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Advice to Keep Summer Hair Color Looking Fabulous
By Bliss Winnetka | July 31, 2020

Summer is a wonderful time to find that picture-perfect new hair color, but it’s also a challenging time to keep it looking as fresh and rich-colored as it was when you left the salon. With all the harsh elements of summer – heat & UV rays, humidity, chlorine, saltwater – Bliss Salon can help you with some vital tips to keep your hair healthy, shiny, and smooth and your hair color from fading prematurely.

Cut down on washing your hair. When you wash your hair daily, the hot water and shampoo open your cuticle. This allows the dirt and grime to get out of your hair but it also, unfortunately, causes your natural oils and hair color to escape causing dry hair and fading. The typical person really only needs to wash their hair every 2-3 days at least and rinse with cool or lukewarm water if possible. If you feel you need it, you can use dry shampoo in between washings, just make sure it’s meant for color-treated hair.

Use salon-quality products. At Bliss Salon of Winnetka, we can recommend the best products for your new hair color. By using exclusively formulated hair care products designed for color-treated hair, it will ensure your hair will stay healthy, moisturized, and your fabulous hair color stays as long as possible without premature fading.

Stay regular with your hair trims. Trimming all the dead ends and split ends from your color-treated hair regularly – every 4 to 6 weeks – will keep your hair healthier since damaged, split ends have a harder time holding your color and tends to make your hair look dry and frizzy.

Guard against damage from the sun. We have all seen the effects that too much sun can do to our skin. It’s no less damaging to our scalp and hair. Protect your hair with a formulated sunscreen that it meant for color-treated hair to keep your color from fading, your scalp from burning, and your hair from becoming brittle. You can also invest in a wide-brimmed hat or festive scarf to cover your hair when you are in the sun for prolonged amounts of time.

If you’re ready for a new summer hair color or just need to upkeep your hair to keep your current color looking great, book an appointment today. At Bliss Salon of Winnetka our expert stylists can help! Visit our salon at 818 Elm Street in Winnetka, call us at 847-446-9555, or book an appointment online at your convenience. We look forward to seeing you!

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