7. Ask your stylist what maintenance would actually look like for your ~dream~ hair color.
Different colorists have personal philosophies and techniques when it comes to maintaining hair color. “For my touch up sessions on neon hair, I mix the bright color with conditioner and apply it to the hair to keep the color fresh without drying out the follicles,” said Lordet. See what your colorist would recommend in terms of upkeep moving forward — and find out how much it would cost.
8. If your hair is damaged, getting a gloss is a good way to refresh your hair without damaging it with more color.
“A gloss is a highly acidic semi-permanent translucent color that seals the hair’s cuticle for shinier, softer hair,” Lordet said. A gloss also enhances the richness of your natural color for a ~new~ look that’s not quite so drastic.