Summertime means more days are spent hanging out in the warm sun by the beach or pool. It’s common sense to protect your face and body with sunscreen, but it’s not so obvious that hair, especially hair that’s color-treated, needs protection too in order to promote longevity.
Without the right protection, dyed hair is prone to fading and dryness. It’s always important to take precautionary steps, even if you’re only going to be out in the sun for a short while.
Here our some of our top three tips and products that will definitely help your color-treated hair deal with sun exposure and the aftercare.
Use a Color Protection Mist
An easy and effortless way to protect dyed hair from the sun is applying a protection mist from roots to ends. Color protection mists contain a small amount of sunscreen that protects dyed hair from harmful UV rays. Not to mention, these sprays extend the life of your dye and are safe to use on the daily. Spray on all over hair evenly before going out into the sun.
Try out the Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray. It’s affordable, made of high quality ingredients, and leaves hair with a natural finish. It also works on dry and wet hair, so make sure to reapply after your swim! Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray, Amazon.com. $13.
Cleanse with the Right Shampoo
Regardless of the season, using a shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair is always in your best interest. Shampoos and conditioners made specifically for dyed hair will allow you to remove dirt and oil buildup, while protecting hair in order to extend its life and maintain its vibrancy.
The Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner are ideal – both lock in dye and leave hair soft and refreshed after a day at the pool or beach. Chlorine and saltwater can take a toll on the hair by leaving it brittle or dry, so it’s best to cleanse immediately after a day spent swimming. Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner, Ulta, $15 each.
Wear a Sun Hat
Keep forgetting to apply your color protection mist or use hair sunscreen? Or maybe you’re just too lazy to apply for a quick visit to the pool? Wearing a sun hat keeps you cool in the shade, all while protecting your hair and face from the sun in a classically chic way. Sun hats are always available during summertime, so you’re sure to find one at your nearest department store or online on Amazon. A classic straw sun hat matches any bathing suit or beach cover up, too!