At Home Hair Color Extender Tips

Don't want your hair color to fade? We've got the top products and DIY tips to keep color-treated hair shiny and gorgeous for extended periods of time.

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Power Products to Reduce Color Fading


Rita Hazan Foaming Clear Gloss Ultimate Shine, $26
The perfect in-between-coloring boost for all shades.

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Protect and Moisturize


Garnier Fructis Color Shield Leave-In Conditioner, $6
Grape seed oil and açaí berry extracts help hair weather the elements.

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Keep It Clean


Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Color Protect Shampoo, $2.50
Hydrating formula nourishes hair at a bargain price.

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In Perfect Condition


Tresemmé Platinum Strength Renewing Deep Conditioning Treatment, $5
Apply once a week for 10 minutes to quench dehydrated strands.

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Turn Up The Heat


L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray, $7
Spritz it on to prevent damage from heat.

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These latest DIY fixes help extend time between colorings


The Marker TouchBack Hair Marker, $30 Dries instantly and blends seamlessly.

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Easy Touch-Ups


The Brush-OnClairol Root Touch-Up by Nice'n Easy, $8
Ten minutes and less than $10 means you bought a 3-week reprieve before your next total dye job.

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Shake, Spritz and Go


The SprayGray Away Root Concealer, $10
The precise applicator allows you to get super close to your part, hairline, or wherever you need it most.

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Put These Tips to Work

How to Get Perfect Wavy Hair

Also see: How to Get Perfect Wavy Hair

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.