6 Tips to Healthier Highlights


1) Repair


When hair is highlighted, pigment is lifted out which damages and dries the hair out in the process. That’s why using the proper products is so important in order to repair the damage. Aveda’s Damage Remedy line —including Shampoo, Conditioner, Intensive Restructuring Treatment, and Daily Hair Repair— uses plant oils and quinoa protein to restore health, silkiness and shine. The products deeply penetrate to help repair and strengthen from the inside out hair weakened by chemical processes, heat styling and environmental exposure.


Additionally, ask your stylist about our deep conditioning treatments for professional use only. The treatment is sprayed into the hair at the bowl after shampooing and sits for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out. The Dry Remedy and Damage Remedy deep conditioning treatments dramatically and noticeably improve the texture and health of the hair and lasts from 6-8 weeks.



2) Limit sun exposure


Aveda’s Sun Care line includes a water-resistant UV-defense mist called Protective Hair Veil that helps to preserve and protect hair color and highlights. 


Or simply, find a cute floppy hat to cover your head while you’re sunning. Also, you can pre-wet your hair prior to swimming, and use the Sun Care Shampoo & Body Cleanser to remove chlorine and salt build-up. Highlighted hair is more porous, so it’s more prone to soak all that up.



3) Limit shampooing and heat styling


Don’t shampoo everyday! It’s better to use products to freshen up already-styled hair as opposed to restyling from scratch everyday.


We recommend using Aveda’s Pure Abundance Style Prep as a dry shampoo because it absorbs oil from the scalp when sprayed on the root. The Hair Potion, also from the Pure Abundance line, is a powder excellent for refreshing lift at the crown with less teasing involved. Ask your stylist to show you next time you’re in the chair!


4) Use the right tools


Sometimes using the right brush makes all the difference. Have you been using that same brush for years? Replace it! Certain brushes, especially old, worn-out and frayed ones, are abrasive to the hair shaft and damage the cuticle. In addition to damaging the texture, the wrong bristles will scratch off your hair color taking away its freshness and shine and leaving your hair looking dull.



5) Refresh your tone at home


After your lightened hair comes out of the foils, it almost always has to be toned to achieve the overall desired shade of color and balance. In many cases, blonded hair loses its desired tone after a few weeks and needs refreshing.


We recommend Aveda’s Blue Malva and Clove shampoos and conditioners that allow you to refresh your tone at home to save you an extra trip to the salon.

Blue Malva neutralizes brassiness, and Clove enhances warm tones.



6) Add some lowlights, too


Since highlighting involves removing pigment out of the hair, it’s beneficial to put some back in by depositing a color.


We suggest allowing your stylist to add in some lowlights in addition to your highlights to keep some color and a deeper tone in the hair for an overall better texture, feel and dimension. 


Another option is to schedule an “in-between appointment” in which you come in and let a stylist re-tone, or gloss, your highlights to keep that fresh, silky feel and maintain your tone.


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