Girl with brown to blonde ombre hair

Ombre hair is a trend that’s been around for a few years, and it’s still going strong. This universally flattering hair color works on any length or texture, plus you can tailor it to suit your preferred intensity. 

The French term for “color that is graduated in tone,” ombre hair color is when the ends of the hair are lighter than the roots and the transition is often short. As far as colored hair goes, this style requires little maintenance, but that doesn’t mean it’ll stay fabulous forever. Read on to find out more about caring for ombre hair. 

Change Your Washing Habits

Colored hair requires a lot of care. You can’t just shampoo it in a rush and expect it to stay beautifully vibrant — there are changes to be made in your regimen. First, stop using hot water to wash your hair. Hot water strips hair of natural oils that make hair soft. Without them, your hair will be dry and brittle, which can lead to itching, dandruff, and weak roots. Since coloring dries your hair out, you’d want to avoid making matters worse.

Second, if you can tolerate it, don’t shampoo daily. Instead, use only conditioner on your “skip” days. Every time you wash your hair, a little bit of color fades. Cutting back on shampooing then can help keep the color longer.

To preserve its vibrance even more, use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo, which helps colored hair stay fabulous thanks to its Anti-Fade Technology and moisturized with jojoba oil. Lock in that shine with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner, formulated with Color Radiance Booster that protects the hair’s surface to keep the color in and make it last two times longer.

Go Easy on the Heat-Styling

Minimize your use of these styling tools if you want to keep your color longer.

Secret’s out: Hot tools are messing up your hair. As handy as they are for making us feel glammed up and put-together, heat-styling tools can do serious damage to hair. When used too often, they can strip hair of its natural oils and break down the keratin proteins that make up the shaft. When the hair cuticle is damaged, this can expose the part where the pigment is deposited and result in faster fading. Occasionally airdrying hair and embracing your natural texture can help keep your color vibrant longer.

Give Your Hair a Weekly Boost

Remove brassiness and revive your hair color with purple shampoo.

Aside from color fade, there are two other things that you want to avoid with colored hair: dryness and brassiness. To boost moisture and replenish lost oils, use a weekly hair mask like Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair and Shine Ultra Treatment Wrap. Infused with Triple Keratin formula, this hair mask repairs damaged hair by penetrating deep into the strand and restoring hair from within.

To prevent brassiness, try a purple toning shampoo (yes, even if your hair isn’t blonde!). Try TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner when you want to refresh your color. These formulas neutralize brassy tones by depositing violet pigment into each strand, preserving the hues of your ombre hair longer. 

Loving your ombre hair? Keep it soft, shiny, and vibrant by following these simple tips.