5 Ways to Boost Dull Hair Color Between Salon Visits

Two things happen right after getting your hair colored: First, you take all the selfies. Then you stock up on dry shampoo to avoid ever washing your hair so the color doesn’t fade. Luckily, these five products help keep your locks looking brighter for longer—so go ahead, give in to a few good (real) shampoos.

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Alterna Bamboo Color Hold+ Fade Proof Finishing Gloss

The best way to keep color vibrant is to seal it from the start. This leave-in conditioner and gloss combo uses melon extracts to lock pigments in and leave your head smelling like a tropical getaway.

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Davines Alchemic Shampoo

You already know that washing your hair too much will make the color fade even faster, but dry shampoo can only last you so long. This color-depositing shampoo adds subtle pigments to warm red hair tones that last for several days, helping your strands stay vibrant.


Dphue Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning Treatment

This product is a lifesaver if you have dark brunette or black hair. Like the last product, it deposits color onto strands, but you only need to use it every few weeks to boost your color. Just be sure to wash your hands immediately after applying to prevent staining.

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Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo Blonde & Silver

This purple shampoo is a favorite among bright blondes because it tames brassiness and enhances the color to icy levels. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing so the violet pigments have time to soak in and zap those unwanted yellow-y tones.

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Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-up Spray Temporary Gray Coverage

When you can’t make it into your stylist’s chair for a few weeks but are dealing with one-inch roots, grab this washout touch-up spray. Just aim and spritz for a zero-mess cover-up.

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