There’s something about the summertime that makes so many of us want to lighten our hair color, for those of us that aren’t quite up to doing a full blonde look highlights are a nice and subtle way to lighten your hair color without it being too drastic of a change. However, maintaining your hair color after you’ve colored it can be a challenge all in itself. Naturally, whenever we color our hair we want to maintain it as long as possible so we’re not feeling like we need to head back to the salon every other week. We’re going to share some of our must-know tips to maintaining your light hair color highlights this summer season.
Protect It from the Sun
The sun’s UV rays have a tendency of fading color, and that goes for light hair color as well. Not only does the sun tend to fade your hair color, but it dries your hair which can lead to hair breakage and other factors that can cause your hair color not to last as long as you’d like. So protecting your hair from the sun as much as possible is going to be key to maintaining the color you’ve chosen, especially in the summer months. Doing things like wearing a hat or scarf over your hair when you’re outside can be really helpful, additionally, there are now even UV protection hair care products that can help you get some extra protection on your hair.
Use Proper Hair Care Products
Using the right hair care products can be a crucial element to your hair color lasting. Ask your stylist/colorist what products they suggest using for your chosen hair color, and actually use them! Most hair experts suggest deep conditioning your hair regularly and using toning shampoos to help you maintain your hair’s health and color for an extended period of time. Additionally, avoiding washing your hair every single day can also be a huge factor in maintaining your hair color. Washing too often can strip your hair of its natural oils, and lead to the hair color fading quicker. Instead, try a dry shampoo for between actual hair washes. When you have a light hair color, make sure you use a dry shampoo that isn’t designed for darker hair!
Give Your Hair a Break
It can be easy for us to fall into the habit of using heated hair styling products daily, but it can also be really harsh on our hair. Instead of using them every single day, find ways to minimize your hair being exposed to heat with heated styling tools and the sun. It will help maintain your hair color and keep your hair from getting too much damage.
Maintaining your light hair color highlights is like so many other hair care tips in general, using the right products and making sure you’re taking the time to apply proper hair care techniques to your daily life. If you want your light color highlights to last longer, make sure you apply these tips to your routine!