I tend to color my hair every two months simply because the current dye color is very close to my natural color shade. Recently I’ve been looking into some less harmful at home options for in between salon visits that could help my color looking less faded, more vibrant and keep that red/orange undertones at bay. There is not much on offer on the market especially if you like me have a variation of brown hair colours. At last I found a product that is a bit stronger than regular color shampoos/conditioners and less damaging than no ammonia or sami-permanent hair color.
Maria Nila Color Intense Color Refresh range consist of 13 shades catering to wide range of hair colors including daring pinks, purple and silver. On the official website this product is described as nourishing masque with color pigments which is very close to what this product actually is and does. Directions to use call for shampooing first, then applying and leaving this product for about 3-10 minutes (depending on intensity of colors you want to achieve). At last follow with conditioner. First time I used Color Intense in Cacao Intense 4.10 I left the product in my hair for about 10 minutes. The consistency is of regular conditioner, but comes in intense brown color that did not manage to stain my bare hands but did manage to leave some marks on my bathroom floor. After use I rinse it thoroughly and followed up with my regular moisturizing conditioner. After only one use results were visible, my hair color appear rich and not as badly faded as it previously was. My regrown roots were still visible, so visit to the salon was inevitable but at least the rest of my hair color looked more refreshed. The effect lasted for about two weeks (4 washes). Something worth mentioning is that this product felt a bit drying to my hair. I recommend using hair mask instead of conditioner after each use, just so your hair condition remains on the healthy side of things. This is definitely a good product to keep in your bathroom cabinet and use it once or twice a month between salon appointments.
Maria Nila Color Intense Color Refresh costs £16.99 for 300ml and it is available at Sally salon services.