Summer can be a stressful time for anyone with color treated hair. Between the intense sun and the chlorine, your color can really take a beating, and let’s face it… coloring can get expensive. But having color treated hair doesn’t have to ruin your color. Here are some tips and products that you can use to keep your tresses looking rich and luxurious without sacrificing fun.
Much like your skin, your ‘do also benefits from SPF. Harsh sun rays can sap your color, along with the moisture in your hair. They can also burn your scalp, so it’s just as important to protect your noggin. There are many products on the market to protect hair, including Clairins Sunscreen Care Hair Oil. This leave-in product not only protects your hair with SPF 30, it also conditions, which can help keep your ends from splitting. Clairins products can get pricey, so if you choose a drug store leave in, make sure that it contains a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF of at least 15.
These days, there are many products available that are designed to keep your color looking vibrant between colorings. Color Proof and Pureology have lines of color boosting sprays available that are made to boost shine and revitalize your color. These sprays also contain conditioners designed to keep your hair from drying out. Pop one into your purse or your gym bag to keep your hair shiny and free of frizz.
Chlorine in public swimming pools is essential to ensure a safe environment for all, but it is terrible for hair color. In order to keep your color from fading, be sure to coat it in fresh water prior to your dip in the pool. By showering prior to your swim, your hair absorbs fresh water, so it’s not as affected by chemicals as it would be if you hop in with dry hair. Make sure you hose yourself off immediately after your swim as well to wash the chemicals out before they do any harm.
Wide brimmed hats are a summer time staple, protecting your face, your scalp and your hair from harsh rays. They are also cute and stylish, and there is a style for everyone. Whether you’re the type who prefers to rock a simple baseball hat or prefer the classic panache of a colorful straw hat, you will benefit from your head gear. Not only will it keep the sun off of your face, it’s also the perfect accessory for a bad hair day.
Summer doesn’t have to ruin your style. It’s still possible to have gorgeous hair with beautiful color by choosing the right products and accessories to protect it. Hair color is an investment, but it doesn’t have to be a chore.