There are few better feelings than walking out of a hair salon, freshly cut and colored, with a bounce in your step commensurate to that in your hair. It’s an instant pick-me-up, but it can also be quite an investment. Highlights, low lights, all over color; whatever you do to your hair is an investment of time and money. And like any other investment, you should protect your hair color. Matrix’s professional line called Logics Color DNA System can help.
The line is pretty comprehensive, ranging from shampoos and conditioners to a variety of styling aids. The Logics brand claims that its Dual Net Affinity (DNA) technology creates a barrier between your hair and the elements (sun, wash and wear) to retain salon-fresh color. I’ve been using the Leave-in Conditioner Protector and Shine Illuminating Serum after every wash since coloring my hair three weeks ago.
The Leave-in Conditioner Protector is to be sprayed all over wet hair and then combed through. I really like it for a few reasons. It makes my hair feel incredibly soft, but it also provides a really light hold. I have a pretty loose hair style so I don’t use hair spray or mousse very often. This leave-in conditioner adds a little bit of texture to my hair that has really boosted the overall style. The scent is fresh and slightly floral.
I blow dry and flat iron my hair almost daily and have been looking for a product to cut down on potential heat damage. The Shine Illuminating Serum is a serious multi-tasker – it protects my fragile hair against UV and heat damage, controls frizz and adds a dose of glossy shine to the end product. I apply one pump of the clear serum to my wet hair before drying. After styling, I rub one more pump between my hands and run them through my hair. The serum’s scent contains a little more musk than the conditioner, but the two scents work well together.
And how’s my color look? I get a reddish brown base color with reddish gold highlights – red being the most difficult color to retain, of course – and the color is still vibrant. It’s usually faded a bit at this point, but so far so good. If I can extend the life of my color by even a few weeks, it’ll be worth it.