TURN DOWN THE HEAT
Hot water is the biggest culprit for fading colour, so keep the water temperature as cool as possible when showering to make your shade go the distance. Using hot styling tools for your daily blowdry or weekly straightening contributes to colour-fade too, as heat fries the colour by opening the cuticle (where colour is locked in), lifting it out from the hair in the same way hot water does. Limit your use of heat tools as much as possible, and when you do use them, always apply heat protectant beforehand.
From left:Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban, $46, claims to cut hair drying time by 50 per cent, keeping your tresses vibrant, shiny and soft for a longer time.Keune Care Absolute Volume Thermal Protector, $27 (200 ml), has a vitamin-enriched formula to strengthen hair fibres from within, while protecting it from heat styling.