Blonde for the summer? There’s something about blonde locks during the summer…it never gets old! Lighter, brighter color hair seems to be the theme every time summer rolls around. If you’re like many, you took to hair color to achieve that gorgeously blonde hue in your hair for the summer season. Fortunately, there are incredible hair colorists that can help us all achieve a natural looking blonde color. The real trick, really, is to stretch your blonde through the summer. You feel us on this one, don’t you? Getting as much time out of your blonde color is a common goal for anyone who color treats their hair. To help you make your blonde last through the rest of the summer, we’re sharing our tips on helping to make your hair color last longer.
Get Serious About Moisturizing
Here’s the deal…the more moisturized your hair is, the longer your hair is able to hold onto the color. When your hair becomes dry it tends to become brittle and dull which is often what leads to color fading a lot quicker than you’d like. Adding a deep conditioning treatment into your routine is necessary, if you haven’t already. In addition to a deep conditioning treatment, try mixing a leave in conditioning treatment to your routine to really get that added moisture. Like we said, the more moisturized your hair the longer your color will last!
Avoid Using Too Much Heat
Heat is another element that can cause hair to become dry, brittle and dull-causing that color to fade. In order to really stretch your blonde through the summer we suggest turning the heat down. Turning down the heat comes in multiple forms because our hair is exposed to heat in a number of different ways. First up, since it’s summer the sun radiates a lot of heat on our hair so keeping your hair covered when you’re spending a lot of time outdoors is going to help keep your color from being effected by the sun’s heat. Next, you probably use heated styling tools to style your hair on a regular basis. We’re not saying you have to stop using these tools altogether but cutting back on how often you use them is going to do you and your hair color a huge favor. Finally, the temperature water you use when washing your hair is another way our hair is affected by heat. Using water that’s too hot is going to affect your hair the same way heated styling tools do. So really what we’re saying is turn down the temperature when you’re washing your hair!
Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
While we’ve all grown up being told to wash our hair every day, the truth is that we shouldn’t be washing our hair every day. This is especially true when you’re trying to stretch out your hair color. The most you should be washing your hair is 2-3 times a week. The problem with washing too often is when we wash our hair it strips our hair of its natural oils-causing all that dryness we talked about before.