Skip A Trip To The Salon With These Genius Color-Depositing Conditioners
By Marissa DeSantis
As much as I love a trip to the salon, visiting regularly for a color refresh isn't always practical in terms of time and budget. That's why hair-care brands created an in-between solution with color-depositing conditioners, which can be used to preserve your existing dye job or achieve a totally new hair color. No matter which result you're after, this guide breaks down the best color-depositing conditioners to try now.
Using a color-depositing conditioner is a simple and customizable process. If you're trying to preserve your current color, after shampooing your hair, evenly apply the conditioner from root to tip and allow it to sit for one to five minutes before rinsing. Because these products don't contain harsh ingredients like peroxide or ammonia, they're only capable of depositing so much pigment on your hair. That means some conditioners need to be used every time you wash your hair to maintain the desired color, while others last a bit longer and wash out after several shampoos.
Another thing to keep in mind is that certain color-depositing conditioners will only show up on pre-lightened hair tones. Others, on the other hand, can be used to intensify existing shades of brown, red, and blonde — so be sure to do your research and read the instructions thoroughly to achieve your desired results.
To keep your color fresher for longer or totally change your hair up, here are four of the best color-depositing conditioners on the market. Just don't forget to further fight color-fading by using a heat protectant when blow drying or heat styling your hair, and even when spending time out in the sun.
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