optimal hydration. Conditioning products will not only hydrate and nourish but will also seal the hair cuticle, locking in moisture to prevent colour loss and dullness. They will enhance shine, shield against environmental damage, and detangle, thereby reducing breakage and preserving colour integrity.  

When it comes to conditioner, make sure you’re not applying it to excessively wet hair as it may dilute its effectiveness. Instead, rinse your hair thoroughly or pat with a towel before applying conditioner, to allow the hair to soak up all the product.  

 

Whether you're seeking expert guidance or stocking up on essential haircare products, Supercuts offers everything you need to maintain your highlights and keep them looking their best. Take the first step towards vibrant, salon-worthy hair by visiting your nearest Supercuts salon or exploring our range of products today.

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