How To Keep Colored Hair From Fading

This was a post from my previous blog, and since it's quite useful, I have reuploaded the video (I had to delete and reopen my account to get it to the username I prefer now) and copied the post to here. Hope you guys find it useful. It's a good reminder for me as I want to go dye my hair soon ;) Please keep in mind this was filmed and written about two years ago, so my writing style and looks are totally different haha.
I know I'm not a hair expert, but these are tips I've gathered from magazines, sites, friends that were helpful to me and I would just like to share with you guys. These are also all products I've used and loved so that's why I would recommend it to you~
So here is the complete list of the items I've show in my youtube video and where you can purchase it!

-Shampoo L'Oreal EverPure Moisture Shampoo Moisture (remember, I've stated it made my scalp dryer, so if you're wary of this, you can skip out on this brand and check the other brands I've listed at the end)
-Conditioner Fekkai Technician Color Care Conditioner
-Hair Mask Fekkai Technician Color Care 3-Minute Mask
-Hair Mask Lux Hair Mask that you can find at your local Japanese/Asian market
-Anti Color Fade Top Coat Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Anti-Fade Top Coat 
-Color Protect Spray Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray
-Dry Shampoo Batiste Dry Shampoo
-Blow dryer (the one I have is from Vidal Sassoon, that's what it says on this blow dryer too, but I'm not sure why the product name says Revlon) Ion Select Professional Hair Dryer
Also, I forgot to mention some tips in my video! So I'll include it here!
- Since high heat causes hair to fade quicker, when you curl or straighten or do any of those styling to your hair (even hot blow dryer), use a heat protect spray. The one I use and love for curling my hair is Got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protect 'N Curl Spray. It not only protects my hair, but it helps hold my curls and smells nice too > 3<"! It was on sale at Duane Reade when I bought it too, so you can also check your local drug stores if they have it on sale. :) The one I use for straight hair and used to use when I blow dry (I now use the Paul Mitchell) is the Pantene Pro-V Damage defender spray. It also smells really good, like all their products~ You can also use the curlers/straighteners at a lower setting so that it won't be as damaging.
-The sun's UV ray causes hair fade too, so during the summer when the sun's UV rays are stronger, wear a hat, or any other hat accessories that can help cover your hair. I also use a parasol XD Also, don't forget to use your UV protect spray!
-Rinse your hair out thoroughly as shampoo/conditioners/masks left in you hair can cause it to dull out.
-Blow dry your hair with the dryer aiming from top to bottom, and comb in the same direction to minimize frizz. Like I said in the video, cool air will help lock in moisture and prevent less fading.
-Try not to use any volume or anti dandruff shampoos as both of them strip hair color quicker. If you have to use it, be sure to use the anti-fade mask right after to help maintain your hair color. :)
Other brands I've heard good reviews for shampoos/conditioners are;
- Pureology Shampoo (look for the one that's sulfate free. This one is also more costly. I have tried one, I like their texture and scent, it's just the price is a lot more than that of L'oreal and Kirkland.)
- Moroccanoil Shampoo & Conditioner 
- Kirkland Signature Shampoo (it is much cheaper to purchase directly from Costco!! I'll be trying this one next, and let you guys know what I think of it. Hopefully it's more moisturizing than the L'Oreal. Update, I have tried it, it is a bit thicker than the L'oreal type and the smell is more vanilla based)
- Nigelle HY Milbon Salon Treatment System (I get this when I go to my salon; they put the first treatment twice in your hair, and then give you four tubes to use at home once every week.)
Hope that this was useful and works for you guys~ Wishing everyone healthy, shiny hair♥

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