Summer Proofing Your Hair Color

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated March 13, 2017)

Summer can be a great, carefree time of year. It's the season where you just want to get out and play in the warm, sunny weather and enjoy being outside. With so many outdoor activities going on during the summer, you probably spend a lot more time in the sun than usual.

Even though spending some time outside is nice, you shouldn't forget that the sun can mess with your beauty schedule. Of course, you know to apply sunscreen when you are going to be spending time in the sun, but what about other parts of your body that needs to be protected? Don't forget that your hair can be impacted by the sunny weather.

If you color your hair, you might be at risk for sun damage. Prolonged sun exposure can cause your hair to dry out and become discolored, leaving your once lovely locks looking limp and dull. Of course, one possible way to help your hair during the hot months is to go without coloring it for a while, but that's not a good option for everyone. If you want to keep your hair color for summer, try some of these ideas to help your look last longer:

  • Deep-condition your hair to help it retain moisture. Use special moisturizing conditioner during washing, or try a leave-in conditioner for all-day hydration.
  • When at the beach or by the pool, save your scalp and hair by wearing a hat. Sun hats can be trendy and fun; you might really enjoy wearing one on a hot day. The right hat can look great and protect your hair.
  • Purchase hair products with an SPF to protect your hair from the sun. You can find shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that will help shield your hair from harsh UV rays. If you have really short hair, you might try rubbing some sun block in your palms and running it through your hair before heading outside.
  • Stay away from peroxide products during the summer months. These can cause damage to your hair and color.
  • Give your hair a break from the heat and try to blow-dry it less during the summer. Letting your hair air-dry once in a while can help it stay healthier and more moisturized.

Take care of your hair and moisturize it during the hot season, and your color can stay vibrant and beautiful. Avoid too much sun if you can, and prepare your hair beforehand if you do need to be in the sun for a long amount of time.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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