In the summer months, there are many factors that can threaten to fade your hair color. From sun, to salt water and chlorine, these summertime elements can put major stress on the hair and in many cases cause hair color to lose its shine and vibrancy.
At this time of the year, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re using the best haircare regimen to keep your hair healthy and your hair color bright. Read on to discover the best Redken haircare systems for maintaining bright, beautiful hair color and fighting that end-of-summer hair color fade!
Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics is a sulfate-free haircare system that helps to add shine and enhance color vibrancy. “The RCT technology of Color Extend Magnetics targets the root, core and tip of each hair strand. With Soy Protein, Arginine and Sepicap, the hair receives protein to add structure, as well as conditioning and restoration benefits,” explains Redken Artist Jaclyn Harwood, “This system works to strengthen the hair and lock in color.”
If you've recently gone blonde, you know that summertime stressors such as sun and chlorine can cause blonde hair color to become brassy, with unwanted yellow and orange tones showing through. Redken’s Color Extend Blondage is a color-depositing purple shampoo system that works to banish brass while keeping blonde haircolor cool and bright. “Redken’s Color Extend Blondage system tones, brightens and strengthens blonde hair,” explains Harwood, “The system’s pure violet pigments counteract yellow undertones leaving the hair brighter, while Redken’s Triple Acid Protein Complex strengthens the hair. Summertime sunshine and outdoor activities can contribute to loss of moisture in the hair’s proteins, leaving the hair brassy and adding unwanted warmth. Redken’s Color Extend Blondage neutralizes these unwanted tones to ensure blonde hair color stays bright and strong."
If you have natural or highlighted brown hair, you may notice that your strands have become a bit brassier over the summer months. Using a blue toning shampoo and conditioner can help counteract brassy, orange tones that can often begin to show through on brown hair. Redken's Color Extend Brownlights blue toning haircare system is a must-have for keeping your brunette tone cool and beautiful. "When brown hair is lightened, be that with highlights, balayage, or over time through sun exposure, orange undertones are exposed which can ultimately end up creating that unwanted brassy hair effect,” says Redken Artist Celene Dupuis, "With Color Extend Brownlights, you can neutralize unwanted orange and brassy tones in brunette hair. For color-treated brunettes, this color-depositing system can be used immediately after a hair color service. It also works wonders on non-colored hair, and can help keep your natural brunette hue cool and free of any brassy undertones."
If you rocked a bold gray or silver look this summer, you may have noticed your hair color beginning to fade and yellow. When this happens, Redken’s Color Extend Graydiant Shampoo and Conditioner is the best choice as it helps to tone and strengthen silver hair. “Redken’s Color extend Graydiant is color depositing haircare system which makes it the perfect choice for gray and silver guests,” explains Harwood, “With custom direct dyes and strengthening benefits, hair is left strong with a beautiful silver tone.”