If your dull hair color is getting you down and you don't have time to make a trip to the salon, then you might consider restoring your hair color at-home. No, this doesn't mean resorting to box dye. In fact, there are many easier alternatives that will punch up your locks that don't involve damaging dyes or chemicals. These super simple solutions help to revive the hair's pigment, shine, and tone without causing a permanent change to your hair. So, if you're in-between hair colorings, don't reach for the phone just yet. Instead, be your own colorist by boosting your own shade at home.
As someone who is constantly dealing with fading hair color, I can understand how hard it can be to keep hair color looking fresh and vibrant. However, these DIY solutions have been a saving grace for my hair as well as my bank account. Having cheaper hair reviving solutions is perfect for those of us who want flawless hair without sacrificing our time or money. Wondering what you can do to punch up your own hair color? Here are nine safe and easy ways to revive your own hair color at home without resorting to hair dye.
1. Use A Shine Enhancing Gloss
An easy way to give your dull hair color a boost is to use a shine enhancing gloss to perk up your strands. One of my personal favorites, the Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Gloss, is an in-shower treatment that takes five minutes to process. Simply apply to wet hair, wait, and rinse. Voilà — shiny, revived hair color.
2. Punch Up Your Color
Fading hair color can be such a bummer. Reach for a color refreshing gloss to give your hair the boost it needs. This gloss by John Frieda packs both colored pigment and shine enhancing properties to give your hair tone and dimension.
3. Go A Shade Lighter
Going a shade brighter doesn't have to involve harmful bleach. Reach for an in-shower lightening treatment to brighten your hair within a few minutes.
4. Use Cranberry Juice
If you notice that your red hair color is fading, SheKnows.com recommends trying a cranberry juice rinse. The juice helps to stain the hair giving your locks a brighter, richer appearance. Just make sure to use for pure cranberry juice (not the concentrate) in order to get the best results.
5. Remove Buildup With ACV
A reason that your hair color could be looking a bit lackluster may be from excess product buildup. Cleanse your hair naturally by using equal parts water and apple cider vinegar. Brydie.com swears that this rinse will help to remove excess buildup, and give the hair a glowing sheen.
6. Grab A Cup Of Joe
All of my fellow brunette ladies out there, pump up your chestnut strands by rinsing your hair with coffee. This DIY hair dye solution helps to bring out the richness in your hair while adding a hint of shine, according to DailyMakeover.com. Simply grab a cold cup of coffee, pour over clean hair, and let soak for 20 minutes. Afterwards, rinse with water, and admire your gleaming strands.
7. Rinse With Champagne
Treat your blonde locks to the good life by rinsing your hair with champagne. According to Town And Country, champagne helps to bring out the golden tones in blonde hair, and boosts the hair's overall radiance.
8. Try Dying With Henna
Skip the harsh dyes and chemicals next time you dye your hair by switching to an all-natural hair dye. LUSH has created an all-natural hair dye using henna that helps to boost hair color, and richen your natural tones.
9. Restore Pigment
Give your hair a dramatic makeup in under three minutes by using a color restoring hair treatment. This mask by Roux uses special colored pigments to boost your hair's color, while deeply nourishing the strands.
Reviving your hair color doesn't have to involve a trip to the salon. Instead, punch up your strands yourself by using easy, at-home solutions to bring life and shine back to your hair.
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