Summer can take a toll on all hair colors, with the heat and sun causing colors to fade and hair to dry out. If you have blonde hair, whether dyed or natural, you might find the summer months even more of a challenge. However, by using the right products and the right routine, blondes can still enjoy the summer with their perfect blonde shade and healthy, glossy hair.
Condition and color correct with hair gloss
Over the summer, your hair will be more prone to damage from heat and also to color fading. You can combat both these issues with a hair gloss treatment. Hair gloss is like a deep conditioning mask for your hair that also deposits color to boost the vibrancy of your shade.
A hair gloss for pearl blonde hair will neutralize brassy tones and get your hair bright and icy again. It will deposit color to help keep your blonde shade fresh in between colors. Hair gloss will also nourish your hair with oils and protective ingredients. This will help to smooth and repair the hair follicle, taming frizz and leaving you with soft, glossy hair,
Reduce how much you shampoo
If possible, you should reduce how often you shampoo your hair and definitely try to avoid washing it every day. Overdoing the shampoo can strip your hair of its natural oils, which will leave it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. It can also cause your color to fade quickly if you have dyed blonde hair.
Try taking out one wash from your weekly routine, to see how it affects your hair. If you find your hair gets too dirty, look for a gentle, color-safe shampoo and use sparingly.
Protect your hair from UV rays
UV rays from the sun are not only damaging to your skin. They can also cause damage to your hair, causing it to dry out and fading your blonde shade. You can help to combat this by looking for SPF for hair, whether through a spray or leave-in conditioner. For the best protection, wear a hat or hair scarf when you’re out in intense sun.
Using strengthening products will help to keep your hair healthy and less prone to damage from the sun. This could be through regular deep conditioning treatments or hair serums.
Protect your hair when swimming
Unfortunately, both chlorine and salt water can damage blonde hair. Chlorine especially can cause discoloration, and both can dry hair out and leave it fragile. If you’re going swimming this summer and want to protect your blonde hair, you can use a mask or oil as a pre-treatment. There are many hair care products designed to be left in when you swim which will keep your hair protected.
It can also be beneficial to keep your hair tied or pinned up to stop it soaking in the water – be careful of using elastic bands when your hair is wet, as these can cause damage when they’re removed. Alternatively, you can wear a swimming cap for ultimate protection.
After swimming you should always rinse your hair thoroughly, so no chlorine or salt water residue is left. You could use a special anti-chlorine shampoo and always follow with a nourishing conditioner.
Reduce heat styling
Adding more heat to your hair in the summer will only result in more damage. If you can, you should aim to reduce how much you use heat stylers through the summer. Using deep conditioning treatments and serums instead could help to reduce frizz and will also nourish your hair.
If you can’t avoid heat styling, you can still minimize the damage. Always use a heat protectant spray, whether you’re using a hair dryer, straighteners, or curling tongs. Try to use a lower heat temperature and avoid leaving the heat on one part of the hair for too long. His can all help to keep your blonde hair looking healthy through the summer.
Find the right products for your routine
Caring for your hair is all about finding the right products for your needs. There are all sorts of shampoos, conditioners, serums and hair masks that can help to tame frizz, strengthen hair, and boost your color. If you want to get rid of brassy tones from your blonde hair, look for purple toner products, If you have warmer, gold blonde hair, look for hair products that can add warmth and brightness back into your hair.
You should avoid using hair products that contain sulfates, as these can dry your hair out and leave it brittle. Products with ammonia and alcohol can also damage your hair, and products with silicones might reduce frizz but they can prevent your hair from absorbing well needed moisture. Always check the ingredients list of your products to make sure they’re not causing any extra damage.