Maintain Your Summer Hair Color

kristen red hairSummer is all about getting bold with your color.

Whether you’re seeing red like Kristen, lightening up like Miley, or going bold like Rihanna, the combination of the heat and sun leads to faster fading color. Celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore (who has coiffed the locks of Brooke Shields, Helena Christensen and Sarah Jessica Parker at his NYC salon) gave us a few tips and tricks to help your color last through the season into the fall.

Tip #1: Avoid daily shampooing in the summer, which not only dries out your hair (especially if you’re out in the sun a lot), but really makes your color fade faster. Instead of washing every day, try a dry shampoo like Klorane in between washes to get rid of any oiliness (Psssst is a great affordable brand and a favorite among top celeb stylists). Simply spray at the roots, massage into the scalp, and brush the product through hair.

Tip #2: Heat tools will also cause color to fade faster, so try to work with your hair’s natural texture, but if you find yourself in a moment where you HAVE to use your blow dryer or flat iron, definitely use a heat protective spray prior to styling which creates a barrier around the hair shaft to provide protection from extreme temperatures.

Tip #3: Redheads already have trouble keeping their hair color vibrant, but especially so in the summer. If you’ve gone red for the summer, consider weekly or bi-weekly gloss treatments (some even help deposit color back into the hair) at your salon to help with the maintenance.

By Aly Walansky

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