The summer sun and pool chlorine can wreak havoc on colored strands. Read these top tips to make sure your color stays vibrant and not brassy all summer long.
Whether you’re rocking blonde highlights like Khloe Kardashian and Carrie Underwood, or planning to go full-on platinum like Kim Kardashian, celebrity colorist Lorri Goddard has some color protection tips you need to know right now.
Lorri tells HollywoodLife.com:
“1. When Swimming…Try coating hair with a COCONUT OIL OR OLIVE OIL before swimming in salt water or chlorine to protect strands from sun and chemical exposure. Also, wetting your hair with clean water BEFORE diving in will cause your hair to absorb a minimal amount of chlorine or salt water. And lastly, rinse your hair with clean water after swimming, and before lying in the sun.
2. Make sure your colorist is using a bond builder…I use b3 Brazilian Bond Builder. Bond builders will protect your hair from damage and give you longer color retention…by up to 2 weeks. b3 is mixed right into the color formula, and re-builds the bonds to heal the hair and seal the cuticle (which locks in color and moisture) all during the coloring process.
3. The Sun…Avoid overexposure to the elements by protecting your hair with a hat or scarf. You can also try using a UVA/UVB serum or spray, specifically designed to protect your hair while in the sun. To moisturize, try using a protective leave-in or hydrating masque to replenish essential moisture to the hair.”
Summer Sun — Use SPF
Remember to use sunscreen every single day, whether you are hitting the sand or not! I love the Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Face Sunscreen. It’s super lightweight and quickly absorbs into skin. Apply after cleansing and before your moisturizer and makeup.
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— Dory Larrabee