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How to Keep Hair Colour Vibrant For Longer (Without Loads of Chemicals)

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I’ve dyed my hair for years now, as I have quite a few greys peeking through. Up until last year, I played it safe, keeping to roughly my natural dark brown shade. I’ve wanted pink hair for a few years, but always thought it would be a nightmare to keep vibrant. Last year I had some pink sections added, and this year, I have really gone for it with highlights that have been dyed pink. So is it possible to keep hair colour vibrant, without using a tonne of chemicals? Read on to find out!

How to Keep Your Hair Colour Vibrant For Longer (Without Adding Loads of Chemicals)

Pink is notoriously hard to keep looking vibrant, but luckily I’ve found out how to keep hair colour looking vibrant in-between colours, without adding loads of chemicals.

Hair after leaving Infuse My. colour Ruby Shampoo on dry hair for 30 minutes

In this photo, I’ve left infuse My. Colour Ruby shampoo on my hair for half an hour to get a really vibrant colour. I’m wearing Inika Long Lash Mascara and Inika Mineral Foundation. You can read about how I cheat fuller eyebrows here.

Keep Hair Vibrant Colour For Longer with infuse My. Colour

Introducing  My.Haircare infuse My. colour shampoo in Ruby, (£14.95 from Love Lula*) and the matching conditioner (£18 from Love Lula). They are really lovely products to use, leaving hair soft and silky. The ruby-coloured shampoo is really vibrant, and smells of raspberries.

The conditioner is thick and white in colour, so it can be used with any of the infuse My colour shampoos.

My.Haircare infuse My. Colour Shampoo

My.Haircare infuse My. Colour say their Vegan shampoos refresh, revive and tone coloured hair, and contain 0% Sulphates 0% Silicones and 0% Parabens. There are My.Haircare infuse My. colour shampoos in five colours.

I have only tried the Ruby colour, but here is some information about the other shades:
Use COBALT to maintain the coolness of dark ash blondes and brown hair. If you have bleached blond hair, it apparently creates mint green tones, and makes a denim blue colour on white blonde hair!
Use PLATINUM to neutralise yellow and maintain the brightness of grey, white, pale blonde and highlighted hair.
Use COPPER to maintain brightness in deep strawberry blonde, copper, auburn, and warm brown hair. Apparently it adds warm tones to bleached hair for peachy effects.
Use GOLD to maintain the brightness of pale, medium, dark blonde and all highlights.
Use RUBY to maintain the brightness of red, red brown and burgundy hair. Or if you have bleached blonde hair, you can use it to create striking pinks, like I have.

I love how there is a shade of shampoo for any hair colour, whether warm or cool toned. The colours are vibrant, yet wash out easily, so you can change your colour at will, without damaging your hair. It’s the perfect no-fuss way to keep hair colour vibrant for longer.

Keep hair colour vibrant for longer with infuse My. colour Ruby Shampoo and Conditioner

My.Haircare infuse My. Colour Treat Conditioner

My.Haircare say “Our unique Vegan silicone free formula provides superior weightless hydration, nourishment and colour protection. Enriched with neroli extract, tangerine butter and sunflower seed extract for detangling, shine and elasticity. No parabens, gluten free, never tested on animals.” It’s a gorgeous conditioner that makes hair smooth and silky.

See the Results on My Hair

You can use infuse My. Colour in several ways. I’ve experimented and found the following results.

For the most subtle result, use it instead of your normal shampoo, rinsing out straight away.

It’s hard to see in the photos, but my hair is slightly pinker, especially at the top.

For a brighter result, apply the shampoo and leave it on longer as you’re in the shower. Doing this each wash gradually deposits more colour.

Using it for several washes in a row also gives a more even colour distribution.

For the most vibrant colour, apply it like a hair mask to dry hair and leave it on for up to half an hour.

Dry hair with lots of infuse My. colour Ruby Shampoo

This method does use a lot more of the shampoo, but it gives such a great result, I think it’s well worth it. Please wear gloves when trying this as it does stain your hands. And wipe up any drips as quick as you can. It makes hair so vibrant and shiny.

Hair after leaving My. colour Ruby Shampoo on dry hair for half an hour
My hair after using infuse My. Colour Ruby Shampoo. I’m wearing Inika Mascara and Foundation, and used my tutorial to define my eyebrows.

So to show the amount of colour change, here is the before and after next to each other.

And here is a photo taken a week later, after using loads of the shampoo on dry hair and waiting for around 40 minutes:

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So are you tempted to try one of these coloured shampoos? Do let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the other shades!

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How to Keep Hair Colour Vibrant For Longer (Without Loads of Chemicals)


  1. Brnfnc

    4th October 2019 at 7:04 am

    Hi! It’s really amazing and I’m thinking to try it on my brown/blonde hair to give them a pink tone. Do you Think that could be a good idea?
    How long does the color remain vibrant?
    Think you!!!!

    1. Becky Pink

      4th October 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Hello, thanks for reading! I am not sure it would show up much on brown hair but I think it would work well on any blonde parts, and it washes out after a few washes, when you stop using it. I find it gets brighter the more you use it. xx

  2. Karen-Anne

    2nd April 2019 at 4:06 am

    You look absolutely beautiful Becky. The pink hair suits you. I would love pink hair. I have been thinking about trying the shampoos you have used for a while now.

    1. Becky Pink

      2nd April 2019 at 7:45 am

      Ah thank you so much Karen-Anne that is so kind. I’d really recommend the Ruby one if that’s the right shade for you xx

  3. Izzy

    31st March 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I’ve heard good things about this company! I generally use bleach london rosé shampoo but it doesn’t actually wash my hair effectively. I really want to find a refillable or zerowaste alternative to keep my hair pink but I don’t think it’s going to happen any time soon!

    The Quirky Queer

    1. Becky Pink

      31st March 2019 at 3:34 pm

      I tried the Bleach London Rose shampoo too but really didn’t like it. I couldn’t see any colour difference and it made my hair feel like straw! This may be worth a try for you if you didn’t like it either, it’s a hundred times better! Xx

  4. Sally

    31st March 2019 at 11:16 am

    When I had red hair, it was so hard to maintain. This sounds great, I’d never thought of coloured shampoos.

    1. Becky Pink

      31st March 2019 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Sally, yeah it’s a great idea isn’t it!! If/when I try a different colour I’ll be trying the other shades of shampoo too! Xx

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