Five months ago, I went in to have my hair done and ended up with the dye job from hell. To cover the awful, chunky highlights, I had my color redone every four weeks. But dyeing and re-dyeing my hair has put a strain on my locks and my wallet.
A friend suggested that I give my colorist a break, and try a conditioner that contains hair color. But I was concerned that using a product with actual hair color in it could do more harm than good. I simply couldn’t run the risk of winding up like Anne of Green Gables with a head full of green hair.
Instead, I chose Aveda Clove Conditioner ($18.50) which uses clove and coffee extracts to impart brown tones and freshen up your color. Aveda also makes color enhancing conditioners for black, red, blonde and grey hair.
The conditioner is really easy to use, just apply it to freshly shampooed hair and let it sit for 2-5 minutes before rinsing. You will want to clip your hair up off of your shoulders to avoid color transfer onto your skin. You’ll also want to wash your hands very well. Condition twice per week for optimal results.
I like this product. It tones down the hidden blonde tones in my hair and eliminates brassiness. It also leaves my hair incredibly soft without weighing it down. And at $20 per bottle, it’s far less expensive than going into the salon for a toner every few weeks.