How to Keep Colored Hair From Fading

Video from last year!

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 mantain 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 >”<)
♥ 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)
♥ 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♥

 judyhime chan♥

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Jolibees, Menkuitei, Dessert Truck, Dim Sum, Rose House, Starbucks, Yum~

My weekend is pretty much just food food food!! XDDDDD

On Saturday, I planned to go shopping first and then do some homework before meeting up with Sarah, Jason and Carissa for dinner~ But Sarah suddenly texted and invited me to go eat Jolibees with her brother and her, and how can I resist!? XD I LOVEEEEE JOLIBEES!!! This time however, I got their fiesta noodle instead of their spaghetti that I get all the time. It was pretty good, but I think I still prefer their spaghetti as I love anything leaning towards a sweeter taste haha!

Then I did go shop by myself, (hey! I went to return things originally XD but ended up shopping more haha~) and got two new jackets, cardigan and two boots. I’ll post pictures and reviews up sometime next week :3

Finally dinner at Menkuitei! I craved their ramen for awhile, plus my friends work there so it was win win for me~ XD I get to see friends and eat some good ramen with my friends :3

I got this because it had eggs in it~ > 3<"

Organic chicken skewer~ :3

Since I love half cooked eggs, I got Tonkotsu Ramen, but it wasn’t half cooked like usual D: oh well~ better luck next time, it was still quite delicious XD The organic chicken wing was good as it wasn’t too heavy in flavor, just enough~ but I don’t really like chicken fat XD The drawing lied by the way~ there weren’t four pieces of chicken, but 5! XDDDDD

After dinner, we were walking towards Union Square and saw the dessert truck, so Carissa and me decided to try their desserts. I’ve always seen it around but never got to try it. Apparently the Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding was the best so I got that one. It was reallyyy good, however halfway through I got kind of sick of it so gave the rest to Jason. Thank god for guy friends haha~ XD

Lots of vanilla~

Size Comparison with my face~

I recommend the dessert truck for people who do love sweet sweets, but do go with a friend to share with ^^

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Sunday was yet another lovely day ♥

It used to be my favorite as a kid, I still think it's delicious hehe :3

I had dim sum breakfast with my HS friends, Sherry & Eileen, whom I miss dearly >”< (We need to eat out more~!! hehe) We had a lot of fun chatting and catching up~

Sherry & I~ she's so fun to talk to!

Eileen & I~~ i just love hanging out with her~ makes me so happy > 3<"!!!!

Then I met up with my super buddy. I haven’t seen her in a month, and we had a lovely chat at our usual tea house, Rose House. It’s my favorite restaurant as it’s so my style hahaha~ I really want to work there XDDD

WAFFLEEEEES~ MY LOVEEE hahaha~~

Will definitely be getting this again some other time ^^

We decided to just share a chicken waffle and a tea. I usually get the rose milk tea, but since she can’t really drink tea, we decided to try something new. It was actually something I’ve always been meaning to try, Little Prince Planet Tea. It turned out to be a good choice as it was a mixture of both of our favorite teas in; rose green tea and earl gray tea. It was really good too > u <“!! The waffle however, wasn’t up to par as it usually is >__<” But I still love waffles either ways :3

Michan & I~ and the item I was exchanging, it wanted to join our picture, so~~ XD

Isn't she so cute!! > U <"!!

After shopping a bit at 34th street (I was good today, I only exchanged something XD), we decided to go to Union Square to shop but ended up chatting at B&N’s Starbucks, as that was more important to me than clothes > 3<” How I miss talking to her~~

Michan's coffee~ I still never understood why Tall meant the smallest one O___O"

Chicken Avocado Sandwich~ SOOO GOOD > 3<

I was getting a bit hungry so I decided to try their Chicken Avacodo sandwhich, which came with a bag of chips (which was a nice surprise, I didn’t know! XD) It was actually reallyyy delicious toasted! Though I didn’t finish, but it made a perfect breakfast the next day hehe > u <”

Obligatory shot of us & our food hehe~

I also tried out new make up products today! I loved three, and the other one (the eyeshadow) was pretty good, but I prefer my Asian brand eyeshadows texture better~ I’ll put reviews on MikkiNotes sometime later, which I’ll let you guys now 🙂 So here’s my FOTD~~

FOTD
♥Face – Maybelline Finishing Veil Powder
L’Oreal Innocent Flush Blush
L’Oreal Baby Blossom Blush
Garnier Anti Dark Circle Roller
♥Eyes – Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline Eyestudio Copper Chic
Majolica Majorca cream pencil eyeliner
Fiberwig Mascara
Canmake Eyebrow Mascara
♥Lips – Nivea Shimmer Lip Balm
Tiffa Lip Gloss

OOTD
♥Dress – Offbrand
♥Bag – ans (Japanese)
♥Shoes – effie
♥Necklace – Betsey Johnson
♥Watch – Badgley Mischka
♥Accessories – various/offbrand
Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well~ 🙂
judyhime. ♥