Summer is here, and the “sunny for summer” vibes are never stronger than by going blonde. Blonde hair is a light, bright, and fun way to embody the true essence of summer. The strong summer sun, however, can wreak havoc on blonde locks. Add to that chlorine from pool parties and the possible use of heat styling tools, and you may find that your blonde hair has started to fade or weaken. Check out our suggestions below for how to keep your blonde hair looking fresh this summer season.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
The most important thing you can do to keep your blonde hair looking bright and fresh, especially in the summertime, is to keep it hydrated and moisturized. Using a color-safe shampoo and other color-safe haircare products will be useful but making sure that you maintain as much hydration and moisture in your hair’s cuticles is the best way to preserve your blonde color.
Avoid Styling with Heat Tools
Hair that has recently been dyed is susceptible to damage and breakage. This is because the hair cuticle becomes open and vulnerable when it is subject to the extreme heat of heat styling tools. Do your best to refrain from or at least limit the use of heat styling tools on your blonde hair at all times, but particularly during the summer months.
Don’t Shampoo Your Hair Every Day
One way to lock in moisture is to avoid shampooing your hair too often. Most hairstylists and hairdressers agree that that it’s best to shampoo your hair just a few times a week to preserve the natural oils, moisture, and texture. This applies even more directly to blondes to prevent their hair color from fading.
Use a Dry Shampoo to Help Manage Hair Oil
While limiting the number of times per week you wash your hair may seem like a great time saver, it can also be challenging if your hair becomes oily after a day or two. To counteract oily hair without over washing, try using a dry shampoo spray or powder. Rootflage’s temporary root touch up powders actually double as dry shampoos and can be used in place of traditional dry shampoo sprays or aerosols.
Get a Glaze Instead of Redyeing Your Hair
The fact of the matter is that every blonde’s hair will start to fade at some point, but the answer is not to constantly overdye or over bleach it. Instead of re-dyeing your hair every 6 weeks, book a glaze for a gentle refresh. Then prolong the amount of time you can go in between dye appointments by using a root touch up powder that matches or resembles your roots. Rootflage has several shades of blonde temporary hair color powders including warm blonde, champagne blonde, and sun kissed highlight.
Keep your hair sunny and bright this summer by following these hair care tips. Prevent your blonde locks from fading so you can look and feel your best any time of year.