Making your hair colour last at home – With Shu Uemura
13 June 2020
Summertime is great, the temperature is rising, we can work on our tans and wear those fabulous summer clothes we’ve been storing all winter, maybe even take the plunge and get those summer sun-kissed highlights you’ve been dreaming of?
Summer is a feel-good season, sitting in the sun is great for relaxation, stress relief and mental well-being, we also get our fix of vitamin D, which has numerous benefits to our bodies.
However, summer can also wreak havoc on our coloured hair. The sun can weaken your hair’s protein structure and strip the hair of its natural moisture, causing dry and brittle hair, not a great mix for coloured hair, which relies on healthy locks to stop that unwanted colour fade.
Luckily, Shu Uemura Art of Hair are experts in the art of making your hair colour last. The ultimate in avant-garde luxury, Shu Uemura Art of Hair fuses unique natural ingredients with trailblazing science, and the experience of the world’s most inspired hairstylists, to offer women everywhere the absolute artistry of beautiful hair.
Their Colour Lustre range is specifically designed to preserve and intensify your hair colour at home, preventing that fade and keeping your colour locked and lasting.
Explore the Shu Uemura Art of Hair method for prolonging your colour and keeping it vibrant all year round:
Don’t wash coloured hair too often
To prevent water from washing away your vibrant colour, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your colour-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your colour last longer and help maintain health in your coloured hair.
Try Colour Lustre Dry Cleaner for colour treated hair, this 2-in-1 Dry shampoo gently cleanses by absorbing oils and impurities at the roots while moisturising dry lengths and ends. Unlike other dry shampoos, the formula has translucent micro-fine powders that absorb oil without leaving any residue or unwanted texture behind.
Great for second-day hairstyles, post-gym touch-ups and workweek refreshes.
To use: Create a part on dry hair. Shake well before use. Spray dry shampoo 8-10 inches from roots. Repeat on multiple sections as desired. Brush or use fingers to distribute product evenly.
Protect against Heat
Everyday heat styling causes structural damage to the protein of the hair and denaturing occurs. What that means is that the proteins open up, opening the proteins weakens the core structure of hair which is why applying heat protectant is so important, try Colour Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermomilk, highly concentrated in Refining Lipids, this lightweight, nourishing leave-in milk for colour-treated hair provides guilt-free heat styling and all-day shape memory while protecting from colour fade. Imparts a vibrant, glazed shine and a polished touch.
To use: On towel-dried hair, apply a small amount evenly from mid-lengths to ends. Comb through for even distribution. Section hair and blow-dry section by section from roots to ends. Do not rinse.
Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Shampoo transforms into a rich, abundant foam that lathers quickly and offers easy rinsing while protecting from colour washout and respecting the balance of the scalp. Prevents colour from fading, protects the hair fibre and balances the scalp’s natural oils. The shampoo’s refining lipids mimic the hair’s natural protective varnish to insulate the cortex from water and other external stress factors. Contains Musk Rose Oil known for its inherent healing properties and Goji Berry Extract which helps protect the hair from oxidation and colour fade.
Nourish Your Hair
Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner provides lightweight conditioning with a glazed touch and polished shine from mid-lengths to ends while preserving the hair colour. The conditioner’s refining lipids mimic the hair’s natural protective varnish to insulate the cortex from water and other external stress factors. Resulting in the restoration of hair’s natural varnish, colour preservation and added vibrant polished shine. Formulated for daily use.
To use: After shampooing, massage into damp hair and rinse thoroughly.
Reverse the Damage
For hair that feels damaged through colour treatments and heat damage use Colour Lustre Brilliant Glaze Masque. This rich cream masque instantly restores the hair’s protective varnish to preserve hair colour and deeply nourishes the hair fibre. Provides a glazed touch from mid-lengths to ends with a vibrant, polished shine. Musk rose oil with inherent healing properties the oil is rich in fatty acids that deeply nourish the hair fibre and protect the hair from discolouring.
To use: After shampooing, massage into damp hair. After 5-10 minutes, rinse out. For finer hair, use as a weekly treatment. For thicker hair, use daily in replace of conditioner.
Pro Tip: If you have extremely damaged hair, use both the Colour Lustre Shampoo and Mask together to protect and restore that vibrant shade.