One of the worst things I probably ever did to my hair was color it myself. I like to tell myself that it never really looked bad but there is just something about going to the salon and getting your hair color done by a professional that makes it look so much better. But that, my friends, is expensive. Because of that I'm always on the look-out for products that will extend the life of my hair color which in turn will save me some moolah.
The Nexxus Color Assure Hair Care System has been the perfect tool to help maintain my hair color. If you're a reader that's been around for awhile you might remember back in May when I got a sample of the system in my Birchbox and fell in love.
The Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer is everything when it comes to keeping your hair color on point. I know, primer for hair isn't something you'd ever think was necessary but I really do notice a difference if I don't use it. When I use the primer my hair becomes glossy and definitely boasts a lot less frizz. The primer is a pre-treatment which is formulated to keep your color vibrant and prevent fading. How? It actually shields the hair while you're in the shower by protecting it from the hot water. You'll also be happy to know (at least I was happy) that this product is sulfate-free and infused with a blend of clear oils, including almond, coconut and argan oil.
To use this correctly make sure you apply 5-7 pumps (with my hair length I use 5) and work it through your hair beginning at the roots. You'll want to make sure it's smoothed throughout your hair, but not saturating it. If your hands are greasy after applying the primer then you've used too much (no worries, just remember for next time to go easy!). Obviously, you'll get the best results when using the primer in conjunction with the rest of the system. Wash hair with the Nexxus Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo and Conditioner and finish with Nexxus Color Assure Glossing Tonic.
Have you tried any of the products from the Nexxus Color Assure System? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
The NEW Nexxus Color Assure System is the first oil-infused color care system by Nexxus, and it provides 2X longer color protection* Look for the Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner and Color Assure Glossing Tonic in mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.
*based on Pre-Wash Primer, Shampoo and Conditioner use over 8 weeks vs. non-conditioning shampoo.
***Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nexxus and Condé Nast. All opinions are my own.