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I put highlights in my hair for the first time when I was 16. It gave my mousy brown hair a little dimension and life, and from the start, I was hooked. That was eight years ago, and since then, I’ve gradually been going blonder and blonder and blonder—besides one quarter-life-crisis stint of going dark–and am now just blonde. And now my hair requires more maintenance than the rest of me combined.
I frequent my lovely colorist every three months for touch-ups and approximately every six weeks for a toner. Right now, that obviously isn’t possible, so I am resorting to every product I have to keep my month-old color in check until I can sit in my salon chair again.
Even if your locks aren’t quite as maintenance as mine, keeping dyed hair looking fresh and vibrant isn’t always easy without a professional,…