Four hours in a chair and a ton of money equals good, “natural” looking hair. Highlights are pricey, but so worth it. However, if that color can be extending for just a bit longer take those steps. Shampoo and Conditioner treated for colored hair is great. If color treating over dries hair, especially if you go blonde, Sachajuan Color Save Shampoo and Conditioner ($25 & $27) is an intensive-care formula that is ideal from stressed and color treated hair that adds shine and protection to strands. B-Leve B-Colorful Shampoo and Conditioner ($8) have sunflower extract and white tea to help enhance color and protect against fade.
Once a week instead of using regular conditioner, you should substitute a deep conditioning mask. This will help to flood tresses with needed moisture to keep color from looking flat and dull. Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque ($41) strengthens and improves elasticity and olive oil conditions to restore softness to dry and damaged hair. There is a reason why women from Brazil are so beautiful. It is because there are so many wonderful natural resources close by to keep them looking fresh. Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask ($58) uses Amazonian beauty to penetrate hair to spring it back to live with, Ungurahua oil, rich in omega-9.
Between color treatments an at home glaze can help extend your salon job. It will help to brighten highlights and add shine. An at home glaze should be for any color and not specific to your hair color. If it is for blonde, brunette, etc it can often leave a unnatural looking hue that will make hair look worse than better. Pravana KeraGlaze ($35) is a two step process to smooth and eliminate frizz leaves hair shiny for 6 shampoos. It will create dimension by sealing the cuticle for sleek shine.