During summer months, hair color requires a bit of extra care and attention. Applying chemicals to your hair puts your hair at risk, particularly during months when water activities and extreme sun exposure are predominant. You should have a regular routine during the summer for caring and protecting hair that has been colored and chemically treated.
Summer is the time when many people like to lighten their hair. With the increased number of people that lighten their hair, hair color care should escalate as well. You must pay extra special attention to the hydration of your hair and fight sun, heat and chlorine damage. Use the following tools to care for your hair color during the summer months.
There are many easy things you can do for low-maintenance hair color care during summer. Start with a low-maintenance hairstyle. Try to wear a style that is soft and light and does not pull on your hair. A low-maintenance cut can be worn stylishly without the need for heated hair care tools, which damage hair and fade color.
One of the best things you can do in terms of hair color care during summer months is to protect your hair by wearing a hat or scarf. Hats and turbans are stylish and fashionable. In order to protect chemically treated hair during summer months, you must protect it from the sun’s heat and light, which fade hair color and dry out the hair, leaving it looking brittle and frizzy. It is equally important to protect your scalp, so keep this in mind during the sun’s peak hours, when rays are most damaging.
In particular, you should pay close attention to your ends. If you are going to use hair color during the summer months, keep your ends trimmed to avoid split ends, which cause frizz. Use a good moisturizing shampoo and a deep conditioner at least once per week to restore health in the tips of your strands.
If you do swim in the sea or in a swimming pool, use special shampoos that have the ingredients needed to remove chlorine. There are many products on the market that also have corresponding swimmers’ conditioner to use after shampooing.
Every day, use a leave-in conditioner that has SPF protection. Look for spray conditioners or leave-in creams that have an SPF factor listed on the bottle, so that you know the product offers real protection.
Summertime is when hair gets most damaged. While it is a fun time of year, water sports are popular, and sun exposure is at an all time high. Keep this in mind so that you can give your hair high levels of protection and remain diligent with hair color care during those summer months. A little protection goes a long way. Every summer, new products come out specifically for hair color care in the hot and sunny season. Take advantage of these products and follow a regular hair care regimen. Then, when fall comes around, you have options for creating a new, updated, seasonal look.