Try color-preserving shampoo
“The new gentler, color-preserving shampoos on the market (like Davines Alchemic line) are a game changer. You can get an extra few weeks out of your color with them and keep your hair looking fresh with a nice tone. Given the cost of a professional coloring, they’re a wise and inexpensive investment,” says Fae Norris, Los Angeles-based stylist at Rock Paper Salon. Of course, shampoo isn’t one-size-fits-all so find out the best shampoo for your hair type.
Be honest about finances
“None of us want to lose clients. If you can’t afford to come in as often, be honest with your stylist about your financial situation. They might offer you a lower price temporarily or suggest a mini service,” says Chris Martin, official Miss America stylist/colorist and owner of Copperhead Salon in Orlando. “I’ve even suggested semi professional color touch-ups out of a box they can do at home and then I do their highlights or lowlights.” Check out these other tricks to stretch the time between your hair color appointments.