Summer Hair Color Tips!

Make sure that you ALWAYS use shampoos and conditioners for color-treated hair to protect and extend your color. If your hair is dry use a leave-in conditioner that will help keep the cuticle sealed. You can also use a conditioning masque once a week. Highlighted and bleached blondes are one of the most fragile colors, so they should double-dose on treatments. I highly recommend professional hair care which is sold in the Joseph Kellner Salon. Dry hair isn’t a pretty look. The sun damages the hair enough without the aid of products that dry the hair. Avoid using products such as shampoos, conditioners, gels, and other styling products that contain alcohol, sulfur, and formaldehyde.

  • Periodically give your hair a vacation from styling products, blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons, and hot rollers.

Tanning in the hot sun is not only bad for your skin but it can also lead to hair dryness. To prevent this problem from occurring, it is ideal to lay off the blow dryer and hair irons during this time. There is no better time than summer to embrace your natural hair texture. Avoiding hot styling tools will also help reduce breakage, which is the primary care of frizz. The problem is even more common during the summer since your locks tend to be drier than usual. Try wearing “wash and go styles,” which are increasingly popular for natural hair care during the summer months.When it is possible allow the hair to air dry. Apply a heat protectant  to the hair before using a heat appliance. Use the lowest settings on the appliance to avoid damage. Other styles to wear to avoid using heat appliances include braids and dreadlocks.

  • Use a conditioner made for your specific hair needs at least twice a week, especially if you spend a lot of time out in the sun.

It’s also said that running your hair under water before hitting the pool can help to prevent it from absorbing chlorinated water. This can be ideal for women who find that their color-treated hair turns green during the summer season. Avoid dry hair by keeping your hair hydrated. Use a hair moisturizer daily. This will also help strengthen your mane. A moisturizer containing shea butter is great for daily use.

  • Avoid putting too much product in your hair. It will weigh it down and make it look dull rather than shiny.

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