4 Tips for Vibrant Hair Color This Summer

4 Tips for Vibrant Hair Color This Summer

Protect your hair color from the elements this summer with our 4 tips.

By: Nadine Jolie Courtney

When you think of the onslaught your poor hair withstands during summer — sun, sand, wind, frizz-inducing temps — is it any wonder that your strands are so often lackluster come September? Summer’s fun wrecks havoc on your locks, leaving them dull, frizzy and faded. And the biggest casualty is often your hair color, which can go from gorgeous to glum seemingly overnight. Here are five easy tips for keeping your color looking stellar all summer long.

1. Wash with Sulfate-free Products
Washing your hair, especially with shampoo, can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s getting your hair and scalp clean, leaving you with smooth, squeaky-clean tresses. On the other, it can be drying, especially in the dead of summer when your hair is already fighting detrimental elements.

For a little extra protection against fade, try products that are sulfate free — like Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner. It will help your color stay vibrant and keep your strands moisturized.

2. Apply a Weekly Hair Mask
Dry hair equals dull, flat color, so by replenishing moisture and vitamins, your locks will shine. Our favorite weekly treatment is the Pantene Damage Detox Weekly Rehab Crème.


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3. Apply Conditioner Before Swimming
Heading to the pool or the beach? Try applying a conditioner, like Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Color Deep Conditioning Treatment, to prevent strands from drying out too much. Doing this before each swim is like an intensive hydrating treatment minus the hair salon!

4. Try an At-home Color Kit
If all else fails, give your color a little boost at home! Choose a color that creates multi-tonal highlights and lowlights. Just be sure it comes in the shade you need.

What are your tips for long-lasting summer color? Let us know in the comments below!

Nadine is a former beauty editor, the author of two beauty books, a Los Angeles resident, has appeared as a beauty expert on Today, Tyra, CNN and MSNBC, and teaches beauty classes. She has written for
Lucky, Cosmopolitan and Jane and is a beauty contributor to VanityFair.com. You can find her at her website ‪Nadine Jolie.

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