3 Ways to Refresh Your Hair Color at Home for Fall

August 12, 2020
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

A change of season is always a good time to reassess your beauty routine and give your skin and hair a refresh. This can be an especially important task for hair at the end of the summer. The sun, chlorine and salt water can be damaging. You may find that your strands are dry and lifeless and if you have color-treated hair, that you’re experiencing dullness or brassiness. One option is to make a salon appointment ASAP, but you can also take steps to revive your color in the comfort of your own home. Here, we’re sharing three ways to do it. 

Use a Toning Shampoo 

If your hair or highlights are losing vibrance or are looking brassy, toning shampoos can help by depositing pigment onto your strands and color correcting harsh tones. If you have blonde hair or blonde highlights, look for a purple shampoo. And if you have brown hair, blue shampoos are for you. One of our favorite toning shampoos is the L'Oréal Paris Hair Care EverPure Sulfate Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo because it can be used on blonde, bleached, silver or highlighted brown hair. 

Use a Color-Reviving Mask

Hair masks are great for restoring moisture, elasticity and shine to damaged hair. Choose one that also contains pigments to transform lackluster color as well. The Garnier Nutrisse 5 Minute Nourishing Color Hair Mask gives hair a quick boost and is available in a variety of shades for blondes, brunettes and redheads. 

Give Yourself a Fresh Dye Job

DIY permanent hair color is intimidating to be sure. Step one is simply choosing the right shade and formula. We recommend a fade-resistant formula that contains nourishing ingredients like the Dark & Lovely Fade Resist range. If you’re unsure about what shades will work best for your complexion or what you’re trying to achieve, check out the Garnier Shade Selector tool. It gives you recommendations and lets you try them on virtually so you can feel confident in your choice. Once you’ve got your shade, get ready for the process with these tips on at-home hair dye. Another helpful option is the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge that allows you to chat with a L’Oréal hair expert in real time for personalized tips.


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