For many of our guests, hair color fades a bit faster when it comes to the warmer months. While it might sound nice to bake in the sun for the day, it won't do your hair any favors. Aside from making your hair feel more dry and coarse, the sun also aids in fading your hair color (which no one wants). We've put together a few great tips from our stylists to help keep your hair in the best shape (and color!) when the weather starts to warm up.
Speak to your stylist about adding on a Botanical Hair Therapy Conditioning Treatment to your color service to keep your hair healthy so it holds onto the color longer and keeps the hair looking and feeling nourished. After receiving your color service, make sure to wait at least 48 hours before washing your hair to let it settle in better.
Make sure that you're washing with cooler water and not shampooing everyday. Although it can be a hard habit to kick, shampooing everyday isn't great for your hair because it will strip your hair of it's natural oils. To keep your hair looking clean, opt for the Shampure Dry Shampoo between shampoos. This will help disguise the oils in your hair and make it look freshly washed again. When you do shampoo, make sure that you're using a color-safe shampoo like our Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner.
When it comes to products, you'll want to use products that will help to preserve the color and health of your hair. Aside from using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, you want to use a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair strong and in good health to prevent it from losing color. Our Color Conserve Daily Color Protect is a popular option for doing just this.
After you've applied your products, be careful when styling. Don't put your curling iron or flat iron on full blast even though sometimes you want to in order to get the job done quicker. Think of it like a dryer that you use to dry your clothing. What happens when it's too hot in the dryer? The colors of your clothes fade. Guess what happens to your hair when you styling products are up too high? Yup, you guessed it.
In The Sun
This next tip is essential when you're going to spend the day in the sun. Aveda created a sun care line especially for hair and body to keep it protected from the sun, chlorine and salts. To protect from the sun, opt for the Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. It's basically like applying an SPF to your body, but for your hair. You can also include the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser to remove salts and chlorine and keep your color at it's best after you spend the day by the pool or at the beach.
All the products mentioned are available at Serene Salon & Spa for purchase. Ask your stylist or the front desk for more details.
Serene Salon & Spa is an Aveda concept salon located in a beautiful converted mill in Holyoke, MA. The interior of Serene incorporates both the industrial, rustic feel of the mill and warm, modern design. We strive to provide the total beauty experience that Aveda is renowned for.