12 Cheap Ways To Extend Your High-Maintenance Salon Color

12 Cheap Ways To Extend Your High-Maintenance Salon Color

At-home color treatments were on the rise even before the pandemic temporarily closed our favorite salons. With the instability of the current economy, some are putting off their salon trips and extending the time between coloring.

Essentially, some methods of self-care are having to take a back seat. But there are ways around having to live life with pesky grays lining your crown or ashy highlights looking more like misplaced livestock roaming an empty field.

Beauty shelves are filled with products for successfully coloring your hair at home. And they’ve definitely come a long way since the days of adding highlights to your hair through a tightfitting cap with holes.

Nowadays, sprucing up your color is as easy as applying color-depositing shampoo or conditioner in the shower. In mere minutes, you can turn back the hands of time for prettier hair and a healthier glow — sans the expensive trip to the salon.

Hair Color Trends 2023

In 2023, nontraditional hair colors are on the rise. Whether dying your hair or adding pops of color with extensions, mixing and matching your natural hue with multi-tone hair colors like bright blues, purples and pastel pinks will certainly make you stand out from the crowd, even if you’re having to mask up.

This form of self-expression is a “mini rebellion against not feeling seen for so long, and it feeds into people’s desire for authenticity,” according to the folks at Pinterest. In addition, “Gemini hair” or two-toned tresses, including blue and black braids or half-and-half coordinating tones are on the uptick.

But if colored tresses aren’t your bag, then glossing your hair is another trend to try. The easy-to-do treatment adds sheen and extra shine to your strands with a temporary glaze that can last through several shampoos. Your hair looks and feels healthier and less frizzy if you’re prone to that sort of thing.

In an effort to stretch your dollar further — and your hair color — these budget-friendly products at a variety of retailers will leave your hair vibrantly colorful and instantly prettier:

Best Color Depositing Shampoos

Celeb Luxury Colorwash Shampoo

The cruelty-free, plant-based Gem Lites Color Depositing Shampoo refreshes your faded color without harsh chemicals that can damage your hair.

In just two to five minutes, this high-lather shampoo deposits color to your hair, making it more vivid as if you’d just stepped out of the salon.

It’s available in 23 pretty colors. Add the Gem Lites color depositing conditioner for $38 for total hair color overload.

Price: $35


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