Care for Your Colored Hair in the Summer with These Tips
For many of us, summer is the most-awaited season, but it is also the absolute worst time for your hair. Colored hair or not, the culprits are everywhere, including saltwater, chlorine, sun exposure, wind, and humidity. But, of course, we just cannot say no to summer fun, which is why we are bringing to you celebrity hairstylist Lourd Ramos’ tips for caring for your colored hair during the summer.
Beautiful colored hair in the summer begins with having healthy hair
Lourd Ramos always emphasizes this to his clients and friends—healthy hair is the foundation of beautiful colored hair. Long before summer starts, many of us already have plans of staycationing in and out of the city. It is important to take care of your hair and ensure that it is healthy to help it withstand the elements. And even if you do not stay out on the beach or in the field, the sun’s rays as well as all other culprits can still be dangerous and can cause damage to your hair.
How to care for your colored hair in the summer
Though we know that summer is not the best season for your hair as it is harsher, it should not keep you from enjoying the fun activities you can do during this time. In fact, you can still keep your colored hair or dye it with a new shade for as long as you follow Lourd’s tips.
1. Keep your hair healthy by using the best products for colored hair
Lourd cannot emphasize enough the importance of having healthy hair. To maintain your hair’s health, he recommends using shampoo for colored hair like the TRESemmé Pro-Color Series. For blonde hair, there’s TRESemmé Blonde Brilliance that keeps your hair from turning brassy. And to keep your hair color from fading, use TRESemmé Color Radiance with its anti-fade technology that keeps your hair color last up to 2x longer.
2. Avoid too much sun exposure
You know if your hair has had too much sun exposure when it is dry, brittle, and has some discoloration and split ends.
The sun has UVA and UVB rays that can cause damage to the cuticle or the outer coating of your hair strands. The lighter the hair color, the more vulnerable it is to dryness. Should you need to stay out in the sun for prolonged periods, use a cap or bandana to protect your colored hair.
3. Stick to cold-water rinses
Hot showers feel good, but they are not good for your hair because it might prevent the thorough rinsing of your shampoo and conditioner. Instead, go for cold-water rinses that seal the moisture in your hair and leave your scalp hydrated. Further, cold water closes up your cuticles and pores, leaving you with shiny hair at home that is also frizz-free and soft.
4. Deep condition your hair weekly
Aside from using shampoo for colored hair and colored hair treatment products, deep conditioning can also do wonders for your colored hair. It can keep your hair hydrated while improving hair health by providing it with the nutrients it needs for reducing damage. Deep conditioning prevents breakage and dryness by repairing, strengthening, and moisturizing your strands.
Follow these tips and enjoy every day even when it is not summer.