3 ways to maintain your roots at home between salon appointments…

3 ways to maintain your roots at home between salon appointments…

I am not much of a DIY kind of girl in any sense of the word. Whether it’s around the home or any beauty maintenance, I leave it to the professionals. I get my hair coloured at the salon professionally but I can only stand to do that once every 2-3 months. I don’t have the patience or the time to have it done more often so I’ve picked up some tricks along the way on how to maintain your roots at home and keep the greys covered.

1. Bigen Hair colour – Bigen is a low ph, totally ammonia free hair colour which is super gentle on hair. It only needs mixing with water and gives 100% grey coverage making it perfect for those pesky roots and greys. Available in 12 brunette colours, it is very popular with Asian communities in 70 countries. The fact that it is so much better for your hair than other hair colours on the market means you can use it on your hair as often as you need without the guilt of causing repeated damage to your hair. The ease of the product is just a huge bonus! I use rich medium brown on my roots at my temples as greys show up their every 2 weeks. The hair in this area is so much finer and weaker than the rest of my hair which is why I choose to use bigen on those areas in between salon appointments. Bigen is available at a range of pharmacies, Asian grocers, salons, cosmetic retailers, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons & Sainsburys.
2. To avoid having to colour my roots in between appointments too regularly and keep the colour as vibrant and fresh as possible, I use colour care shampoo and conditioner. My current favourites are the Kerestasé Reflection Bain Chroma Captive Colour Radiance Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner. It may not be your first consideration in hair colour maintenance but hair care designed specifically for coloured hair can significantly extend the life and vibrancy of your colour. Colour protect shampoo and conditioner is gentle on your colour whilst still deeply cleansing. The difference is noticeable and you can save a lot of time, money and energy by making the simple switch. An essential step to maintain your roots at home and keep your hair looking polished.
3. If none of the above work for you or are available to you in a last minute emergency, an eyeshadow close to the colour of your hair can also work. Use a large synthetic brush and pat the colour onto the hair for coverage of greys and blending of roots into coloured hair. It is the most time consuming and least effective of the 3 methods but can be a life saver in those last minute emergencies!


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